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by witsd
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Really simple question on travel distances...?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Really simple question on travel distances...?

I pretty much standardly recommend local linked alarms throughout the roof areas, and to get alarm systems in the bin rooms linked to new alarms in the higher risk ground floor areas. The former usually goes through no questions asked while the latter tends to get more resistance for some reason. Bu...
by witsd
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Really simple question on travel distances...?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Really simple question on travel distances...?

What I mean in terms of RAMS is that as long as we can be sure that we 'know' contractors entering this area are doing so in a sensible fashion, ensuring that persons are physically able to get out, considering lone working issues etc. the low risk level (good flooring, headroom etc. as you mention)...
by witsd
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Really simple question on travel distances...?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Really simple question on travel distances...?

I don't generally have to think about travel distances much. Most of the buildings I look at are well within tolerance, but today I realised that I have an issue I've not had to think about before - an enclosed roof shaped like a square doughnut: https://i.imgur.com/Hn9EQ7r.png The question is just ...
by witsd
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Resus Council Draft CPR Guidelines out for comment
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: New Resus Council Draft CPR Guidelines out for comment

So (at a glance) more tourniquets and keeping CPR much the same?
by witsd
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDDOR Reporting and COVID
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: RIDDOR Reporting and COVID

As always, think about the spirit of the thing rather than just trying to interpret the (often confusing) letter of the guidance. HSE want to know about occurrences that may indicate that the employer is not correctly looking after their staff's wellbeing. If that clearly doesn't apply to the situat...
by witsd
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire risk. Multiple Perspex Covid Screns
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Fire risk. Multiple Perspex Covid Screns

All our offices have been closed for the entire event, so not something I've needed to consider, but... Do they really increase the risk to life in an office scenario? If there's a realistic chance of sparks then it will certainly raise the chance of fire, as they will melt into the material and sta...
by witsd
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: covid - office attendance register using QR code system
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: covid - office attendance register using QR code system

It's more a case of signing in the visitors so that your contractors don't actively take the mickey.

Being able to phone up a company once to say "Please don't ever send Joe Bloggs again, as he did XYZ" works wonders for future interactions.
by witsd
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPR Right Now - Resus UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: CPR Right Now - Resus UK

I was under the impression that compression-only CPR was being pitched at non-first aiders, because untrained persons who had a bit of knowledge were wasting too much time faffing about when they couldn't get the first breath in, and ultimately the CPR was less effective than if they had just done c...
by witsd
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: covid - office attendance register using QR code system
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: covid - office attendance register using QR code system

Why bother with a booking in system. They are notoriously unreliable as does everyone sign out to pop over the road for a sarnie or to have a smoke Fire wardens sweeping designated areas and reporting their area is clear can be much more reliable For fire evacuations, I agree completely. For gettin...
by witsd
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Now questioning my ability to carry out FRA
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Now questioning my ability to carry out FRA

I can only speak (carefully) about my own encounters with SFRS, which are usually through the quarterly multi-storey residential block checks that they complete and then send their findings over to us. We deal with multiple crews in multiple stations, and the style, legibility and contents vary wild...
by witsd
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire exit route sigange - does it need to illuminated or luminous for use outside on a earthworks project
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Fire exit route sigange - does it need to illuminated or luminous for use outside on a earthworks project

Is the place manned during hours of darkness? If it isn't at the moment, will that still be the case in a few week's time as the days get shorter? Is there existing illumination along the pathways? If so, does it already provide sufficient light levels to read the signs? Honestly, I'd just try to ap...
by witsd
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Now questioning my ability to carry out FRA
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Now questioning my ability to carry out FRA

Firstly - we have all done it, to greater or lesser degrees. In an ideal world, you find the error yourself, and just have to explain it to the client without making it sound like you stuffed it up first time around. In this case, as Messy says, as long as they didn't single out the FRA as an issue,...

 

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