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by witsd
Thu May 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Annual extinguisher maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

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: 1076

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.
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by witsd
Wed May 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Very quick extinguisher colour / date question
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

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: 1446

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: 1446

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: 1660

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: 3775

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: 3775

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

I'll be there for Wednesday only.
by witsd
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire suppression query
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Fire suppression query

Yeah, I'm thinking of an ad hoc usage for places that are already high risk due to factors that are out of our control...

Thanks guys, I'll let you know if this leads to any additional data (positive or negative).
by witsd
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire suppression query
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Fire suppression query

Hi all, I'm trying to find more info on a product that I think was mentioned here within the last 18 months. It's a standalone tube of extinguishing substance that is affixed within electrical supply cabinets and similar set-up. When exposed to heat, the tube ruptures and spills the chemical, exting...
by witsd
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Responsible Person Legionella course
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Responsible Person Legionella course

Not sure how much use this will be, but: I took a three day course but had to travel down from Glasgow to Derby to take part. It was an IOSH-accredited course by ISAC I think, but don't have my documentation here to check.. In retrospect, although the course was good, having not come from a plumbing...
by witsd
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exoskeletons
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Exoskeletons

I agree that a solution has been developed for a problem that has yet to be identified Being a fan of 80s sci-fi, I'd argue that the potential problem has been invented, it's just that it's fictional. Seriously though, call me a cynic but I'm going to assume that this expensive 'solution' will turn...

 

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