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by Messy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Advisors for new positions
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Finding Advisors for new positions

How are you advertising these posts? A few years ago we needed a fire safety advisor. To keep costs down we advertised in a limited number of publications. Not much in the way of sane, let alone suitable candidates were forthcoming We eventually used an agency who also sifted applicants - dumping th...
by Messy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR
Replies: 6
Views: 340


It sounds to me that further investigation needs to made into how the fire started before you can make any decisions. If your thoughts prove correct, it may be that you need to improve the system to keep lithium batteries and aerosol cans away from the drying unit and heat more than you need a DSEAR...
by Messy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Glasgow School of Art on fire again
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Glasgow School of Art on fire again

Unbelievable and such an awful loss . I have used an edited version of a presentation of a Scottish Fire Services video of the 2014 fire for training for a couple of years now. In addition to showing the cause and spread, fire service tactics are shown using excellent 3D animations. There are photos...
by Messy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Monday Morning Forum
Topic: 11 June 18
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: 11 June 18

Sounds like a great way to spend your day Ady I have a day off today as my employer owes me 4 days flexi (TOIL).. Looking forward to washing the car and a pub lunch. I have a little studying to do for a meeting first thing tomorrow - just don't tell Mrs Messy as she has banned me from bringing work ...
by Messy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Sat 9th June 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Sat 9th June 2018

Ady I am sorry to hear you have been struggling but delighted that some light has returned to your life. I am most certainly a believer of quality over quantity and your plan of a break is a good idea. Don't be a stranger from here though as to share your knowledge and experience can only be a posit...
by Messy
Thu May 31, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety Expo London 19-21 June 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: Safety Expo London 19-21 June 2018

I am.not sure yet. I have a shed load of work on, so to effectively take a day out if the office only adds to that workload. I will take a look at the Firex lectures and decide. They had an amazing impromptu panel discussion last year on Grenfell - almost literally as the building was still smoulder...
by Messy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Service 96 hour Shift System Deemed Unlawful
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Fire Service 96 hour Shift System Deemed Unlawful

In my 32 years as a member of the Fire Brigade's Union, they messed up plenty in many areas - and I have not always been their No 1 fan. But they were always a huge driving force in relation to ensuring the safety of their members and won some significant benefits in terms of PPE, procedures and fig...
by Messy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minimum distance for a tool shed in a school
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Minimum distance for a tool shed in a school

I better get rid of my shed then, as my garden (and all my neighbours) will not accommodate a shed using those Mickey Mouse figures!!!

by Messy
Mon May 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block
Replies: 108
Views: 38414

Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

BBC's Panarama tonight at 8pm are making allegations that Cellotex tested a fire resistant material to get a certificate, and then misold customers a more combustible version

I hope to God that's not true as someone should swing😣
by Messy
Mon May 21, 2018 4:26 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

Well Hammer (& others) what did you make of this report??? To be fair to Dame H, I am not sure that was in her remit to make specific recommendations about materials and the bad press she has got over failing to recommend a ban on cladding materials may well be unwarranted . Frankly the Govt should ...
by Messy
Sun May 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Environmental
Topic: battery disposal or Recycling
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: battery disposal or Recycling

Dave I haven't heard of the risk of lithium batteries exploding being related to them being wet. We have control measures in place to protect from physical damage, but not wetness. This could be a significant issue for us as we use a large number of very large lithium batteries, many of which may be...
by Messy
Wed May 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water, Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Water, Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

I think it is outrageous and blinking Dickensian. What is going on in the work place? Is the CEO of this factory Kim Jong-un? Safety risk? Marginally perhaps - but it is a serious health risk as keeping hydrated is good for all but essential for some with chronic or acute illnesses. What about summe...


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