Fire Safety - A Personal View - Trinity College, Dublin

Fire Safety - A Personal View - Trinity College, Dublin

Fire Safety A Personal View Alexis Donnelly, Person with a disability, Engineering/Education background Overview

This is me Some Bad Examples What I Want Some Suggestions 23/Sep/2009

NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 2 This is me! Lecturer in Computer Science Dept, TCD Lectures in Universal Design, Undergrad and Postgrad Adviser on UD to HEA, ISC and NDA Member of many Building Committees

Board member of NDA EtA Awards views here are my own of course 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 3 Some Bad Examples

Some Part M - compliant some not some good ideas 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 5

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12 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 13 What I Want

NB caveat lector all opinions are those of the author Ideally To Independently Enter, Use, Leave and Evacuate a Building, its Services and Facilities in Safety and without Reduction in Health or Well-being

Irrespective of Activity Limitations compare part M. 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 16 This Implies A New Approach to Fire Safety Engineering

Fire Safety to be a Primary Objective of Design Teams Ideally, I don't want to be manhandled out of my power wheelchair -- this would take away "my legs and risk injury. Evacuation Lifts All stairwells to be "accessible" 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly

17 Design for the Average old idea, deeply ingrained Homo Bene Figuratus from Vitruvius (1st Cent BC) de Architectura Libri Decem Leonardo da Vinci (1492)

23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 18 we want Universal Design

23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly Ken Ewart's cousin (1998?) 19 Some Suggestions

Make Part M Vanish -- A First Step Merge Part M. into other TGD's Remove inconsistencies with Part M. Favour Part M. provisions comprehensively where there is inconsistency or ambiguity -- already done in Scotland 23/Sep/2009

NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 21 Risk Assessments take them seriously Safety,Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005) Section 19 - risk assessments for all Health and Safety issues, including

emergency egress Section 20 safety statement 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 22 Safety Sling for Wheelchair

Users Not my preferred choice, but 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 23 exterior evacuation from tall

buildings 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 24 A Few Parting Words The reasonable man

adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. G. B. Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists 23/Sep/2009

NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 25 A Few (more) Parting Words You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were;

and I say, "Why not?" G. B. Shaw, Back to Methuselah 23/Sep/2009 NDA Egress Alexis Donnelly 26

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