The paper "Fires in High Rise Buildings in Yorkshire Fire Service Using the PRINCE2 Principles" is an outstanding example of a management assignment. The project seeks to find methods to control and manage fires in high rise buildings within Yorkshire. This will be achieved through training and effective use of resources within the Yorkshire fire service. It is projected that this project will be more efficient as compared to other projects done in the past. This is because it will employ PRINCE2 principles. Method used Using the PRINCE2 principles, the project aims at ensuring that plans, controls, quality and configuration management and change control are effectively dealt with as regards managing fire in Yorkshire high rise buildings. Project costs and benefits The cost of deciding on the project, defining it, planning the various events involved, carrying out audits and authorization is £ 1300.
Other costs that pertain to risk and equipment assessment training include the location of hydrants in high rise buildings, location of lifts and motor rooms, designating fire fighting shafts, and checking alarm repeater panels and annunciator panels. These will cost £ 9200.
The cost of the handover of the project as well as the post-implementation review is £ 2000, making the total at £ 12500. The cost of implementing the project is generally high but its benefits are unquantifiable given that it will be implemented in phases (i. e. proceeding only after the initial phase is successful). The cost of damages due to fires in high rise buildings in Yorkshire each year far exceeds the cost of this project. Recommendations Fire service project planning should be expanded to include the public to encourage their participation in dealing with fires 2. The anticipated human resource issues and problems that are likely to be encountered The project requires a number of resources that require high input in human resource training.
Such include training staff to manage the special dog unit, ensuring that the staff are well equipped to perform regular fire drills, and training those involved in assessing building plans so as to familiarize with the routine programmes. There is also a lack of specialised devices to aid staff in dealing with a fire in high rise buildings. Another issue in human resource management has to do with the ability to access buildings using stairways as opposed to ladders during drills.
This needs better-equipped staff to conduct regular drills using stairways, but there is a limitation to this in that most staff currently do not have the requisite knowledge. There is also a need for the staff to have a better understanding of actuator devices in order to ensure that fires do not spread between the adjacent floors of high rise buildings. Another problem in implementing the project lies in the fact that there is a need to use a PPV stairway pressurization device to get rid of smoke in areas where it is concentrated.
This requires highly specialised training for staff and could imply more expenditure on the side of the fire service. The change is in shifts from 9 hours for the day and 15 hours for the night to 12 hours each for day and night also means that there will be an increase in expenditure, thus requiring more resources.