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Tom Sutton

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  1. Go to http://www.firesafe.org.uk/furniture-and-furnishings-fire-safety-regulations-19881989-and-1993/ then go to the FIRA website and register for free. Then to FIRA publications/Flammability guides and down load either the contract or domestic furniture. You will find all you need to know about the Flammability Regs.
  2. The short answer is yes for more details go to http://www.firesafe.org.uk/furniture-and-furnishings-fire-safety-regulations-19881989-and-1993/. I would download the FIRA guide, all have to do is free registration with FIRA the link is on the above website.
  3. The Loss Prevention Council's guide to fire safety signs states they should be at eye level on both faces of each leaf of self closing fire door sets.
  4. I would suggest you go to FIRA at http://www.fira.co.uk/ they will have the answer. If it is domestic try http://www.firesafe.org.uk/furniture-and-furnishings-fire-safety-regulations-19881989-and-1993/.
  5. A responsible Person was jailed for various offences including not testing his extinguishers another reason why you should test your extinguishers. Check out the link.
  6. Emergency lighting is regarded as a generic term and is divided into a number systems and yours is most likely to be a standby lighting system. It is unlikely to meet the requirements of BS 5266 Pt1, Pt7 and Pt8 and therefore it cannot be consider meeting the standards as emergency escape lighting and/or escape route lighting system which is what you require. I agree with Garry, his solutions is most probably the best course of action and should employ the services of a specialist in designing emergency lighting systems to conduct a survey.
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    Flat alarms

    I would suggest you speak to your landlord or managing agent if you own the flat, because the common areas are subject to the Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 and you need to know the fire strategy for the premises and details of the fire risk assessment. Also consider if you interlink each flat what happens if one of your neighbours keeps on burning the toast?
  8. If the fire door was installed before 1987 then it will have been tested to BS 476 part 8 and will have no intumescent strips and 25mm rebates. If after 1987 it will have been tested to BS 476 part 22 and fitted with intumescent strips and 12mm rebates. A part 8 door will fail a part 22 test with a duration of about 15 to 20 minutes but depending on the findings of your fire risk assessment it may be acceptable not to fit intumescent strips. Another point to consider the intumescent strip maybe fitted under lipping on both edges but it could be visible on the top edge of the fire door.
  9. I agree with Torx if you go to http://www.firesafe.org.uk/fire-doors/ there is a diagram showing the location where the intumescent strip should be fitted. On both long sides and the head of the fire door. Try http://www.ifsa.org.uk/pdf/Information%20Sheet%20No1.pdf for more info.
  10. Hold a hair dryer underneath it but don't use a heat gun instead of a hair dryer (unless you are very careful). Heat guns are liable to melt the plastic!
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    HMO or not??

    Further to my above posting I should say even if you premises is not a HMO then the common parts are still subject to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This means the common parts require a fire risk assessment and this is maybe what the landlord has done and is implementing the findings of the fire risk assessment.
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    HMO or not??

    Go to http://www.firesafe.org.uk/houses-in-multiple-occupation/ this my help.
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