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About Turvey

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    Too much time on the boards
  • Birthday 03/04/1965

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus 1.6 Zetec
  • Ford Year 2005
  • UK/Ireland Location Orkney
  • Annual Mileage Other / Non
  1. trevor

  2. 6000CD AUX issue!

    I think you can just ditch that cable and buy something like this.
  3. The tunnel will cut out most radio waves
  4. H&S or Police or no-body?

    Down to pure economics. One less man, one less wage!
  5. H&S or Police or no-body?

    Thanks for all your input. The refuse/recycling wagons up here DON'T have the system you mention whereby the vehicle can't be driven without hitting a button. However they do have 5 emergency stop buttons, 4 around the vehicle and 1 in the cab. Regarding drivers not getting out and just letting the crew do the job, recently we've had some route changes been made and on a couple of them the powers that be decided that they weren't needing a 3 man crew and that a driver and 1 man was sufficient. Works fine out in the country but not so good in town so the driver is in and out nearly as much as his 2nd man. There are also a couple of jobs whereby it's just the driver only! They've told us that seeing as we won't have a banksman on those routes we're not allowed to reverse! On one of those routes one of the bins is located at the end of a narrow pier! I spent an hour yesterday looking through the H&S website but couldn't find anything specific to leaving refuse vehicle cabs unattended but running Like I said I'm pretty sure will happen but it would be interesting to see what happens if the worst came to the worst. Just hope it doesn't happen when I'm the driver.
  6. H&S or Police or no-body?

    Cheers Clive, So it's OK to leave it running in the street unmanned? Just wondering what would happen if something serious happened and someone got hurt. I know the chances are very slim BUT how would it be viewed if a kid climbed into the cab, let the handbrake off and the truck careered off a pier? Would/could the driver be charged with neglect say? Think it's a dodgy grey area myself.
  7. H&S or Police or no-body?

    Just a general question regarding the driving of refuse/recycling wagons. What's the legality regarding the driver leaving his seat to help load the vehicle bearing in mind that it has to be running to enable loading? Also bearing in mind that I know for a fact that car drivers have been cautioned and fined for leaving vehicles running to enable de-frosting. Personally, I feel there is a Health and Safety issue because as soon as he leaves his seat he is no longer in control of the vehicle and is in no way able to stop it if it starts moving ie handbrake failure/not applying it correctly etc nor is he able to stop the machinery if he is the other side of the street or up an alley etc collecting bins. God forbid but "IF" something happened, who be liable? The driver, or the employer? There's also a potential theft problem, although I don't think many joyriders would actually choose a bin lorry to go cruising in, but it's still a possibility. More likely someone could pull the keys out and chuck them 'For a laugh!' Just asking out of curiosity, not connected with my job at all you understand Would be interesting to get both the police and the H&S perspective on this.
  8. Amazon packaging-overkill?

    Seeing as I work for the Waste Dept up here I should be able to answer that and bore you all at the same time! :) General rubbish gets baled and shipped in containers up to Shetland and incinerated which in turn helps provide heat for the swimming pool and some houses I believe. Cardboard and paper gets baled, separately, and sent south for recycling. Plastic bottles baled and sent south. Cans are separated into aluminium and steel and baled. Aluminium ones are sent south and the steels ones are sold to the local scrappy, who then sends them south. Glass is crushed and used as substrate for making the concrete blocks used to help buildup and repair the Churchill Barriers as shown below. We have one landfill site used for inert materials ie builders waste etc.
  9. Amazon packaging-overkill?

    Thought I had read it somewhere. I know it's the Daily Mail but.....
  10. Amazon packaging-overkill?

    Totally agree mate. Front wipers arrived the day before, wrapped in a heatshrunk plastic bag.
  11. Amazon packaging-overkill?

    We don't :-) Well, not for domestic customers.
  12. Amazon packaging-overkill?

    Just ordered new wipers front and back off Amazon. Front ones arrived yesterday. Only packed in a shrink-wrapped plastic bag. Arrived in perfect condition. Rear wiper arrived today in this....... Box was 22 inches by 14!!!!!
  13. TV'S looking at reviews ??

    Same in this house! Eastenders and Coronation Street on terrestrial TV during the week and Breaking Bad on Netflix at the weekend :)
  14. TV'S looking at reviews ??

    Samsung are, AKAIK, the only manufacturer to offer all the major catchup services ie BBC iPlayer ITVPlayer etc etc and it was a deciding factor in the choice of new TV in our house.
  15. Heard this version last week for the first time and it blew me away! It's not very often a tune gives me goosebumps but this one certainly did. Absolutely love it! If you haven't heard it before, one bit of it LOUD!!!