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Tom Sutton

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  1. Without a detailed inspection or plans it is impossible to advise you, will be up to the Fire Risk Assessor for the guest house to decide what is necessary and the RP to implement it.
  2. Tom Sutton

    Mrs

    Cannot see any reason why not I would need more information to be certain.
  3. There is no reasons why they cannot use a fire exit to unload provisions, if there was an emergency the lorry would have to move to allow persons to use the fire escape for means of escape. The situation regarding the shared access lane is for the lawyers.
  4. This does conform to ADB vol 1, but assumes you have either a door or an escape window, because in theory it meets the requirement it could be considered satisfactory but I would dispute it and contact an enforcement office of the local fire and rescue service and get his opinion. Check out Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Vol 1
  5. If Marie is talking about the Landlord Selective Licensing Scheme which Liverpool and Wirral did partake but i do not know the present situation. If so, she needs to contact the local met council and get more details also the certificate could be the gas safety certificate. It may be a little offensive but you could check out https://www.propertyinvestmentproject.co.uk/blog/landlord-licensing/ it may help to understand the sheme.
  6. If Marie is talking about the Landlord Selective Licensing Scheme which Liverpool and Wirral did partake but i do not know the present situation. If so, she needs to contact the local met council and get more details also the certificate could be the gas safety certificate. Check out https://www.propertyinvestmentproject.co.uk/blog/landlord-licensing/ may help.
  7. Providing you maintain a 30 minute separation between the garage and the rest of the house and no spills of flammable liquids or fumes in the garage can enter the house it should be satisfactory.
  8. Tom Sutton

    Miss

    This sounds like a coronavirus 19 restriction and not fire safety which is what this forum is about.As far as fire safety is concerned it would depend on the size, layout and how effective the means of escape was.
  9. The managing agents are the Responsible Person and are in full charge, the freeholders have passed the Responsible Persons duties on to them, check it out..
  10. I would think you need a permanent label attached but the retailer would need to fix display labels, check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations and contact FIRA for more information.
  11. When doing such calculations you need to take into account all the factors, direction of door opening, occupancy factor, travel distance, occupancy and location when considering a means of escape scheme. The limit of sixty person will depend on the direction of opening of the door and the discounting of the largest door width will apply when you have more then one door, because it could be unavailable, due to a fire. If you only have one door and that is unavailable due to fire then you have serious problems.
  12. Tom Sutton

    Mrs

    When doing such calculations you need to take into account all the factors, direction of door opening, occupancy factor, travel distance, occupancy and location when considering a means of escape scheme. The limit of sixty person will depend on the direction of opening of the door and the discounting of the largest door width will apply when you have more then one door, because it could be unavailable, due to a fire. If you only have one door and that is unavailable due to fire then you have serious problems.
  13. Check out https://gpnmag.com/news/building-a-greenhouse-with-fire-safety-in-mind/ for guidance.
  14. The member of the Fire and Rescue Services will be the enforcing officer and I would suggest you speak to him/her and get their response in writing.
  15. Have you checked your user manual which usually indicates these kinds of problems.
  16. Assuming it is on the public thoroughfare, I am not aware of any legislation thats makes it illegal but any publicly minded person would realise the problems he/she would be causing if the exit was used in a fire situation.
  17. I agree with you I cannot see why the AI is asking for it, I would be more concerned about the bedroom off the kitchen/living/dining room which appears to be an habitable inner room?
  18. There is no specific guidance on the distance objects should be, so they do not cause an obstruction, it would be up to the enforcing officer to decide if it was causing an obstruction.
  19. Tom Sutton

    Refuge Points

    Very rarely will a guide recommend a specific sign for a situation, they usually provide options and rely on the common sense of the user to decide the best option. With a refuge the first thing would be to let everybody know the purpose of the space, they have just entered. If it has communication point, then its purpose and how to use it. A fire procedure notice to instruct the disabled person what actions they need to take and any other notices that may be useful. Check out the web to see what disabled refuge signs are available.
  20. Check out https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/886446/9446_Means_of_Escape_v2_.pdf it may help.
  21. I would suggest you contact https://www.fira.co.uk/ and see if they can help, they are the experts.
  22. How long is a piece of string I think you will have to investigate to find out. An old domestic smoke alarm could cause the beeping, but for a year i think that would be unlikely and I have no idea about the ringing. Have you checked all cupboards and such for a forgotten smoke detector or co detector.
  23. I would think it depends on how far they damaged if they can be cleaned they why not?
  24. 1. No in both situations. 2. If the windows are to fresh air then no, providing the windows do not look out onto an external escape. If the windows are from the flat to a protected escape route then most probably yes.
  25. The internal doors in a domestic dwelling should meet a FD20 standard and a substantial standard door without intumescent strips,self closers, should meet that standard but if a door doesn't close fully then it meets no standard. In a flat any door to the common area should meet a FD30s standard.
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