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Offline Colin Newman

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HTM 05-01 Second Edition
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:07:33 PM »
HTM 05-01: Managing healthcare fire safety [Second Edition] has now been published by the Department of Health. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/managing-healthcare-fire-safety

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Re: HTM 05-01 Second Edition
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 09:36:26 AM »
Colin

in Appendix E -'Developing protocols' under the Fire Stopping promps, it asks 'how are the details of fire stopping recorded'?

and goes on...'are details identified locally on the fire-resisting element to which the fire stopping is applied and recorded centrally'?

Does this suggest that there should be a labeling system for each breech that has been firestopped as well as recorded on the 'permit to work' held centrally?

In your opinion do you think just a 'permit to work' with the same info that would be on a label, suffice?

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Re: HTM 05-01 Second Edition
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 08:46:25 PM »
The recommendation to label the fire resisting element itself is intended to assist in identifying the need for fire stopping to contractors that may be, or claim to be, unaware that they are installing services   through fire resisting elements.  It also helps in that each penetration is labelled with the product used to fire stop which ensures that compatible fire stopping products are used for future fire stopping requirements. Without local labelling, it is often not possible to determine the type of product used by visual examination of the product in situ.

The central fire stopping register assists in project scoping and fire stopping audit and should be sufficiently detailed to include all of the relevant information regarding fire stopping materials used.  However, in my opinion a single register is less robust than a central record and local labelling.  Without local labelling, it would be difficult to confirm the accuracy of the central record, or the extent of any discrepancies.   

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Re: HTM 05-01 Second Edition
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 10:21:31 PM »
Thank you for your reply Colin, it is appreciated