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by witsd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

Re: FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory

Cheers guys. Good thoughts.
by witsd
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

FRAs - being asked to specify what is legally mandatory

Hi all, just had this classic request made, and was wondering if anyone has a good way of clearly explaining to laypersons exactly how the lines are drawn? As I see things, the FRA is a risk assessment and it's as simple as that. The things identified have the potential to cause harm, and if they we...
by witsd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third

622km of motorway (in both directions).

Three cabs.

Whilst I would never use a phone on a motorway because I'm not completely nuts, if I was a gambling man I'd take those odds.
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking to emply a company to undertaken external Safety inspections of some of our faciities - t
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Looking to emply a company to undertaken external Safety inspections of some of our faciities - t

One method of possibly avoiding this would be to get each of the sites' safety person to go to and inspect a different site. If done well, this will add a competitive element, whereby they will be far more stringent on the other sites than an external person might! :D Obviously this would be signifi...
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The three words that can save your life" - BBC
Replies: 12
Views: 3900

Re: "The three words that can save your life" - BBC

Shared with our H&S team. Certainly has lone / distance working implications.
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Nottingham Railway Stn Fire
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Re: Nottingham Railway Stn Fire

Some further, more detailed info, on the rapid spread of the fire. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49318182 Thank you for this, I've been waiting to see what caused this to be such a big event. Drug users starting fires in public toilets are a dime a dozen, but usually the dam...
by witsd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 3318

Re: Electric Vehicles

bernicarey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:33 am
An EV fire in a subterranean basement garage is going to be a difficult event. :shock:
Plug the drain and let the basement fill up?! :D

Reminds me of when the premises next to my old place's underground car park flooded from Crossrail engineers hitting a water main.

Floating BMWs everywhere.
by witsd
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 3318

Re: Electric Vehicles

Agree 100% with Messy. Car fires in general are terrifying, and adding a lithium battery to the mix is likely to lead to a 'contain until starved of fuel' situation that no extinguisher is going to be much use for. Any 'special' extinguishers are likely to be a) unfamiliar and b) liable to cause ove...
by witsd
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Inspection and testing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

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), but...
by witsd
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Complicated residential / commercial block

Well if they have standalone LD2 (which is better than the guidance of LD3) unless they are leaving front doors open, not sure how they are setting off the communal alarm? So far they aren't (except via mucking about with the call points), but were they to put the same system in place as in the oth...
by witsd
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

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 indistingui...
by witsd
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Complicated residential / commercial block
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Complicated residential / commercial block

Scenario: Small block of flats in Scotland (<18m) Flats either owner-occupiers or owned by a commercial holiday letting company (approx 60-40 split) Alarm system was originally detectors only, linked to smoke vent windows. This has been upgraded to a full alarm system (smoke alarms, call points and ...

 

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