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Message 2101968 - Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 10:56:24 UTC

The biggest problem likely is the door size required by wheelchairs and I can tell you that those doors are twice the price of a standard door and to try and retrofit fit 1 into an existing property is a real headache let alone doing all the doors (a major headache it is).

Places really need to be designed/legislated from the start to accommodate the disabled (and if they are then the price of those doors will come down also).
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Message 2101982 - Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 19:34:13 UTC

The Bottom Half of Door ONLY NEEDs to be Expanded to Clear the Wheels/hands.

Sometimes it is Not Possible to do One of The Sides - so the Needed 'CUT OUT' can be Done on Other Side.

Whole Door/Space Does Not Need a NEW WIDER DOOR TO ACCOMADATE.

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Message 2102461 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 14:41:53 UTC

Yet another tower block fire
Fortunately, no fatalities & fire crews still on site.
However, there are links to previous fires in London & out of interest,clicked on one as I know the area pretty well.
What the hell are bureaucrats thinking?
It seems they still think the world revolves around them.
The building, which has a controversial so-called ‘poor door’ for residents living in social housing, has no fire alarms in communal areas, as official government guidance says the devices are “unnecessary and undesirable” in buildings designed for ‘stay put’ policies.
But a fire safety expert has warned this is “contentious”, calling it a “misplaced belief” that fire alarms lead to overcrowded staircases in residential buildings during evacuations.
This was March this year, nearly 5 years after Grenfell.
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Message 2102462 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 14:56:10 UTC - in response to Message 2102461.  

What the hell are bureaucrats thinking?
It seems they still think the world revolves around them.


Shhhh, don't tell them it doesn't or they'll get really very, very, very sad and depressed.
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Message 2102467 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 15:49:19 UTC - in response to Message 2102462.  

Well, they can then get 6 months off with full pay as they can claim suffering from PTSD. :-)
The sad thing is that the taxpayer & media won't say boo at that.
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Message 2102468 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 15:49:21 UTC - in response to Message 2102461.  

Yet another tower block fire
Fortunately, no fatalities & fire crews still on site.
However, there are links to previous fires in London & out of interest,clicked on one as I know the area pretty well.
What the hell are bureaucrats thinking?
It seems they still think the world revolves around them.
The building, which has a controversial so-called ‘poor door’ for residents living in social housing, has no fire alarms in communal areas, as official government guidance says the devices are “unnecessary and undesirable” in buildings designed for ‘stay put’ policies.
But a fire safety expert has warned this is “contentious”, calling it a “misplaced belief” that fire alarms lead to overcrowded staircases in residential buildings during evacuations.
This was March this year, nearly 5 years after Grenfell.

They thinking £££££££. If the building doesn't have enough staircase condemn it, rip it down, build it correctly, do your job to protect the Queen's subjects.
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Message 2103145 - Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 12:14:22 UTC
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"Blame Game" culture alive & well
Block Management Ltd, which manages the property, says the wrap is not its responsibility and a construction company has been appointed to carry out the work.

It says: "Residents have been regularly informed about this and Block Management, as property manager, has provided updates on progress of the works when these have been provided by the project manager and contractor."
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Message 2104089 - Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 20:13:08 UTC

High court finds council guilty
However the council only accepted that they were responsible for 5 deaths & admitted liability for the fire effecting 4 others.
Also refusing to admit that their actions caused the fire to spread.
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Message 2104661 - Posted: 8 Aug 2022, 14:06:37 UTC

Most of my working life was spent at ground level, & the amount of crap witnessed was tremendous, however this shyte is a 1st.
Gas explosion destroys house
Halfway through reading the report, it changed, one of the injured, a child had died.
Residents say they had reported a strong gas smell two weeks ago and had felt dizzy in recent days.
WTF were the emergency services?
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Message 2104699 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 5:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 2104661.  

Most of my working life was spent at ground level, & the amount of crap witnessed was tremendous, however this shyte is a 1st.
Gas explosion destroys house
Halfway through reading the report, it changed, one of the injured, a child had died.
Residents say they had reported a strong gas smell two weeks ago and had felt dizzy in recent days.
WTF were the emergency services?

Someone has to call them er who did they report it to? The neighborhood chat group? The council? I doubt the gas company or police/fire.
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Message 2104702 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 6:47:08 UTC - in response to Message 2104699.  

In the UK there is a well publicised dedicated phone line for reporting suspected gas leaks. I've used it, and the response was very rapid and very thorough. My guess is they phoned the non-emergency emergency services number which is next to useless for anything other than cats stuck in trees.
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Message 2104708 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 7:58:05 UTC - in response to Message 2104702.  

In the UK there is a well publicised dedicated phone line for reporting suspected gas leaks. I've used it, and the response was very rapid and very thorough. My guess is they phoned the non-emergency emergency services number which is next to useless for anything other than cats stuck in trees.

I've used the dedicated line as well and a gas inspector was there with about 15 mins, in the middle of the day in central Manchester. He turned off the gas supply to the street and within an hour workmen were digging.
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Message 2104716 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 10:09:43 UTC - in response to Message 2104699.  

Someone has to call them er who did they report it to? The neighborhood chat group? The council? I doubt the gas company or police/fire.
I very much doubt a whole community are that dumb.
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Message 2104717 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 13:05:37 UTC - in response to Message 2104716.  

Someone has to call them er who did they report it to? The neighborhood chat group? The council? I doubt the gas company or police/fire.
I very much doubt a whole community are that dumb.
Consider who they elect.
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Message 2107432 - Posted: 25 Sep 2022, 15:55:51 UTC

It seems money is still talking.
Fire chief states that all alarms are working properly but there were no communal alarms.
Bristol fire
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Message 2107619 - Posted: 28 Sep 2022, 22:10:43 UTC

DO NOT make the link active.
It contacts several profanities, which to be honest, is very unusual for the BBC.
Either cut & paste or go to the BBC website for "Toxic Culture".
The report is shocking on many levels.

Sadly I call it ISC (Institutional Superiority Complex) which I know has existed for decades, especially in the police & military.
The worst offenders of ISC is the Civil Service. Many reforms have been asked for & publicly stated but no change as usual.
Instead all we get are bureaucratic platitudes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63045298
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Message 2109812 - Posted: 7 Nov 2022, 21:13:33 UTC
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Another cladding job goes up in smoke.

Blaze rips through 35-floor Dubai skyscraper.
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