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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Alexis » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:40 am

See this latest post from Waterbaby about sprinklers in a recent Honolulu fire. viewtopic.php?f=42&t=46542&p=343606#p343606
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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Messy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 pm

ITV have a 3 part documentary out at the end of the month featuring accounts by firefighters of Grenfell ... re-brigade

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by witsd » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Messy wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:59 pm
I don't want to be critical of this guy as he has done a good job waking up his landlords to the risks they've ignored. But some might ask that as a fire safety officer, how come he didn't see some of the problems prior to Grenfell??
I don't know, it sounds like many of the issues were within people's homes and how they connected to the risers. Maybe it wasn't so apparent in his home, and having never looked at the building's FRA, he'd be unlikely to discover something like that any other way.

And of course there's the issue with failing to spot the issues that are 'normal' – those you walk past every day, in comparison to walking into a strange building and looking at it with a strategic approach.
We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we still have to make a study of 'and.'

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Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Post by Waterbaby » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm


Explanatory note on large scale cladding systems testing

From: Department for Communities and Local Government
Part of: Grenfell Tower
Published: 20 July 2017

"This note explains the large scale testing of cladding systems the government is undertaking, to understand better how different types of ACM panels behave with different types of insulation in a fire (these tests can be used to show compliance with the building regulations guidance).

These tests will help building owners make decisions about any further action they need to take to make buildings safe, and or assure themselves that existing cladding systems are already safe." ... ms-testing ... fell-tower

Research and analysis - Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire

From: Public Health England
Published:14 July 2017
Last updated: 20 July 2017

"An air quality report for survivors and residents of the areas surrounding Grenfell Tower." ... tower-fire

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