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Fire Risk

John Herbert, hong kong energy saving expert, BEAM expert
John Herbert
Director


The risk of fire is often overlooked, the result loss of life, and property damage cost millions every year.

Fire occurs unannounced, for example the 1996 Garley building fire, Megabox cooling towers fire in Hong Kong, and Galaxy hotel in Macau are examples that suffered major fires during construction or renovation work.

The Garley building fire in 1996 occurred during the renovation work in an occupied building, forty people died, the regulations were only changed afterwards to maintain fire rated partition.

That meams compliance with the regulations is not enough.

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Smoke will rapidly spread thoughout the building


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Missing fire stop in fire escape staircase wall


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Newspaper soaked in oil leaking from Chiller bearing, only needs an ignition source


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Photo credit: SCMP 2015
Construction Fire Galaxy Hotel Macau{ read SCMP link}



Countless deficiencies discovered include:

  1. fire doors wedged open
  2. fire protection systems abused
  3. inoperable escape lighting
  4. faulty fire fighting equipment
  5. faulty fire fighting equipment power supply
  6. hose reel hidden
  7. inadequate lightning protection
  8. petrol and rubbish stored together



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