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by martin1804
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Stay on Top of a Busy and Stressful Workload
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: How to Stay on Top of a Busy and Stressful Workload

Hi Messy this might not be particularly helpful, but if your conscience allows, simply 'prioritise' as you have been advised. If. without your colleague, you simply cannot do the whole of the job without working 25-30 hours a week on top of what you are already doing, then don't. 'Prioritise' the hi...
by martin1804
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Hospital Boy
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: Hospital Boy

Yeah, a real shame. He was a friend and colleague of mine from 2008 - then when I changed jobs, as a contractor, I worked alongside him a number of times after that, and like others, lost touch with him last year. I didn't know he had died so thanks for posting that. He had some tough times - a bila...
by martin1804
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electronic sliding doors on exits
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: Electronic sliding doors on exits

Hi just out of interest, this is the guidance from the Department of Health, in Healthcare Technical Memorandum 05-02 'Doors on escape routes Fire doors on escape routes should be side-hung or pivoted. Revolving doors should be avoided, but where they are used, they must easily convert to outward-op...
by martin1804
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frustrations with Senior management/ Cry for help
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: frustrations with Senior management/ Cry for help

I wholly agree with everything that has been said so far. But if it gets to causing you psychological or physical harm, consider moving on to another job. I've had to do it before when it felt that I was just banging my head on a brick wall and it stops being funny after a while. When that happens, ...
by martin1804
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Guidance for Strategy re Ascending Stairs to Reach a Final Exit???
Replies: 11
Views: 3678

Re: Guidance for Strategy re Ascending Stairs to Reach a Final Exit???

Messy https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/2017/2623684/ref/ click on pdf to get the full paper recently doing the first year of MSc in Risk Management + OHS gave me tips on finding such papers. This one inevitably brings out the maths, but this is not surprising as it is a maths/engineering respons...
by martin1804
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Guidance for Strategy re Ascending Stairs to Reach a Final Exit???
Replies: 11
Views: 3678

Re: Guidance for Strategy re Ascending Stairs to Reach a Final Exit???

Hi Messy B1 table 7 comes to mind. Also remember that as it is greater than 10m down, then there will be a requirement for fire fighting shafts/protected staircases, meaning that more time would be allowed for evacuation. This would help with calculations in terms of time taken to climb the stairs. ...
by martin1804
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Suppesstion System
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

Re: Fire Suppesstion System

And the earlier question regarding is the suppression system powder based is relevant too. If powder suppression is used, even if it puts out the fire I would be evacuating until the air is clear of the nasty powder particles. That would clear the area nearly as well as smoke from a fire...
by martin1804
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block
Replies: 108
Views: 70098

Re: Huge fire at Grenfell Tower block

Messy, right with you. The programme of testing cladding on buildings is happening at every NHS hospital in the UK at the moment, and any requiring it have 250 mm x 250 mm sections removed and sent to BRE for testing. This is for low level (<4m ) and also for high level (>12m ) even if it is the sam...
by martin1804
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Rating SAB - Class 3????????????
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: Fire Rating SAB - Class 3????????????

Messy the organisation below provides this product, as class III rather than 3 which may explain why you couldn't find it- but the website does not provide fire resistance details etc Might be worth calling them good luck - copy and paste the following for a peek at their pdf for the product http://...
by martin1804
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish bone diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Fish bone diagram

Hi this is used extensively within the NHS, and is something which can be very useful. Think of each of the bones being a different area for investigation. Any information resulting from the investigation is collated, and any areas which provided no useful information are discarded. What is left is ...
by martin1804
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Dynamic Fire Exit Signs
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

Re: Dynamic Fire Exit Signs

Hi Messy the fire alarm system where I now work is being totally revamped, which obviously includes detection. What we have now in those places requiring them, as part of out Honeywell Gent fire alarm system, is Honeywell's S-Quad detectors. One of the features of these is that you can have a series...

 

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