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by Messy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Environmental
Topic: Fire Prevention Plan - Water-gate Barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Fire Prevention Plan - Water-gate Barrier

I am afraid I won't be of much help as, although I have experience of flood protection, I have never prepared a fire prevention plan for the EA such as this. Can I ask you why this is required? I am asking as I hope I haven't missed something!! Is your address in a sensitive environment (SSSSI?) or ...
by Messy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building Safety Programme: estimates of EWS1 requirements on residential buildings in England
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Building Safety Programme: estimates of EWS1 requirements on residential buildings in England

More u turns on a rather panicked measure The EWS1 form is like an MOT on your buildings cladding. Very few surveyors or fire safety consultants are competent to do the work or can afford the PI insurance so homeowners are waiting months Thankfully common sense has prevailed and EWS surveys will now...
by Messy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Management Systems
Topic: RAMS Query?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

RAMS Query?

I had a disagreement with a contractor this week who is planning welding from a MEWP at a height of 7m with gas cylinders in the scissor lift cage Although the RAMS mentioned the welding and cylinders, there was no mention of the hot working part of the process or any control measures in the RA part...
by Messy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

I just wanted to say how this thread represents the cliche that if you have five fire safety experts in a room, you will get six opinions 😉 But after saying that, I just wanted to point out and thank the mature and reasonable debate that followed the OP original question. Elsewhere across social med...
by Messy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

I think it comes down to a simple equation: If your clients FRA has determined bells or whistles or shouting FIRE is acceptable, the the Evacuator could be seen as a control measure which affords better protection than what has been advised from the FRA. That can only be a good thing. However if thi...
by Messy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

I would have to disagree here. I have seen many buildings with these in, typically some sort of (older) small warehouse or manufacturing units. Now, a lot of these places still use manual bells (the type you turn by hand) or worse (imo) air horns (which always seem to go missing) and these are ofte...
by Messy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

Messy, would you stick to this approach if it were a small standalone office block? Not necessarily - if the risk risk was low I have been both fire service inspector and now FS consultant and have been happy with many smaller office and retail premises having no fire alarm at all and relying on th...
by Messy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

The evacuator system is a stand alone fire alarm system (no detection) and the nearest equivalent in the British standard is a Category M system in BS5839-1. It may be fine (subject to a suitable FRA) for the temporary uses specified, but as a permanent system in a commercial setting?????. I don't t...
by Messy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Evacuator Fire Alarm
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Evacuator Fire Alarm

For the type of premises you describe, I have a simple answer: NO Never, ever in a million years. They need to replace that ASAP Have a look at the first bullet point on the website on the link you provided " Suitable for construction sites, temporary spaces, camp sites, events and markets etc " I w...
by Messy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday training deals
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Black Friday training deals

I hope they don't e-mail that certificate to your phone 🤔 Beware of the Mental Health First Aid courses as they are very fashionable and a good little earner, but not all represent quality training . My employer offered a one day MH 1st Aid Course. It was appalling and dangerous. The trainer got it ...
by Messy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Extinguishers in schools
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Fire Extinguishers in schools

The concept of placing extinguishers in locations towards escape final exits were people dont have to go further into the building is a sound one. But by every exit is plain daft for most risks. I also disagree with the sales talk that you must have an extinguisher ID sign above each sign. Ok, its g...
by Messy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shoes at Work - Specifically Heel Height
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Shoes at Work - Specifically Heel Height

I agree that the reason behind the decision is essential to understand the relevance of the proposed policy. I once carried out a fire risk assessment in a very tall single staircase office building which had an open steel external staircase at the rear. The managers had covered the staircase with ...

 

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