Fire Safety Plan Guidelines 2014

 

 

Below are the guidelines for all buildings requiring a Fire Safety Plan. The Fire Safety Plan shall meet the Emergency Planning Requirements, Current BC Fire Code and Local Regulations. The Fire Safety Plan shall be “SITE & BUILDING SPECIFIC”. All unrelated information shall be removed from templates.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Fire Safety Plan Binder shall:

  • be a standard 8.5” x 11” three ring binder, red in colour
  • have the wording “FIRE SAFETY PLAN” on the front and spine of the binder
  • have the building address displayed in large font on the front of the binder
  • include a cover page with the name, address and a coloured picture of the building
  • upon review and acceptance the Fire Department will issue a letter or an email of acceptance this letter / email shall be place in the front of the Fire Safety Plan Binder

 Text shall be:

  • All pages shall be single sided
  • Headings; font size will be a minimum of 14 point throughout the plan
  • Text; font size will be a minimum 12 point throughout the plan
  • site plans, floor plans, reports & checklists must be single sided

 

LAYOUT:

Table of Contents

Fire Department Information

Site Plan Drawings

Floor Plan Drawings

Part 1 – Objectives of the Fire Safety Plan

Part 2 – Supervisory Staff

Part 3 – Instructions to Occupants

Part 4 – Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment

Part 5 – Reports and Checklists

Part 6 – Legal Basis for Fire Safety Planning

Part 7 – Definitions

Appendix -  Alternative Solutions (New Construction) Any special information pertaining the building, Hot Works etc.

 

TABS:

Table of Contents: Red background with Black lettering

Fire Department Information: White background with Black lettering

Site Plan Drawings: Red background with Black lettering

Floor Plan Drawings: Red background with Black lettering

Part One: Red background with Black lettering

Part Two: Red background with Black lettering

Part Three: Red background with Black lettering

Part Four: Red background with Black lettering

Part Five: Red background with Black lettering

Part Six: Red background with Black lettering

Part Seven: Red background with Black lettering

Appendix: White background with Black lettering

 

DRAWINGS:

Site Plan: All drawings shall be 11 X 17 inch coloured drawings in landscape format.

Floor Plans: All drawings shall be 11 X 17 inch coloured drawings in landscape format.

 

DRAWING SYMBOLS:

Only site specific symbols shall be located on the drawings and contained within the legend.

 

CONTENT REQUIREMENTS OF FIRE SAFETY PLAN

SHALL BE SITE/BUILDING SPECIFIC

FIRE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERVISORY STAFF: EMERGENCY CONTACTS:

BUILDING DESCRIPTION (Year of construction, Type of construction, Occupancy)

FIRE ALARM DESCRIPTION / LOCATION: (Operating instructions, Reset instructions, paging/ fire phones, fire zones, shall be included in this section). Coloured photograph required.

FIRE ALARM MONITORING: Company name and contact information.

ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT LOCATION:

ELEVATORS: (FD: Operating instructions shall be included in this section).

EMERGENCY GENERATOR: (Describe what equipment the generator supplies power to and include operating instructions). Coloured photograph required.

EMERGENCY LIGHTING: Type and power source

EXITING: (All stairways shall be numbered or designated by Numeric, Alphabetical and or by the compass direction).

FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS ROUTES: Primary / Secondary.

FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION: Describe what the FDC services. Coloured photograph required.

FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCK BOX DISCRIPTION / LOCATION: Coloured photograph required.

FIRE PUMP: (Size, GPM). Operating instructions. Coloured photograph required.

FIRE DEPARTMENT ROOF ACCESS: Give location and type, door / hatch. Coloured photograph required. 

FIRE HYDRANT LOCATIONS: Public/ Private.

GAS SHUT-OFF LOCATION: Coloured photograph required.

HAZARDS: All hazards shall be identified. If the hazard has a UN # the UN# shall be included with the hazard. Coloured photograph required.

SMOKE CONTROL: Describe smoke control measures.

SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION / LOCATION: Coloured photograph required.

STANDPIPE & HOSE SYSTEM: DESCRIPTION / LOCATION: Coloured photograph required.

WATER SHUT-OFF LOCATION: Coloured photograph required.

SITE PLAN: All drawings shall be 11 X 17 inch coloured drawings in landscape format.

FLOOR PLANS: All drawings shall be 11 X 17 inch coloured drawings in landscape format.

PART 1 – OBJECTIVES OF THE FIRE SAFETY PLAN: As per BC Fire Code Division B, Part 2, Section 2.8, Meet requirements of the BC Fire Code and any applicable local regulations.

PART 2 – SUPERVISORY STAFF DESIGNATION. Shall be site specific

PART 3 – INSTRUCTIONS TO OCCUPANTS: Shall be site specific

PART 4 – INSPECTION, TESTING & MAINTENANCEOF FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT:  Shall be site specific

PART 5 –CHECKLISTS & ANNUAL INSPECTION, TESTING, MAINTENANCE REPORTS: Shall be site specific

PART 6 – LEGAL BASIS FOR FIRE SAFETY PLANNING: As per BC Fire Code Division C, Part 2, Section 2.2. It is the owner or owner’s authorized agent who is responsible to carry out the provisions of the BC Fire Code.

PART 7 – DEFINITIONS: Shall be site specific

Example: Supervisory staff means those occupants of a building who have some delegated responsibility for the fire safety of other occupants under the fire safety plan.

APPENDIX - ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS (NEW CONSTRUCTION) ANY SPECIAL INFORMATION PERTAINING THE BUILDING & SITE