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by joaorosa80
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Advice on internal office walls lined with chipboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Advice on internal office walls lined with chipboard

Hi Josh, Have a look at the below documents. If you are doing a fire risk assessment under de fire reform order 2005, you need to follow what it is required in the Regs and not ending to the technical side and in the building control regs. I will consider the top office as just part of the storage a...
by joaorosa80
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COSHH Query
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: COSHH Query

Well, in fact, if the SDS does not identify any substance as hazardous to health, there is no need of an assessment.
This is perfect for all.
by joaorosa80
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toolbox talk on PPE
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: Toolbox talk on PPE

Saying that you should be using PPE because just because, in the policy, in the law...etc can become quite boring.
For the gloves, do a small exercise, different risk vs different standards, mechanical vs chemical vs hot temperature protection, etc
by joaorosa80
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accidents Freq Rates - Monthly
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: Accidents Freq Rates - Monthly

They are not the correct calculation. The idea behind accident stats is to compare performances between months, years etc. However, bear in mind, indicators can be evaluated with different criteria, I mean, are you counting all the accidents for accidents stats our only the ones with lost time? I us...
by joaorosa80
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machine safety — Safety distances
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Machine safety — Safety distances

Is not compliance with BS EN ISO 13857:2008 Safety of machinery? How do you know that? Just because of the distance? What elements of risk are you considering? Well if not compliance doesn't have CE Marking, correct? Simply remove from the site and ask for the money back.
by joaorosa80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened...
Replies: 15
Views: 4333

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: 4333

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: 4333

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: 4333

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: 4333

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: 4333

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: 4333

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...

 

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