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by witsd
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beirut Explosion
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Beirut Explosion

There's a post knocking about pointing out that the Oklahoma bombing used 2.5 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. This appears to have been over 2500 tonnes.

It's difficult to get your head around this level of destructive power.
by witsd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR RA on Highly Flammable Substances
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: DSEAR RA on Highly Flammable Substances

The few things I've read seem to imply that the sanitiser itself usually has a flash point of over 21°C, but then state that they will give off a flammable vapour, without stating the flashpoint of the vapour, so that's helpful. What is clear is that the vapour will be heavier than air, so providing...
by witsd
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&S Rules - A Temporary Relaxation
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: H&S Rules - A Temporary Relaxation

Weirdly, I was parked in what I suspect* is the carpark to the facility you are talking about, not 45 minutes ago.

Small world.

*Unless you are one of those people who maintains that EK is Southside. :D
by witsd
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire and rescue national framework for England
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Fire and rescue national framework for England

Just added a progress report by the look of it.
by witsd
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Wardens - How many should be appointed?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Fire Wardens - How many should be appointed?

We should have had security guards for securing the main doors, but over the years '3 at all times' became '2 at all times' and then 'frequently 1 poor sod trying to cover both sides of the building whilst also on his lunch break'. Seemed easier to work with reality and assume that they wouldn't be ...
by witsd
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Wardens - How many should be appointed?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Fire Wardens - How many should be appointed?

As far as I am aware there is nothing that specifies, and I doubt there ever will be, because it's an incredibly building-specific thing. How many essential roles are there? How many people will need to be ushered out? How many are staff and how many are the public? Are those staff members well trai...
by witsd
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: HMO's / Fire Door holders
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: HMO's / Fire Door holders

Or the FRA could simply require that the sound-minded adults are fully informed of the requirement that the doors are left closed, and are asked to sign something that confirms that they've received this information. And then you walk away, leaving anything else to the landlord to sort out with thre...
by witsd
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: HMO's / Fire Door holders
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: HMO's / Fire Door holders

What kind of accommodation are we talking about? HMO covers everything from students to children's homes to mental heath supported living. For some of those, it might be possible to simply lock the laundry and kitchen overnight. Assuming it's not possible, what are the tenants wedging the doors open...
by witsd
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Bin chute hopper passing from bin room into MSF stairwell
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Bin chute hopper passing from bin room into MSF stairwell

Single staircase

I believe the seals are just smoke seals

Staircase is otherwise fully enclosed, as are each of the flat access lobbies

Stay put strategy is in place
by witsd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Detection & Fire Doors - Residential Childrens Home
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Detection & Fire Doors - Residential Childrens Home

For the first question, why do you think having a panel will help reduce the risk to life? 5 children in (presumably) five rooms suggests it would be faster for staff to visit all rooms and get the kids moving than to check a panel, work out where the alert was from and then what? Evacuate from that...
by witsd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Bin chute hopper passing from bin room into MSF stairwell
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Bin chute hopper passing from bin room into MSF stairwell

I'm fairly sure I'm right to be throwing my toys out of the pram for this one, but I think I could do with a reality check!? So I've seen this weird design quirk turn up in multiple 'mini' multi story flats (run by multiple organisations). On the upper floors, the bin chute hopper will open into the...
by witsd
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: FRA 'tools'
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: FRA 'tools'

I don't scribble at all – I take millions of photos, videos if necessary, and then sit down and transfer them onto a text-heavy template. Whilst this is at first, a pretty different approach to Messy, I agree entirely about the inflexibility of apps. Anything I use needs to be able to handle the unu...

 

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