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by Essex
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Inspection and testing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Inspection and testing schedule

The Standards are very clear. It is up to the inspector to decide.
by Essex
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Inspection and testing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Inspection and testing schedule

Periodic inspection times should be determined by a competent person fully verses with BS7671 and 5839, not the building user.
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by Essex
Thu May 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Sleeping Accommodation
Replies: 11
Views: 1595

Re: Sleeping Accommodation

The FRA is your guiding document. If that is the recommendation then that is the recommendation.
by Essex
Thu May 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Travel distance to manual call point
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Travel distance to manual call point

Hi Messy, no there's no commissioning certificate. It was done by a local electrician who says that he cannot commission systems... But, we are well below the 45m distance - it was mention of the 30m distance which threw everyone into panic, plus we cannot find (even looking at the BS5839 Part 1 20...
by Essex
Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Travel distance to manual call point
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Travel distance to manual call point

What grade of fire alarm do you have installed and what does your FRA state?
by Essex
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency escape lighting in Theatre
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Emergency escape lighting in Theatre

Paul Many apologies, but for the life of me I cannot find my notes anywhere (yes, I am old fashioned and have a small but badly maintained library at home!!). During an internet search, I noted advice by Tom Sutton, a self-confessed fire safety anorak. He runs a fire safety forum attached to a fire...
by Essex
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Emergency escape lighting in Theatre
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Emergency escape lighting in Theatre

Generally the decision whether to install maintained or non-maintained emergency lighting is guided by the occupants. If the building users are likely to be familiar with the building then NM lighting can be used. It would not matter if it was an exit or not. In a theatre clearly the guests would no...
by Essex
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Law Forum
Topic: defending a slip on ice claim
Replies: 7
Views: 3110

Re: defending a slip on ice claim

I may be wrong but I think that as soon as you grit or put any kind of treatment on to ice you are taking responsibility for its safe use.

Better to either leave it well alone or stop using those routes.
by Essex
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk

Messy never mentioned the condition of the EL. However, if you wish to go down that route, even though it wasn't part of the question, and we assume the EL is also an issue for whatever reason..... If we decide the existing installation is dangerous, then we must do whatever is reasonably practicab...
by Essex
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk

How about isolating the affected circuits, thus removing the fire risk, and install temporary surface mounted lighting? Even if some or all of the temporary lighting is fed from the Ring Main... this'll be the point where you tell me there's no sockets in the corridors/stairwell :lol: This would be...
by Essex
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk

How about isolating the affected circuits, thus removing the fire risk, and install temporary surface mounted lighting? Even if some or all of the temporary lighting is fed from the Ring Main... this'll be the point where you tell me there's no sockets in the corridors/stairwell :lol: This would be...
by Essex
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: Living with an Electrical Fire Risk

This is a very simple fix. Install new lighting circuits at a height that can be installed from ground level. I would install steel conduit from the switch room all the way up the staircase at about 2000mm fffl. Throughout these works the existing lighting could stay on until the new lighting was co...

 

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