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Thread #166861   Message #4017434
Posted By: Iains
06-Nov-19 - 06:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
Subject: RE: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
Thirdly, the fire brigade did not conjure this advice out of the air for the fun of it. It is based on much experience, and it is foolhardy, not common sense, to just ignore it.

Yet the Piper alpha enquiry highlighted the fact that mustering in the galley was a very bad idea and caused deaths that might have been preventable. There comes a time when you have to make your own mind up about your response. Having worked on an adjacent platform and watched the smoke rising from Piper Alpha, staying put would be the last thing on my mind.

I fully agree with what Rees Mogg had to say. I believe the fire brigade had no platforms capable of reaching the uppermost floors of Grenfell tower. Telling people to stay put when the chance of external rescue was nil is extremely flawed advice and for that alone whoever issued the advice should be prosecuted for gross negligence,