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Safety in Thailand: But it'll take two years to put fire extinguishers in "rogue" hotels

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Safety in Thailand: But it'll take two years to put fire extinguishers in "rogue" hotels

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable TV

 

Sophon Cable TV revealed in a story on Facebook that a staggering 70% of hotels in Pattaya are operating illegally.

 

There are about 2,000 hotels in the resort. 

 

And many are flouting basic fire safety regulations. 

 

One of the aims of a drive by the government using Article 44 powers to rein in illegal hotels is to improve safety. 

 

Hotels have 90 days to register their intent to operate - the deadline is 18th August.

 

But they will then be given two years - until 18th August 2021 - before they must have fire extinguishers on every floor. 

 

The head of the local business and tourism association welcomed the moves to make rogue hotels legal and make them comply with regulations.

 

Source: Sophon Cable TV

 

 

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3 hours ago, SammyT said:

I'm pretty sure a hotel owner could just roll down to Homepro and have it done by the end of today. Not sure why they should be given til 2021...

It's because in 2021 they will all be able to complain that they haven't had enough time to do it, and doing so would cause them financial hardship, the givernment then rolls over and they will be given a further 5 years to comply.

 

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Was in a hotel that actually had a fire extinghiusher,had not been checked since 2005 this was a year or so ago.

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43 minutes ago, marko kok prong said:

Was in a hotel that actually had a fire extinghiusher,had not been checked since 2005 this was a year or so ago.

 

I would also like to know what are the use of these fire extinguishers sprayed on the back of trucks carrying gas cylinders ..
As far as I know, water, even with a retarder, has never been effective against a gas fire

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4 hours ago, petermik said:

Not simply a case of installing the fire extinguishers they should be checked yearly to see that they actually work........:whistling:

That will be the job of the drunk guys returning to their room after a night out.

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24 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

As far as I know, water, even with a retarder, has never been effective against a gas fire

It (the water) will cool down the gas cylinders to prevent an explosion.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Safety in Thailand: But it'll take two years to put fire extinguishers in "rogue" hotels

Dont do much for the image describing them as " rogue " .. 

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Fire Extinguishers about 1700-2000 baht to buy, hardly troublesome thing to do.

 

Also the whole illegal hotel biz, is very little about  fire extinguishers, most places have it.

 

Article is yet adding more mud, the original article few days ago stated hotels without a license, were given 90 days to report to local authorities with whatever they were doing illegal , an amnesty.

 

Then hotel would be given assistance to get legal before the 90 days are up

 

This article states, hotels have 90 days to register intent to operate but another 2 years to get legal? to get license or only to buy fire extinguishers

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33 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

It (the water) will cool down the gas cylinders to prevent an explosion.

On one or two tanks , not on a cargo ..

 

These fire extinguishers usually have 6 liters of water inside; what to do with 6 x 2 = 12 liters of water especially since nothing says that these fire extinguishers have been properly checked;
therefore no one knows if the gas cartridge inside still contains the propellant.

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