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wilmac

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Hi Folks, I have my annual NICEIC assessment next week and am a bit worried about risk assessment.
According to the regs, we are all supposed to have a a risk assessment procedure before you even get out the van.
I know the theory of it( and like to think that I follow the spirit of it) but just need some practical examples that I can write down to show that I am obeying the rules. any info ? ta:confused:
 
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johnnyb

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There are printable downloads on net, print one off and say this is what we or i use in the field.
 
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maddfridge

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Hi Folks, I have my annual NICEIC assessment next week and am a bit worried about risk assessment.
According to the regs, we are all supposed to have a a risk assessment procedure before you even get out the van.
I know the theory of it( and like to think that I follow the spirit of it) but just need some practical examples that I can write down to show that I am obeying the rules. any info ? ta:confused:
hi there

funny that just looking at a risk assessment form now on Sunday afternoon:rolleyes: no seriously the one we have to use is a complete nightmare it contains such lovely things for sparking stuff , working at heights, steps towers etc, live services, digging, the kit you use is it fit for purpose etc etc.:eek:

Some of the codger i work with need one for turning up in the morning :D

Then you have to do this calculation and if it is above a certain number go back and get a grown up to sort it out for you !!!:confused:

Most of it is common sense lock off make safe ppe etc but we have generic risk assessments in place for specific tasks ie change a light bulb:rolleyes:

cheers
 
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wilmac

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thanks johnnyb,do you know any specific web sites, I have had a trawl but cant see any.:)
 
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Spudnik

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I dont think you need to do risk assessments if you work alone.

Its only when you have employees.
 
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kung

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The ones we had at Southern electric were pants ! ie
Trips
Slips
Falls
Weils disease
Dogs
Driving
Electricity
Gas
Water
Weather
ETC
ETC.
 
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ian.settle1

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I dont think you need to do risk assessments if you work alone.

Its only when you have employees.

I think you will still need to do a risk assessment even if you are working on your own as you could highlight something which may need addressing by a third party before carrying out the work.
 
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Spudnik

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I think you will still need to do a risk assessment even if you are working on your own as you could highlight something which may need addressing by a third party before carrying out the work.
Oops!

i didnt think we had to being a sole trader. My bad.

Looks like i need to scribble a few out before my next assessment then.:D
 
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pete.l

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Hi all. My first post!
I have been with the NIC for 3 years and never been asked about risk assessment, but you do a mental risk assessment for everything that you do.
 
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Spudnik

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Hi Pete.

I knew i wasnt going mad as i have never been asked for either!

Mind you, i think it may pay to do one occasionally especially in lived in domestic dwellings.

They also ask for a health and safety policy, but this isnt required either if you are a sole trader with under 5 employees.
 
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elec1984

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Hi i'm new to this forum and have my elecsa assessment coming upina few weeks. I have a question about doing an insulation test on a radial circuit (domestic upstairs lights) i have tested the circuit and am getting a very low reading under 0.28 mohms. Anyone got any ideas why this is so low
 
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mercanlandy

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Hi i'm new to this forum and have my elecsa assessment coming upina few weeks. I have a question about doing an insulation test on a radial circuit (domestic upstairs lights) i have tested the circuit and am getting a very low reading under 0.28 mohms. Anyone got any ideas why this is so low
Something is still connected to the circuit and is showing up as a "short" or low Ir reading. you may have left a light switched on or it could be a smoke alarm or extractor fan, anything which has electronic components, chokes or filiments must etc must be disconnected. Try connecting the phase conductors together (live + neutral) then test it again test again between them and earth, you will hopefully get a high reading that is acceptible.

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BigBreakfast

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Hi Folks, I have my annual NICEIC assessment next week and am a bit worried about risk assessment.
According to the regs, we are all supposed to have a a risk assessment procedure before you even get out the van.
I know the theory of it( and like to think that I follow the spirit of it) but just need some practical examples that I can write down to show that I am obeying the rules. any info ? ta:confused:
Here is a pdf that outlines the basics from the hse.
 
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