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by witsd
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Thursday 1st October 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Thursday 1st October 2015

The fog has melted away in Glasgow and the sun is out. Can't see a cloud in the small area of sky visible through the office window.

Enjoying another glorious day of data entry and working through old client files that haven't been very well organised.
by witsd
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Landlord fire evacuation advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5211

Re: Landlord fire evacuation advice

You will need to fully explain why your decision to adopt - say - a stay put policy, and if necessary, you will need to argue your case to prevent a prosecution. This prosecution may be against you and not the RP or your employer and case history includes custodial sentences This is exactly why I'm...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consultancy - what level of Qualification & Experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 4551

Re: Consultancy - what level of Qualification & Experience?

I've only been a member of IOSH for around 9 months, and so far, I've not really found it to be particularly useful. I'm sure a big part of that is my not knowing how best to take advantage of my membership, but do those letters after my name really have much to do with my level of competence? Not r...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Governors to undertake IOSH Managing Safety or face FFI?
Replies: 10
Views: 2006

Re: Governors to undertake IOSH Managing Safety or face FFI?

If it helps, I'm working as a consultant holding techIOSH, NEBOSH Gen & Fire, and you are probably right, at least to some degree. The issues come when people get overconfident, or more likely, act overconfidently in order to cover up a lack of knowledge. Despite 9 years in FHS work, I'm well aware ...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Propane Space Heater Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Propane Space Heater Maintenance

Mobile/portable appliances 33 Mobile/portable appliances, where gas is supplied from a cylinder, are not generally covered. Appliances using non-refillable gas containers (eg some camping stoves, cigarette lighters, hairdressing curling tongs etc) are, for instance, not covered. However, a mobile o...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To RIDDOR or NOT to RIDDOR
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: To RIDDOR or NOT to RIDDOR

Some useful info from here : Students and pupils are not at work and so are regarded as members of the public for this part of the form. The exception is when they are participating in a recognised training scheme or work experience. Under health and safety law, students and pupils (including childr...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Landlord fire evacuation advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5211

Re: Landlord fire evacuation advice

:wave: Can you kindly explain the context of this query ? I'm just writing a fire risk assessment for a small residential block, which I don't have a huge amount of experience with, and it seems that my predecessor's methods (Landlord should tell all residents exactly what they should do) disagree ...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Governors to undertake IOSH Managing Safety or face FFI?
Replies: 10
Views: 2006

Re: Governors to undertake IOSH Managing Safety or face FFI?

You should certainly have a person who can be deemed 'competent', but I don't believe that there is any one particular H&S course that they would be expected to have taken. That said, for a sizeable school it doesn't strike me as an unreasonable expectation for a member of staff to have been for som...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Landlord fire evacuation advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5211

Landlord fire evacuation advice

Seems like a bit of a grey area here. Should I advise a landlord to give evacuation advice to tenants? If I do, and something goes wrong (i.e. 'stay put' goes all Lakanal) then the landlord would (I assume) become liable in a big way. If the landlord only provides factual information, such as "the f...
by witsd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: Wednesday 30th September 2015

*Another person in Scotland with fog* Morning all. Got to chase a woman about a fire risk assessment this morning (well actually a woman's underling's underling, because the woman immediately went on 2 weeks leave, and the automated email reply had the wrong email addresses in it for her colleagues ...
by witsd
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To RIDDOR or NOT to RIDDOR
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: To RIDDOR or NOT to RIDDOR

"Accidents to members of the public or others who are not at work must be reported if they result in an injury and the person is taken directly from the scene of the accident to hospital for treatment to that injury." Sounds to me like it depends upon your definition of 'directly' and you could go e...
by witsd
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDDOR Query
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: RIDDOR Query

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