Eejit: Sturgeon did not say cut ‘fire doors!’

In another classic BBC/Trade Union example of fake news to undermine anything the First Minister says:

Firefighters have called for the Scottish government to resolve concerns over school safety following reports that classroom doors could be trimmed. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has requested immediate talks to address “mixed messaging” around fire safety and the ventilation required to reduce coronavirus risks. Scotland regional secretary Ian Sim said: “At the moment there is too much uncertainty and mixed messaging over these two very important fire safety issues, in particular, the potential fire risk that comes from undercutting doors. The doors affected could potentially include fire doors.

The First Minister clearly said ‘some doors’ and that safety would always be considered.

What kind of airhead thinks you could cut the bottom of fire doors of the kind found in school corridors? I doubt we need the FBU to educate the average teacher or jannie on this.

The aim is to improve air circulation in a classroom so you might cut a bit off the classroom door.

A trade union’s pointless hissy fit picked up by journalists with a desperate agenda.

10 thoughts on “Eejit: Sturgeon did not say cut ‘fire doors!’

  1. Doors in classrooms was what DRoss used his three questions to the FM. This was delivered with a sneer to imply that it was a risible proposal, ignoring the fact that draughts under doors are one way that air circulates. So, increasing this space by sawing half an inch off a door or removing a rubber fraught excluder is a quick and easy way to increase air circulation. By devoting all the questions to this is to give the impression that this was the ONLY proposal made rather than one of many.

    That the BBC and a Labour tribalism trade union officer have colluded to continue this line is not surprising and indicates the fact that Labour in Scotland is pretty close to the Tories.

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  2. I strongly suspect that D.Ross will never be OK whilst lumber jacking chopping doors
    Till he dresses in womans clothes
    Then sing “I am a lumber jack and I OK”

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  3. The only “mixed messaging” is coming from DRoss and his collaborative propagandists, SG is stumping up the funding to help with classroom ventilation, the experts are using the money to solve it.

    It would not matter how the funds were categorised or allocated, there would always be criticism from the Opposition because they view their jobs as scoring political points rather than addressing the underlying problem being addressed.

    I don’t think the Opposition do themselves any favours in this childish approach, Scots take a dim view of such antics in government, be it Westminster or Holyrood.

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    1. Bob
      Put chopping bottom of doors off and attend to ventilation to one side for the now
      I recall chatting to a most knowledgeable
      of Buiding engineering proffessional
      Who was giving a talk on the importance of Air Changes within buildings and rooms
      Basically he stated for health reasons Air Change is vitally important
      And With Modern design and Construction methods Air Cahange has now becoming critical as the required minium Number of Room Air changes / day constitute less than 10% of the number required in order for the long term condition of the structural fabric
      and Human Health to be maintained in a good condition
      He finished by saying that simple cheap solutions can easily adapt most modern
      designs quickly and cheaply
      Oh by the way he also addressed how to do so by actually reducing heat loss and
      enhancing Fire Retardation

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      1. I do apologise P1UK over what will be a lengthy response even if slightly OT and somewhat skewed to your post –
        I’m a civil engineer specialised on the water side, but for all those sins I was fascinated by energy conservation and the subject discussed with your building professional, air changes – Yes he is absolutely correct on the aspect of near hermetically sealed buildings causing issues with air changes even if thermally efficient – As a long term victim (along with everyone downwind) of “athlete’s foot” it was of great personal interest, and indeed survival.

        Scandinavian style, I open windows and give the place a blow through with the heating disabled periodically even when it’s -20 (yes it does go that low here), the temperature gradient changing the air in minutes whilst the structure retains it’s latent heat and quickly recovers afterwards, yet automating it fascinated me.
        – The days of my dad throwing the windows open for hours at a time and wiping condensation off the single panes are history, we’re no longer kids freezing our arses off thanking dad for the refreshment whilst pulling on 3 additional jumpers, we’re in quite different era.

        In the hobbyist world there has been considerable interest in measuring air quality, the problem has been sensor sensitivity, hence reverting to standard air changes per hour, despite the regulation only applying to public commercial premises.
        Air/air heat exchangers are simple enough solutions for heat recovery even as DIY, the ducting has always been the problem as a retrofit.

        My gas and power bills are below 50% compared to the 2013 fully double glazed and insulated property I first bought, extra-insulated with a few tweaks, none of it rocket science, but thank god I did so before the energy price went up and 300m2 of insulation became number one on the 2021 Christmas wish lists.

        The winter and summer benefits of insulation and aluminium foil (-20, +45) are all too apparent on the monitoring system, the upper floor maxed out at 34c last year, fully 10c below ambient with the windows open (as they are most of the summer).
        Whilst my neighbours pay a small fortune for winter heat and install an AC for summer, I keep thinking to install the 1970’s Swedish/Canadian rock box fed by outside air pre-chilled by below ground temperatures…
        Hey, everybody needs a hobby, especially us OAPs..


        1. Bob
          Thanks for that
          I visited Norway many times and was most enlightened by some of the most simple of solutions to what indeed are simple problems
          My Professor used to tell us that basically everything was simple and if we did not know how to deal with any matter
          Then it was only due to a temporary lack
          Of understanding therefore unable to access the facts in order to apply and solve the issue
          But as evolution has 8n many ways trapped our behaviour into trial and error methods
          Such simplistic answers continue to delude us
          However Mother Nature of which we are surrounded has already adapted to all problems and implemented its own specific methods
          In Norway almost all homes face south
          For obvious reasons and something as simple as a turf sod roof creates tremendous insulation
          Generally i found Norway to think long and.hard prior committing to any building or structure often looking to nature for the ideas that actually stare us in the face
          Such i would refer to as wisdom as opposed to Intelligence and such is rarely driven by economic reasons
          Never is it spend a £ to save a penny
          But spend a penny to save the £
          And more importantly never it is to make a quick buck
          Westminster has and always shall be hooked to the quick buck methods
          Stumbling along as they go,forever in search of the Quick return

          But now without Empire to plunder except Scotland,little do they realise
          How their stumbling along has resulted in their chin now being a very short distance from a very hard pavement

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          1. “But spend a penny to save the £” was what kicked off the modifications here in 2017 – I set myself a target of the first year’s savings covering the costs – that ultimately paid for insulation, replacement of an undersized radiator, upgrading all the thermostatic valves and heads, a towel rail upgrade, and money left over.

            That only left two upstairs bedrooms showing heat and cold effects on the temperature monitoring due to a metal roof and coombed ceilings – I attacked one of them a year ago this month with a 50mm internal framed and insulated liner, and it surpassed expectations for both temperatures and reduction in gas consumption.

            Looking forward to Spring and completing the second bedroom, then just maybe look to install that rockbox for a natural A/C on automated air changes…


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