What is a Fire Safety Plan?
A fire safety plan is a detailed document that covers all aspects of fire safety for a specific building or property. The plan will outline:
- A safe and orderly way for occupants to evacuate the building.
- Description and location of all life safety equipment in the building
- Proper maintenance and housekeeping required to prevent fires.
- Methods of control that minimize the damage from fires when they do occur.
- Detailed plans of each floor of the building.
The plans are primarily for the occupants of the building and they should be familiar with the Fire Safety Plan. The plan also helps with maintenance and for the Fire Department during inspections or in the event of an emergency.
Did You Know?:
Fire safety plans are required by the BC Fire Code for all:
- Residential facilities – apartments, condos, hotels etc.
- Commercial buildings – offices, retail, restaurants, etc.
- Recreational buildings – pools, gyms, ice rinks, etc.
- Industrial facilities
The fire safety plan must be located at the premises, usually at the entrance, and the plan must reviewed annually and updated if there any changes to the building.
What You Need To Know:
Some municipalities and/or fire departments may require that a template or standard format be used for all fire safety plans in their area to help when they have to respond to emergencies.
How We Can Help: We have a team of dedicated professionals, knowledgeable in provincial and municipal codes that can create the document. Our team can also create the required drawings with the appropriate symbols.
What We Do: .Western Canada Fire Protection offers a Fire Safety Plan Package. The fire safety plan will include:
- A building safety audit
- Site plans
- Emergency procedures for occupants
- Fire department information
- Maintenance procedures for the life safety equipment
- Documentation tailored to each building
- Fire drill procedures
- Evacuation Plaques per floor
We can also help with the training of supervisory staff and any consultation you require. Call us today to speak with a consultant.
Did You Know?: Construction sites are at a higher level of risk for fire damage. Between 2005 and 2012, there were a total of 407 reported construction site fires in BC with a loss of $102 million in property damage including two fatalities.
The BC Building Code stipulates a different set of requirements for buildings during their construction and construction companies are now required to submit a Construction Safety Plan before work can begin.
How We Can Help: We offer Construction Safety Plans tailored to the needs of each site. Each Construction Safety Plan will conform to Provincial and municipal regulations. Contact us today for a free quote.