On 29th March, Fire Safety Matters hosted another webinar in it’s opening CPD series. The focus on this occasion was ‘Flexible Evacuation Solutions to Meet BS 8629’. Brian Sims reviews what was said on the day by subject matter experts from webinar sponsor Advanced and Veritas Fire Support Services.
As we will all know, the media frenzy post the Grenfell fire put everything within the life safety market under the microscope, the lack of mandatory requirements made it easy for substandard and non-compliant work to be provided without the client/customer being any the wiser.
Keeping on-top of the ongoing issues within a buildings structural requirements is a key part of keeping the FRA accurate and up-to-date
As the appetite for electric cars/vehicles grows and that for solar panels continues to expand it is right that we take a moment to consider the consequences of such work within the confines of the fire safety order 2006, risk assessment and fire alarm provision.
When considering fire alarm coverage and FRA issues for care homes and sites with supported living it must be understood how medications may react in the event of a fire.
The B/559 committee responsible for creating and revising British Standards regularly review any published standards and realized the BS 8300 Standard had become outdated. In many areas it did not support the need for accessible environments for disabled people.
I had the pleasure of writing an editorial on battery use and storage from a risk assessment perspective for the Autumn 2020 Daedalus IFSM newsletter.
Repeated inspections uncovered a string of problems including a non-functioning fire alarm system, useless smoke detectors, unsuitable fire escape routes and a broken emergency air venting system.