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by witsd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health & Safety Event NEC 9-11 April 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3614

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

Train + taxi + charging everything to the company.

;)
by witsd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys: 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2758

Re: Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys: 2017

Yeah, the summary of stats is horribly broken. I bet they got an unpaid intern to do the work!
Health and Safety for Beginners Directory
by witsd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Residential Fire Safety
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Residential Fire Safety

Again, not particularly unusual, but they should be loud enough to be heard in the flats, otherwise why have them. Just to add one thought: Unless there is a policy for all persons to evacuate the building in the event the alarm system is activated, I see no real need for them to be audible within ...
by witsd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Greedy Ocado
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Greedy Ocado

More automation is great, it means that we'll all be working less hours for the same (or better) standard of living...

Any day now...
by witsd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Dance School
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Help - Dance School

Cleaning? COSHH registers might be excessive for a duo, but they should certainly be able to explain how their approaches meet H&S guidelines. Lone working – are both staff always working together? What about holidays / sickness? Slips / trips? Are any of the clients (customers?) left to their own d...
by witsd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Aider access to medical records
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Re: First Aider access to medical records

"What are your symptoms?" "Are you taking medication to manage your symptoms?" "Does your medication completely control your symptoms?" "Do you ever forget to take your medication?" I don't see how asking pretty basic questions such as these necessitates a medical degree. No-one is suggesting that t...
by witsd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Ignorant Managers. Don't you just love em?
Replies: 16
Views: 2813

Re: Ignorant Managers. Don't you just love em?

I 'accidentally' did an FRA of a non-relevant premises today (noticed a potentially serious issue whilst doing something unrelated), and had to bring it to the bosses' attention. They weren't exactly happy, but at least they aren't sticking their fingers in their ears and singing. I hope you manage ...
by witsd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punch Bag Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Punch Bag Machine

I would just treat it like any piece of equipment that might be present in a workplace.

Insure adequate instructions are available, and check that it is being used and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
by witsd
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Grease extraction System
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: Grease extraction System

I would say "probably" and "no". :)
by witsd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

I don't like the 'what a good employee, he pretended it wasn't work related!' line of thought. By telling the truth, he allows your company to put in measures to prevent it from recurring. That's a good employee – not the one who refuses to make any fuss at all. But sure, it's nice that he's not goi...
by witsd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Escape Rooms
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Escape Rooms

Yeah, I've not been to one, but I can't imagine that it could possibly be worse than the really large 'soft play' sites. Some of those that I spend my weekends at are far too complex to simply 'start at the top and work down'.
by witsd
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Grease extraction System
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: Grease extraction System

As long as you can show that there's a valid logic backing up the periodicity, then you ought to be fine. If it's still nice and clean when the second PPM date rolls around, take a photo and then extend the next interval until it's actually worth doing, as Andyblue described. Keep records though, ju...

 

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