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  1. Hello all, I understand the role and responsibilities of a local fire authority fire officer and their powers but what about as an independent risk assessor. What are the implications of completing an inspection where you believe there is a risk to life. I.e chained and padlocked/ blocked fire exits. What can a risk assessor do, so that they can walk away with a clear conscience, if indeed they do walk away before rectifying the situation. You can obviously inform the responsible person verbally. Does it need a follow up e mail, before they get the report? Do you report to t
  2. Good morning, In a small office block there is a fire door leading onto a stairwell. This door opens out and is located towards the corner of the stairwell. If I want to rejig the layout of the floor and put another door in the wall where the existing door opens onto, what is the minimum distance along that wall from the existing door will the new one have to be. Many thanks
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