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« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2018, 08:14:25 PM »

How many assessors would have inspected the roof void ? I always made a point of checking them after the fire I atteded.

How many assessors!

How many inspecting officers go in the roof? Haven't seen one yet

very judgmental
well I have been in roof voids and cellars!!, and always inspect theses hidden areas where I can, every time I inspect but I am not provided with any ladders by the authority to gain access. I have always asked for this equipment, but to no avail!!, as the response coming back is that we are only sample auditing a premises, and findings should be recorded in the fire risk assessment.
100% agreed, more inspection has to be taken of void areas loft spaces etc., and having fire authority inspectors fit and able and willing  enough to get up there and inspect!(not frightened of spiders, bad knees,blah blah blah   hence why they were retied early from the fire service, Angry because what you see written in a fire risk assessment is not always what you see in the void areas, that's where the problems area!!
(ps and I am civilian inspector)

Me. How many Assessors carry a set of steps? Me anyway. How many Assessors carry a torch? Again me.
I don?t do this general ?out of reach? carry on. If you can?t reach it when up a set of 6ft steps it?s then out of reach.

It?s usually a different building when you poke your head above the suspended ceiling.
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« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2018, 08:35:35 PM »

I think a lot of assessors don't have much more than a tablet or checklist, the amount of kit I carry all the time plus have in the van in case a specific job needs it is quite extensive, built up over 20 years bit by bit as the need for it to do a thorough job came to light via gaining experience.


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« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2018, 08:52:11 PM »

It?s usually a different building when you poke your head above the suspended ceiling.

And if you don't want or can't poke your head up there, cameras on poles, USB borescopes etc are quite cheap now. (And if you need long poles in a hurry, try borrowing a window-cleaner's water-fed telescoping pole).
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