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by witsd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Glasgow School of Art on fire again
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Glasgow School of Art on fire again

by witsd
Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Smoke detectors - mains wired vs. long-life batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Smoke detectors - mains wired vs. long-life batteries

Hi all. I'm trying to get my head around the positives and negatives of these two options. The context is that from this Autumn, registered social landlords in Scotland will have to ensure that fire safety within their rented accommodation matches the higher standard set for private landlords: https...
by witsd
Wed May 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-final-report
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-final-report

Messy, you have a lot more faith than I do. I'm looking at the reaction to the report and thinking "How much would it cost to ban one type of cladding, and how much would it cost to implement all the far-reaching changes to the industry that the HR recommends?" It seems to me that the former would b...
by witsd
Thu May 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Help Please

Well, I can't speak for your buildings without seeing them, but I've always found sweeps to be far better, providing staff are adequately trained, there are enough of them to cover holidays and other absences / departures from their usual location and that the system is tested during drills. CCTV is...
by witsd
Thu May 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Help Please

Do you have permanent staff based at these locations? If so, a sweep system might be more effective than any form of physically checking people in / out, because I'm yet to discover a system that could allow anyone to guarantee that a building was empty, or that a missing person was inside and not o...
by witsd
Thu May 10, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electric meter enclosure
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Electric meter enclosure

There may be specific electrical regulations covering this, but looking at it solely from a fire safety perspective: Standard answer: Do whatever the FRA says (super helpful, I know), assuming that you are not in Scotland and therefore actually have to complete an FRA... Personally, I'd start by rem...
by witsd
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Diesel generators – recommended maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Diesel generators – recommended maintenance

So nothing within a BS that anyone is aware of?

I've looked at the BS for firefighting lifts, but it doesn't appear to go into any detail on the secondary power supply, except to say that it needs to exist.

Manufacturer's guidelines it is, then. Cheers guys. :)
by witsd
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Diesel generators – recommended maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Diesel generators – recommended maintenance

Should I take the silence as nothing being codified, no-one knowing or everyone being asleep? :D
by witsd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Diesel generators – recommended maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Diesel generators – recommended maintenance

I'm struggling to locate the recommended maintenance / testing periodicity for a diesel generator used solely for providing a secondary power supply to a firefighting lift. Anyone know this off of the top of their heads?
by witsd
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DRUG USE IN TOILETS
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: DRUG USE IN TOILETS

LittleNell83 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Sorry, probably a silly question but out of curiosity what does nearly BBFS mean?
Sorry, excessive use of acronyms is a bad habit, and I get annoyed when other people do it!

Blood, body fluids and sharps.
by witsd
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DRUG USE IN TOILETS
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: DRUG USE IN TOILETS

Obvious one, but regular checks of the toilets and BBFS training for the people doing the checks.

Other than that... really powerful air-conditioning? :)

 

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