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Stuart Phillips
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I have just had cause to look through the generic risk assessments for a commercial arb company, as a part of another job I was doing. These were revised in December 2014, but I found that all the references to AFAG guides and qualifications were out of date. The CS units referred to having ceased to be current in 2012, and more than half the AFAG guides now having gone over to FISA. I suspect that the revision in this case was just a change of date at the bottom of each page. It did make me wonder how much more of the content was out of date and many more risk assessments there are out there which, having had the same 'lick and promise' approach to updating, could come back and haunt the company if there is an accident.

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I have just had cause to look through the generic risk assessments for a commercial arb company, as a part of another job I was doing. These were revised in December 2014, but I found that all the references to AFAG guides and qualifications were out of date. The CS units referred to having ceased to be current in 2012, and more than half the AFAG guides now having gone over to FISA. I suspect that the revision in this case was just a change of date at the bottom of each page. It did make me wonder how much more of the content was out of date and many more risk assessments there are out there which, having had the same 'lick and promise' approach to updating, could come back and haunt the company if there is an accident.

 

How can CS units "cease to be current"? My driving licence is pre-97 (1987), which entitles me to drive vehicles the more "up to date" license does not, so it could hardly be called no longer "current". Saw tickets have no expiry date on them, at least mine don't and they are from 1996:biggrin:

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