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by joaorosa80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...

I would be careful if only considering designated fire exits during a FRA. I am not saying all exit doors must be a fire exit, but all routes to a place of safety should be assessed People will use any door to the outside as a final exit , whether its signed as a fire exit and official or not This ...
by joaorosa80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...

I said I was out, but your post requires a further comment. You're not explaining why anyone would lock the door behind them with a key while there were people inside! If there's nobody inside when the door is locked, this whole thread is irrelevant. Are you relaying in human behavior? You're not e...
by joaorosa80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...

A door doesn't need to be an emergency exit just because it leads outside. A main entrance/exit doesnt need to be considered an emergency exit An emergency exit is one that you have designated with signs for people to follow in an emergency and therefore must comply with the minimum necessary stand...
by joaorosa80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...


Well I'm totally confused now.
You first spoke about people locking the door behind them, but then you talk of it being the main entrance/exit....
Main entrance/exit can be locked, I believe that I am not saying something new...reason why regs don't do the distinction.
by joaorosa80
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...

Be careful with keys in boxes. They are not always accepted by enforcing authorities. Most doors can be fitted with latches that open with a handle from the inside but can't be opened from the outdoor. Think of a front door rim lock Are you saying the door needs to be mortised from each direction? ...
by joaorosa80
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...

Hi @Messy I am not sure I understand the problem A door on a means of escape needs to be available and easy to open regardless of the buildings age. The method of opening is more dependant on the use of the building with a theatre requiring panic bolt fastenings (push bar) to cope with a crush situa...
by joaorosa80
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...

Regarding the below... "The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Emergency routes and exits 2 (f)emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened that they cannot be easily and immediately opened by any person who may require to use them in an emergency;" Regardless of the date when the build...
by joaorosa80
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: 3 Hinges on Fire Doors.
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: 3 Hinges on Fire Doors.

Hi @stephen1974,
what you will you suggest to the client?
The doors replacement? Legal grounds?

When was the building built? Did the local authority approve the project?
by joaorosa80
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IOSH CPD
Replies: 62
Views: 119515

Re: IOSH CPD

I have been told that they will focus on the 12months. However, I will advise reviewing further than 12months.
Don't forget that the expected from a tech member is different from a grad does your cpd reflect this?
by joaorosa80
Tue May 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SSOW, SOP's, Method Statements, Work Instructions, Safety Procedures etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: SSOW, SOP's, Method Statements, Work Instructions, Safety Procedures etc.

Do you need instruction to do the job safely? Or instruction to do the job?
by joaorosa80
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PUWER Assessments
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: PUWER Assessments

We had our 18001 Surveillance audit recently and have had a new CNC machine installed since his last visit. He asked for the PUWER assessment. I showed him the Risk Assessment. He then asked again for the PUWER assessment. What do you mean with PUWER Assessment? I don't see the reason why the confo...
by joaorosa80
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PUWER Assessments
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: PUWER Assessments

I'm undertaking a review of our PUWER Policy and want some advice from on here. At present when a machine is purchased the manager completes a checklist/risk assessment (though in reality its not a risk assessment but just a checklist!!) to confirm it meets all the requirements under the PUWER regu...

 

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