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IFE EXAMINATIONS / IPD Report - IFE Member Grade Application
« Last post by Fire Monkey on March 28, 2020, 01:21:54 PM »
Hello all,

I have started my IPD report to move from Associate to full Member grade of the IFE. I am struggling a bit with the IPD report (I am dyslexic and this type of report writing does not sit well with me) and wonder if there is any sound advice any MFireE people can share.

Best regards and keep safe,

Fire Monkey
Fire Safety / Re: Fire Warden Coverage in Sub Let Offices
« Last post by bevfs on March 20, 2020, 09:57:50 AM »
Visitor signing in book,including employers to establish who is actually in the premises in the event of an evacuation.
fire risk assessments on all tenants,work processes,staff disabilities etc
emergency evacuation plan recorded
cooperation and coordination
fire drill! regularly!!
and see what the results are(human nature probably all over the place time wise,but with regular drills,and tenants having to abide to the rules/lease contract of the landlord,Otherwise they're out(permanently) ,the time taken to evacuate should reduce.All recorded of course.Stagger times of the drill as well,including early evenings etc
Technical Advice / Re: Travel distance 999 style
« Last post by JonAI on March 19, 2020, 10:57:13 AM »
Table 15 of BS 9999 says 13 meters for the maximum TD in single direction with additional fire safety measures? ? 
You couldnt make it up! / Re: Shout "Fire Fire Fire"
« Last post by Crusher on March 16, 2020, 08:41:01 AM »
Despite the potential inadequacy of the notice, I do think it's a good idea in all circumstances to shout fire, fire, fire, as it could reduce the time to respond to a purely electronic signal.
You couldnt make it up! / Re: Shout "Fire Fire Fire"
« Last post by AnthonyB on March 15, 2020, 08:55:37 PM »
At least they tried.....but that doesn't excuse the inadequacy of the temporary solution. I've had large buildings with systems falling down and kept occupancy, but usually had fire watches, walkie talkies, air horns, etc not just a sign and a shout!
You couldnt make it up! / Re: Shout "Fire Fire Fire"
« Last post by Dinnertime Dave on March 15, 2020, 06:42:05 PM »

I was going to say that it very much depends of the size and layout of the building, then I read the report and looked at the photograph.

Somebody has got very loud voice for a shout of fire, fire, fire to be heard in that building.
You couldnt make it up! / Re: Shout "Fire Fire Fire"
« Last post by lyledunn on March 15, 2020, 11:50:54 AM »
I think someone must have been shouting that warning in this forum Owain, the place is empty!
But to your post, I guess as a temporary measure on its own, it wouldn?t be acceptable but at least better than the many instances where the so-called engineer has left the system disabled for weeks while waiting for a replacement part!
You couldnt make it up! / Shout "Fire Fire Fire"
« Last post by Owain on March 15, 2020, 11:23:28 AM »

Prisoner transport firm GEOAmey replaced a broken fire alarm with a sign telling workers to ?shout fire, fire, fire? in a emergency.

A GEOAmey spokesman said the notice was a reasonable ?alternative measure? to a fire alarm.

Sign doesn't even comply with BS 5499 or BS ISO EN 7010.
Technical Advice / Re: Travel distance 999 style
« Last post by lyledunn on March 07, 2020, 08:11:31 PM »
Another Saturday night and I ain?t got nobody!! It?s Cat!
Technical Advice / Travel distance 999 style
« Last post by lyledunn on March 04, 2020, 06:25:47 PM »
Travel distance for a C2 risk profile in one direction according to Table 15 in 9999 is 9m. At the bottom of the same table it says; ?The two-way travel distance limit for hotels is measured from the entrance to the bedroom/suite, not from the most remote part of the bedroom/suite?.
Thus the implication is that one way travel should not be measured from the entrance door of the bedroom. That would be almost impossible to achieve and I do believe a mistake has been made in 9999 in that regard. It would seem to me that an allocation of 9m in the bedroom and 9m in the protected corridor would be appropriate. Now if we put sprinklers in, then we move down one risk profile to C1 which allows 13m in one direction. Would you read this as 13m in the bedroom and 13m in the protected corridor?
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