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by witsd
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas and electrical cupboard doors
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Gas and electrical cupboard doors

The doors should be whatever the FRA says they ought to be. :D Without seeing it firsthand it's hard to comment, but if I'm imagining the situation correctly and it were my FRA, I'd almost certainly be asking for them to be replaced. I'd probably suggesting an FD60S doorset, but be willing to accept...
by witsd
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Training recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Training recommendations

Okay, thanks, I will definitely look into them!
by witsd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Training recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Training recommendations

Paul1979 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Hi witsd, the FPA course is very good! A 5 day course (this can then lead you to the Diploma). Definitely recommend it.
Is that the Certificate in Fire Risk Assessment course? It states that it is aimed "those who have little or no fire safety knowledge" making is sound a little too basic...?
by witsd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Another London Cladding Fire????
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Another London Cladding Fire????

It's this aspect of current Fire Alarm systems that has often worried me. He said fire alarms were going off in the community areas but not in his own flat and he believed the blaze began "on the balconies". What's the point of Alarms going off in stairways and corridors if they can't be heard in F...
by witsd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory

Cheers guys. Good thoughts.
by witsd
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory
Replies: 4
Views: 612

FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory

Hi all, just had this classic request made, and was wondering if anyone has a good way of clearly explaining to laypersons exactly how the lines are drawn? As I see things, the FRA is a risk assessment and it's as simple as that. The things identified have the potential to cause harm, and if they we...
by witsd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third

622km of motorway (in both directions).

Three cabs.

Whilst I would never use a phone on a motorway because I'm not completely nuts, if I was a gambling man I'd take those odds.
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking to emply a company to undertaken external Safety inspections of some of our faciities - t
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Looking to emply a company to undertaken external Safety inspections of some of our faciities - t

One method of possibly avoiding this would be to get each of the sites' safety person to go to and inspect a different site. If done well, this will add a competitive element, whereby they will be far more stringent on the other sites than an external person might! :D Obviously this would be signifi...
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The three words that can save your life" - BBC
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: "The three words that can save your life" - BBC

Shared with our H&S team. Certainly has lone / distance working implications.
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Nottingham Railway Stn Fire
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: Nottingham Railway Stn Fire

Some further, more detailed info, on the rapid spread of the fire. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49318182 Thank you for this, I've been waiting to see what caused this to be such a big event. Drug users starting fires in public toilets are a dime a dozen, but usually the dam...
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Electric Vehicles

bernicarey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:33 am
An EV fire in a subterranean basement garage is going to be a difficult event. :shock:
Plug the drain and let the basement fill up?! :D

Reminds me of when the premises next to my old place's underground car park flooded from Crossrail engineers hitting a water main.

Floating BMWs everywhere.

 

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