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Tom Sutton

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  1. Tom Sutton

    Work in block of flats

    Contact the enforcement officer (FRS).
  2. Tom Sutton

    Fire Doors not required

    I would think you are correct but without knowing more information, including the layout of the premises, and travel distances, I cannot not be certain.
  3. Tom Sutton

    Height of break glass

    The BS I quoted from is BS 5839-1:2013 but the current one should be similar and yes they should be a BGU at each exit of a building.
  4. Tom Sutton

    Flat entrance doors should be fire doors?

    Yes, FD30s if they open onto a common area.
  5. Tom Sutton

    are these exits too close?

    I cannot see any difference to having a door or not as far as fire safety is concerned but you may require it for other reasons check it out with the building inspector.
  6. I cannot give a definitive reply without a survey or at least more information, but walking the perimeter may be acceptable if it leads to ultimate safety depending on the numbers that are likely to use the route, and all external doors/windows may have to be fire resistant, you need a fire risk assessor to check it out.
  7. Tom Sutton

    are these exits too close?

    I agree count the two exits for escape capacity purposes, but I think it would be single travel direction, from the bar end to the opening to the toilets, then you could count it as an alternate, when calculating the travel distances. Check out Approved Document B (fire Safety) volume 2: Premises other than Dwelling Houses
  8. You are in the incorrect section your question doesn't relate to previous questions.
  9. All glass types are available on a supply-only basis but it must always be fitted into a frame that has the appropriate test evidence, using the glazing seals and bead types that are approved for that particular glazed system. Competent persons who have the relevant specialist knowledge must always carry out the installation of the glazed system, according to the construction and components given in the accompanying evidence of performance. Fire-resistant glass must only be used as part of an appropriately approved glazed system. Check out http://www.ggf.org.uk/?geodir_search=1&stype=gd_place&s=Fire+Resistant+Glazing&sgd_placecategory[]=&snear=&sgeo_lat=&sgeo_lon=
  10. Tom Sutton

    Coat hangers in school

    The walls of the unit could be 4 X 3 studding with 12mm fire resistant plasterboard on each side, skimmed or taped. The doors would have to be 30FDs, either standard or bespoked.
  11. I am assuming NYC stands for New York City and with the terminology used, it sounds that you must be from over the pond. As I have much difficulty understanding UK legislation to get involved with USA legislation, is a strict NO NO for me and most I would think in this forum.
  12. Tom Sutton

    Fire Alarm Problem

    I think it is pretty obvious that there is a fault, and the sounders should operate and the zone flash red, you need to get in touch with your fire alarm company, getting them to sort out the problem.
  13. Tom Sutton

    Fire Alarm Problem

    I think it is pretty obvious that there is a fault, and the sounders should operate and the zone flash red, you need to get in touch with your fire alarm company, getting them to sort out the problem.
  14. Any woodwork does not need to be fire resistant but any upholstery needs to meet the regulations.
  15. I think you are correct the system does appear to be not functioning as it should and any good installer should take the future testers into consideration when wiring the system.
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