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by Juan Carlos
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning wood dust off operatives
Replies: 17
Views: 9458

Re: Cleaning wood dust off operatives

I would not allow the use of compressed air lines for this.
by Juan Carlos
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jack needs your opinions please.
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Jack needs your opinions please.

Hi Alexis,
Hope u guys are well.
Very true. I don't log in as often these days but every time I do I always come to this section only! :D
by Juan Carlos
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspection of Safety Restraint Harnesses
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: Inspection of Safety Restraint Harnesses

It is still in its original sealed packaging. It is not put into service yet. Don't need to carry out thorough inspections yet. save the money.
by Juan Carlos
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A. Wheel 3 monthly check.
Replies: 2
Views: 2203

Re: A. Wheel 3 monthly check.

Those are recommended timescales if you don't have manufacturers instructions. They are recommended and the check by the competent person should be carried out based on RA and taking into consideration the instructions manual of the equipment. A competent person needs to know all about the safe use ...
by Juan Carlos
Fri May 13, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibration for Nail Guns
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Re: Vibration for Nail Guns

What are you using to measure the vibration? Larson Davies? I would just measure the vibration continuously for a period of time whilst putting the nails in and then calculate based on the number of nails you have put in and time. I would then give an hse point value to each nail. We use rivet guns ...
by Juan Carlos
Fri May 06, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: contractor incident RIDDOR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Re: contractor incident RIDDOR?

actually this will be dependant on your arrangements with the contractor company.

It certainly is RIDDOR reportable but it will not automatically be the responsibility of the contractor to notify.
by Juan Carlos
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at Height - Lifelines
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

Re: Work at Height - Lifelines

Hi Will, IMO it is as you say down to the engineering solution. I doubt you will find specific guidance on the diameter as it would be down to the type of work, location type of steel used etc. etc. I would also consider if it is a fall restrain or fall arrest system in which case the thickness migh...
by Juan Carlos
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machinery installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: machinery installation

Yeap. Excellent advise already provided.
by Juan Carlos
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLT Checks
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: FLT Checks

Hello, From my experience, you don't need to actually see the hydraulic oil in order to know that the levels are suitable. I have always asked my FLT operators to check for any obvious leaks in the pipes and I instruct them to raise the forks and observe them for a little while to see if they start ...
by Juan Carlos
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The dreaded RIDDOR query....
Replies: 14
Views: 5717

Re: The dreaded RIDDOR query....

I know you've just said the cause of the slip/ trip is under investigation. If there's nothing wrong with the stairs, nothing wrong with the lighting? etc.

I say this is not RIDDOR reportable.
by Juan Carlos
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinks fountains
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: Drinks fountains

hi guys I am looking at drinks fountains for my workplace (food manufacturing) the type you press and hold and take a drink directly. is there anything wrong with having this type in a food manufacturing workplace (bakery) ? does anyone use this in their own workplace ? any good and bad points appr...
by Juan Carlos
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire drill help needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3602

Re: Fire drill help needed

Agree with Bernie here. In a previous employment where we had baked products as part of a production line, we could not afford to just leave these unattended during fire drills. I would issue specific key operators laminated "Fire Evacuation Exempt" cards just before the drill took place. ...

 

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