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Megawatt

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Ive worked at Baldragon Academy in Dundee.... Is that hazardous enough for you?
I’m guessing you worked class 1 div 1 and 2 locations I’ve never heard of Baldragon Academy. Is that an industrial job ?
 

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I’m guessing you worked class 1 div 1 and 2 locations I’ve never heard of Baldragon Academy. Is that an industrial job ?
I don't know the place myself but I'd guess the post was in jest and baldragon academy is a very rough place, the hazard being the local population.

I think a key difference between USA and the UK is the nature of our humour.
 

Megawatt

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I don't know the place myself but I'd guess the post was in jest and baldragon academy is a very rough place, the hazard being the local population.

I think a key difference between USA and the UK is the nature of our humour.
I don't know the place myself but I'd guess the post was in jest and baldragon academy is a very rough place, the hazard being the local population.

I think a key difference between USA and the UK is the nature of our humour.
I’m guessing you worked class 1 div 1 and 2 locations I’ve never heard of Baldragon Academy. Is that an industrial job ?
I actually like doing that kind of work, a lot of people never get the chance to learn. I worked at FMC and they make lithium which is the worlds lightest metal. They used to sell to NASA For their space ships but I see your humor in your reply
 

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I actually like doing that kind of work, a lot of people never get the chance to learn. I worked at FMC and they make lithium which is the worlds lightest metal. They used to sell to NASA For their space ships but I see your humor in your reply
Is that academy that bad of a location
 

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I work Offshore on Oil and Well Rigs. Drilling platforms etc.
The international Hazardous areas competency is run by CompEX in Aus it’s EEHA.
 

littlespark

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Baldragon academy is a secondary school in Dundee, Scotland. A couple of jobs there:
One was maintenance on the storage heaters, where the young adults had ripped off a cover to use as a sledge in the snow....
Another job where a classroom refurb was going on and every trade had their power tools nicked.

Baldragon is next door to a manned police station.
 

Megawatt

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I work Offshore on Oil and Well Rigs. Drilling platforms etc.
The international Hazardous areas competency is run by CompEX in Aus it’s EEHA.
I always wanted to work on a off shore oil rig
 

Megawatt

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The safety systems involved are very thorough.You can’t pick your nose without a Permit.
Kenny ive worked in many classified areas and been to many orientations and you have the safety people watching you with binoculars and they are very strickbut I guess it’s for our own protection
 

Megawatt

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Kenny ive worked in many classified areas and been to many orientations and you have the safety people watching you with binoculars and they are very strickbut I guess it’s for our own protection
I wouldn’t doubt that you have to where a safety harness when you go crap and tie off to the toilet. I’ve worked in many places where if they catch you violating safety policies you are immediately escorted off the property
 
The lads I know on the rigs in the north sea, last time I spoke to them did either 1 month on, 1 month off or 3 months on 1 month off.
Until about 3 years ago most of the British sector were 2 weeks on 3 weeks off. About 3 years ago there was a price crash and lots of places went 3 weeks on 3 weeks off. Things are slowly picking up and Rita’s improving to 3 on 4 off etc.
 
Rigs on the Bass strait. Rigs in East Timor all have 4 to a room. That’s about 25 rigs
Thats pretty archaic, the British North Sea is almost exclusively 2 men or less, the Norwegian North Sea is almost always 1 man cabins. Anyone with a trade is 2 man or less in west Africa in my experience.
 

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Thats pretty archaic, the British North Sea is almost exclusively 2 men or less, the Norwegian North Sea is almost always 1 man cabins. Anyone with a trade is 2 man or less in west Africa in my experience.
Did a lot of maintenance work on Fuel installations, but most of my kater experience was security orientated, UPs, standby etc.
 

Megawatt

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Did a lot of maintenance work on Fuel installations, but most of my kater experience was security orientated, UPs, standby etc.
I’ll say this that you have been around the block a few times and I also assume you know class 1 div 1 areas very well
 
I’ll say this that you have been around the block a few times and I also assume you know class 1 div 1 areas very well
Looking at the definition that’s what ATEX would refer to as Zone 0. Instrument/electrical equipment in these areas is pretty sparse. The vast majority of hazardous areas are Zone 2.
 

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