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by Messy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Another London Cladding Fire????
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Another London Cladding Fire????

I know I am sounding like an old record player with a stuck needle, but I am so pleased I am not engaged in residential fire safety any more Another serious fire involving 100% of a 4 storey timber clad block of flats in south London shows that its not just composite cladding panels that the industr...
by Messy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electronically secured doors - release mechanisms
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Electronically secured doors - release mechanisms

Thank goodness that I am no longer involved in residential flats as they can be a headache. I look after buildings where some have a high value security profile. We have hundreds of doors- including final exits - that do not failsafe in a power failure ( no point spending 100s of £1000s on security ...
by Messy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Review of Hot Work Permit
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Review of Hot Work Permit

Interesting views and useful ones as I haven't reviewed a HWP system before. I am very grateful I cannot really discuss the nature of the business, but the works carried on within are critical and I am encouraging the Resp Person to adopt a zero tolerance approach to breaches of the procedure, espec...
by Messy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Review of Hot Work Permit
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Review of Hot Work Permit

I am about to review our hot work permit arrangements as I know I want to make a few changes. I would be interested to know what system your employer uses especially for the mounting period after work ceases. I am not a fan of a one size fits all approach as it costs money and disrupts work unnecess...
by Messy
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart or Deadly?
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Smart or Deadly?

Widow to challenge so-called Smart Motorways via Corporate Manslaughter attempt

I doubt whether this case will succeed but I share this poor lady's view that these roads are not safe (or smart)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... s-england/
by Messy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Sat 31 Aug 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Sat 31 Aug 2019

Alexis - I know you are from and have family in gorgeous Scotland, but move south as its been warm and dry here albeit its cooler this morning I took the day off yesterday and went for a long walk in the country to clear my lungs and head of the fumes and stress of working in central London. Its was...
by Messy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 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

Legally speaking, the most relevant part in relation to the OP is the Responsible Person must make general fire precautions and the risk assessment is the tool to do that. Plus He must record the findings of the FRA in certain circumstances - that is record what is in place and what is needed to sat...
by Messy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Monday Morning Forum
Topic: Mon 26th Aug 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Mon 26th Aug 2019

Hi all

Enjoying a lazy bank holiday morning (sorry if you are at work elsewhere in the UK)

Off to a local football match later in 33c

. Do I plaster myself in factor 30 and grill in the sun or pay to get under the corrugated iron stand and roast? 🤔😂☀️☀️☀️☀️
by Messy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&S Going alone...
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: H&S Going alone...

Hi and the very best of luck I went self employed after 32 years of PAYE and found both advantages and disadvantages You are your own boss. A cliche I know, but you get to decide your pay, conditions, hours and even management systems . The sense of achievement when you do your first few jobs is awe...
by Messy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Fri 23 Aug 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Fri 23 Aug 2019

Congratulations but I am glad you clarified that Berni 😂 New patio? Wife away for a few days??? Mmmmm😉 I am off to see my former assistant today for a bite to eat and to meet and be dribbled on by her new baby. So I am on a train with toys for the baby, unicorn colouring book for her toddler and a r...
by Messy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:14 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

It's an amazing tool but dont believe the hype as theres not blanket coverage - well yet Plus as someone who loves wide open spaces, there are many places i cant get a signal - including at my desk in central London. It will be a really useful safety device in time- not sure how they make their mone...
by Messy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acetone/IPA cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Acetone/IPA cleaning

I am no expert, but when in the fire service I attended a tragic incident where a young guy in a paper disposable boiler suit was engaged in cleaning tiled walls in an industrial kitchen after a previous fire He was using acetone to remove the soot. No instruction had been given or assessment carrie...

 

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