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by hammer1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Inspection and testing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

Re: Inspection and testing schedule

I try to encourage a monthly visual check of all areas, which incorporates emergency lighting, FFE and infrequently-used exits. The main issue I have is getting managers to agree to allow inspections to look into lift motor rooms (just opening the door to look – not even crossing the threshold), bu...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Complicated residential / commercial block

I'll try and answer what I can! I probably shouldn't name the company, but they are described as 'apartment hotels'. To all intents and purposes they seem like a series of AirB&Bs run by a local office, but in some cases they operate within every single flat in a block which is virtually indistingu...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Joining 2 flats and fire doors
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Joining 2 flats and fire doors

This is only an opinion but opening up the stud wall I assume you wanting to make your flats join as one and blank off the current door to flat 4? I would be asking the door is boarded up to achieve 30 minutes FR using appropriate materials an advising competent person complete such works. The newly...
by hammer1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Complicated residential / commercial block

Well, when you say letting company are you saying Hotel or do you mean Airbnb type set up ? I would look at the block as a whole rather than looking at it separately - What are the benefits of a communal AFD? If a stay put strategy? First point as always is fire strategy/ Is there one/ Is there any ...
by hammer1
Thu May 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR assessments?
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: DSEAR assessments?

When recommended by the FRA? :D I treat them as similar to lightning risk assessments. When the fire risk assessor recognises that it's out of their league, then they ought to be recommending a further specific risk assessment by a competent individual. Ha ha ha, these FRAs are recommending them, h...
by hammer1
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: DSEAR assessments?
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

DSEAR assessments?

Morning folks Not overly knowledgeable about DSEAR, however when would you class an assessment is required? I have had assessments on small pant rooms that may have a single commercial gas boiler/heating services that require DSEAR assessment, Surely the explosive atmosphere/substances needs to be a...
by hammer1
Fri May 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Travel distance to manual call point
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

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 hammer1
Fri May 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Travel distance to manual call point
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: Travel distance to manual call point

Silly question time, I'm sorry... We have a large(ish) room (25m x 12m) which is used for places of assembly (can be up to 150 people at times). The room adjoins other rooms which then have fire / emergency exit doors. Do we need to have call points adjacent to the doors which leave the big room, o...
by hammer1
Fri May 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: BS5839 Part 6 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

BS5839 Part 6 2019

Below are just some general changes to Part 6.... Information about this document This is a full revision of the standard, and introduces the following principal changes: • removal of Grade B and Grade E; • subdivision of Grade D and Grade F into Grade D1/Grade D2 and Grade F1/Grade F2, respectively...
by hammer1
Fri May 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Alarms in blocks of flats
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Alarms in blocks of flats

How is the alarm system supposed to work in a block of flats? Every flat must have its own detector, but what about connecting to the main building alarm? I recently had someones smoke detector go off, but no building alarm. There were no obvious signs of fire and there appeared to be someone movin...
by hammer1
Thu May 02, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Firex International 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Firex International 2019

That time again folks......

18-20 June 2019
ExCeL London UK

https://www.firex.co.uk/agenda

Any peeps popping by??
by hammer1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: IFE/FIA CPD event - London
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

IFE/FIA CPD event - London

25 quid and don't need to be a member of FIA/IFE, hoping to go myself but wont find out until early next week from work...


https://www.fia.uk.com/event/joint-fia- ... using.html

 

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