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by witsd
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Flats in Multiple Occupancy - Fire Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Flats in Multiple Occupancy - Fire Doors

There's nothing wrong with an FRA saying things like 'X is an issue. Solutions include A, B or C, this is up to the client' but leaving things totally up to interpretation and then refusing to help further is incredibly unprofessional. Glad you got it sorted, shame it came to having to get a second ...
by witsd
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Flats in Multiple Occupancy - Fire Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Flats in Multiple Occupancy - Fire Doors

My take on the situation would be that the guidance* does imply that doors along an escape route should be rated fire doors, so that would include all the bedrooms. In order to determine that this wasn't necessary in this case for whatever reason, you are going to need an FRA that says so. As always...
by witsd
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Flats in Multiple Occupancy - Fire Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Flats in Multiple Occupancy - Fire Doors

Have you got the option to chase the fire risk assessor for further elaboration?
by witsd
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: New Member - Fire Doors and Self closers question
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: New Member - Fire Doors and Self closers question

Unless I'm missing something, this is mirrored on the first floor, and presumably there's not a stairwell exit from each of those classrooms... I should point out that I've never done an FRA for a school, but personally, I'd be whacking a closer on each of those doors. Classrooms are usually full of...
by witsd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: External H&S audits during lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: External H&S audits during lockdown

FRAs and post-fire inspections of MSFs is proving... interesting. Even only attending common and staff areas (not even opening a sample of flat doors), you are still going to be coming into fairly close contact with members of the public. We had restarted our programme, but that is being reviewed by...
by witsd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Health and Safety Comedy
Topic: Art?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Art?

It's got to be art, right? :shock:

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by witsd
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: PAS79 - new 1 & 2 versions
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: PAS79 - new 1 & 2 versions

Anyone feel like summarising any significant changes, or is it all much as before?
by witsd
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Fire Strategy

Honestly, what I would expect to find would depend upon the age of the building. Anything over 5 years of age probably isn't going to have it all neatly filed, and frankly, I'm not going to have the time to go through it all carefully even if it is. Besides, even if a brand new building, I'd put mor...
by witsd
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Fire Strategy

When I carry out an FRA, I would be wanting to see some kind of recorded data, covering: 1) A detailed description of what is in the premises (trained staff, automatic fire detection, solar panels, mobile phone masts etc.) 2) A detailed description of what is done to mitigate fire (records of mainte...
by witsd
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Risk Assessment
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Fire Risk Assessment

Have the SFRS demanded (in writing) any specific changes? If not, I'd honestly be tempted to largely disregard anything you disagree with until that changes. To play it safe, fix the issues you do agree with and then invite them back. At that time, you should have fewer things with which to go round...
by witsd
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Risk Assessment
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Fire Risk Assessment

Similar to which FRA? Could you give an example of a section or upload a photo of the template? Did you challenge SFRS to provide an explanation as to why it isn't fit for purpose? Is it a case of failing to capture enough 'neutral' information? I can imagine 'tick box with comments' only having com...
by witsd
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 2958

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

My most biggest fears are 1) being unfamiliar with the Evacuator alarm system and fact it isn't BS recognised; 2) the fact that a fire could originate in one part of the buildings and the system fail to warn others in a part of the building where the products of the fire are not possible to see/sme...

 

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