If Facebook Groups are your thing, join ours and let's make it as amazing and friendly as our forums!

Click here for HSfB's Facebook Group Image

Search found 3254 matches

by Messy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Sign-in Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 228

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: 237

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: 106

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: 688

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: 238

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: 349

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: 300

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: 339

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...
by Messy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Sprinkler Spill Kit (for damage limitation)
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Sprinkler Spill Kit (for damage limitation)

I am working on a project in a very tall building which is fully sprinklered. In addition to 101 control measures we are developing to avoid an unwanted sprinkler activation, has anybody any experience of putting together an emergency sprinkler spill kit? This would be available - perhaps on a troll...
by Messy
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Easter Sunday 4 April 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Easter Sunday 4 April 2021

Happy Easter Alexis from sunny and warm London- well for now! I think the Scottish weather is on its way here too

But a few days away from the treadmill is welcome, as is the chocolate 🐣
by Messy
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you consider to be a major incident?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: What would you consider to be a major incident?

Blimey, there is a 'how long is a bit of string?' question!! For a small firm with a workforce of 6, a bought of flu might be a major incident, whereas an IT issue might be more easily solved But Amazon would be in a huge crisis if their IT fell over, yet have continued to grow during the pandemic, ...
by Messy
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire hose testing
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Fire hose testing

OK, latest info - Standards

British Standard 6391:2019 Specification for non percolating layflat delivery hose assemblies for firefighting

JCDD 1/1 (Fire service standard)

 

HSfB Facebook Group Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on on LinkedIn

Terms of Use Privacy Policy