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by hammer1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire & Smoke Doors - reasonable & practicable upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Fire & Smoke Doors - reasonable & practicable upgrades

This isn't a case specific query - just something I am seeing more and more in Fire Door inspection reports... Two parts really - first is glazing in the lower 1500mm of door leaf. Huge number of doors still have Georgian Wired glazing, which doesn't appear to be regarded as adequate safety glass. ...
by hammer1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Another London Cladding Fire????
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Another London Cladding Fire????

I know I am sounding like an old record player with a stuck needle, but I am so pleased I am not engaged in residential fire safety any more Another serious fire involving 100% of a 4 storey timber clad block of flats in south London shows that its not just composite cladding panels that the indust...
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by hammer1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Another fire risk assessor prosecuted
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Another fire risk assessor prosecuted

Also as not being the RP, I presume he got found guilty via Article 5, 3?
by hammer1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Another fire risk assessor prosecuted
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Another fire risk assessor prosecuted

Another prosecution on a fire risk assessor, how many is that now? 3 or 4 I think In summing up this case, the judge said that competence is knowing when you yourself aren’t able to do something – and that risk assessors should recognise the limits of their experience and expertise. Area manager Ste...
by hammer1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Review of Hot Work Permit
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Review of Hot Work Permit

I am about to review our hot work permit arrangements as I know I want to make a few changes. I would be interested to know what system your employer uses especially for the mounting period after work ceases. I am not a fan of a one size fits all approach as it costs money and disrupts work unneces...
by hammer1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: PAS7 - Training - Now BS9997
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Re: PAS7 - Training - Now BS9997

Document now BS9997 as of this week....I feel this will evolve as time goes by and be an accepted approach to a management system for fire safety as HSG65 did become for H&S
by hammer1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Inspection and testing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Inspection and testing schedule

I try to encourage a monthly visual check of all areas, which incorporates emergency lighting, FFE and infrequently-used exits. The main issue I have is getting managers to agree to allow inspections to look into lift motor rooms (just opening the door to look – not even crossing the threshold), bu...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Complicated residential / commercial block

I'll try and answer what I can! I probably shouldn't name the company, but they are described as 'apartment hotels'. To all intents and purposes they seem like a series of AirB&Bs run by a local office, but in some cases they operate within every single flat in a block which is virtually indistingu...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Joining 2 flats and fire doors
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Joining 2 flats and fire doors

This is only an opinion but opening up the stud wall I assume you wanting to make your flats join as one and blank off the current door to flat 4? I would be asking the door is boarded up to achieve 30 minutes FR using appropriate materials an advising competent person complete such works. The newly...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Complicated residential / commercial block

Well, when you say letting company are you saying Hotel or do you mean Airbnb type set up ? I would look at the block as a whole rather than looking at it separately - What are the benefits of a communal AFD? If a stay put strategy? First point as always is fire strategy/ Is there one/ Is there any ...
by hammer1
Thu May 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR assessments?
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: DSEAR assessments?

When recommended by the FRA? :D I treat them as similar to lightning risk assessments. When the fire risk assessor recognises that it's out of their league, then they ought to be recommending a further specific risk assessment by a competent individual. Ha ha ha, these FRAs are recommending them, h...
by hammer1
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR assessments?
Replies: 2
Views: 555

DSEAR assessments?

Morning folks Not overly knowledgeable about DSEAR, however when would you class an assessment is required? I have had assessments on small pant rooms that may have a single commercial gas boiler/heating services that require DSEAR assessment, Surely the explosive atmosphere/substances needs to be a...

 

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