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by witsd
Thu May 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDDOR - Question ( I think i know teh answer but)
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: RIDDOR - Question ( I think i know teh answer but)

Technically the employee could (and should) be claiming the holiday days back as sick absence if they are still injured while on holiday. If they haven't done so, I think that could be taken as a statement that they are well, but whether that's reasonable, I'm not at all sure. Certainly if they are ...
by witsd
Thu May 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR assessments?
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: DSEAR assessments?

When recommended by the FRA? :D

I treat them as similar to lightning risk assessments. When the fire risk assessor recognises that it's out of their league, then they ought to be recommending a further specific risk assessment by a competent individual.
by witsd
Fri May 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Alarms in blocks of flats
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Alarms in blocks of flats

There's no requirement for there to even BE a building alarm, in fact in most purpose-built blocks I would recommend against it. What happens inside one apartment shouldn't really be able to affect anyone else at all, which is why stay put policies are usually perfectly valid. If it's not purpose-bu...
by witsd
Thu May 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Travel distance to manual call point
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Travel distance to manual call point

'Where necessary…'

Do an FRA and consider the risk level in the room, how long (longer) it would take to raise the alarm and whether there is any reasonable increase to the risk to life due to this.

If not (and I'd seriously doubt it), note it, explain your reasoning and move on.
by witsd
Thu May 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Annual extinguisher maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Annual extinguisher maintenance

I don't have a list, but I do have NEBOSH fire and there is no way in hell I'd have anything to do with this unless I was provided with extensive training. No way I'm removing the horn from a CO2 without being certain that I'm not about to accidentally release the gas and launch the thing across the...
by witsd
Thu May 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Firex International 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Firex International 2019

Possibly. Need to pop down south with the family anyway, so perhaps will be able to do this on the back of that.

Moving house around this time as well though, so goodness knows how it will work out.
by witsd
Wed May 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Very quick extinguisher colour / date question
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Very quick extinguisher colour / date question

I'd say what are the test dates on it? Given that there is no legal requirement for colour marking of extinguishers, only the BS, so long as it has been correctly serviced and inspected, then there is no requirement for it to now be Red. I thought that might be the case. But as for the test dates, ...
by witsd
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Very quick extinguisher colour / date question
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Very quick extinguisher colour / date question

Two museum pieces.

Still not as good as the bright green halon extinguisher I found in a shed a few years ago, last checked in 1987... :roll:
by witsd
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Very quick extinguisher colour / date question
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Very quick extinguisher colour / date question

When was the last time that it would have been acceptable to be using a blue dry powder extinguisher?

Monday morning is not helping me add this one up, and the internet isn't being helpful! :roll:
by witsd
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UXO procedures - writing some for my company
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: UXO procedures - writing some for my company

I know absolutely nothing about this subject, but it seems to me that there should be a step or two prior to 'discovery'.

Presumably some areas are considered lower or higher risk than others, and perhaps differing methodologies might be employed in the higher risk areas?
by witsd
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health & Safety Event NEC 9-11 April 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3327

Re: Health & Safety Event NEC 9-11 April 2019

Yeah, it was the first Birmingham event I've been to, and I found it pretty poor compared to the last similar thing I attended (Scotland Works, 2017). The one talk that I really enjoyed was 'Sal' from the FDNY talking about 911 and the changes that occurred afterwards. Shame that the section that he...
by witsd
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health & Safety Event NEC 9-11 April 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3327

Re: Health & Safety Event NEC 9-11 April 2019

I'll be there for Wednesday only.

 

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