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by Messy
Wed May 05, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Planning Permission or Fire Safety?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Planning Permission or Fire Safety?

Wow, I was not expecting that!! Thanks for sharing These local arrangements are pretty useless as they sort of die over time. I used to work as a Fire Enforcement Officer in part central London where there's lots of very tall single staircase hotels and 'B&Bs' Many had easements to allow a secon...
by Messy
Sun May 02, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Sunday 2 May 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Sunday 2 May 2021

Morning all I have been laid up with a dodgy leg after a (sober) tumble down stairs at my GP where he had just declared me fit after a well man MOT check Yes, I went to the doctors fit and well and left a temporary cripple. I like doing things a little differently Ice and rest has dominated my week ...
by Messy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Planning Permission or Fire Safety?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Planning Permission or Fire Safety?

Its very likely that BC have made an error I would ask them directly about the occupany gap as from your description I would expect the FRA to be the correct figure But definitely ask the BC how they came to that figure In any case, I am not sure how the operate with numbers above that established b...
by Messy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Safety Comedy
Topic: Art?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Art?

I am not making any political royalist/anti-royalist points, but I thought this was an amusing piece of artwork

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by Messy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Sign-in Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Sign-in Requirements

In England and Wales, The Fire Safety Order applies legal duties for all employees to cooperate with whatever systems have been put in place by their employer. This would include a signing in book. By refusing to sign in, this member of staff can be seen as acting unlawfully - therefore misconduct -...
by Messy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Advice on external stairway being removed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Advice on external stairway being removed...

Its an odd one with- as I picture it - only half of the flats having access to the stairs - is that right? I am as rusty as that staircase on the LBA, but I assume that is why the staircase is in place? I would definitely run it through the local BC department just as a belt and braces approach. Tre...
by Messy
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Sunday 18 April 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Sunday 18 April 2021

A beautiful day in London. Wall to wall sunshine

Sadly another emergency got me out of bed at 4am. On my way home now to relax.... hopefully 👍
by Messy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Report or not to report
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Report or not to report

I'd you report the failing fire safety standards to the local fire service, they will attend. But wedges alone will probably not result in any more than words of advice or an informal letter.. If there have been failures in completing a fire risk assessment or acting on the findings of one, or signi...
by Messy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Compartmentation query
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Compartmentation query

Oh yes, I recognise those photos from a fair few pubs I have had the displeasure to have dealings with! :shock: Thankfully the sleeping accommodation has its own access/exit, so that is a plus, but there are many alarm bells ringing in my head here. Its worth considering why basement fires are so pr...
by Messy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Temporary storage of cardboard
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Temporary storage of cardboard

Its nonsense
If its not blocking or stored in any escape routes , I doubt it would be an issue

Who has told you this and why would they and prevent this from happening? Frankly it's all a bit odd
by Messy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Sprinkler Spill Kit (for damage limitation)
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Sprinkler Spill Kit (for damage limitation)

The working assumption is that the spill kits will be used after isolation of sprinkler supplies and by then any stagnant water will be well and truly flushed out and diluted onto the floors below. Definitely not just one kit. In my imagination we will have several pairs of kits. a trolley with plas...
by Messy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal-Free Facility Evacuation Planning
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Metal-Free Facility Evacuation Planning

I will consider what happens to those evacuated in every emergency plan I make without exception. You do not have to be working in a specialist factory in an artic environment for staff - particularly female staff who may have no pockets - to leave a premises in an emergency with no coat, bag, handb...

 

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