Fire Safety Provisions for Residential Flats with Open Kitchen Design

Fire Safety Provisions for Residential Flats with Open Kitchen Design
The Hong Kong Association of
Property Management Companies
Points to note
The management office should assist owners to arrange
annual inspection of fire service installations and
equipment and submit the Certificate of Fire Service
Installations and Equipment (FS 251) to the Fire Services
Department.
The owners/occupiers should allow access of registered
fire service installation contractors for them to carry out
annual inspection and maintenance.
Relocation and change of the type of installed cooking
appliances are not allowed.
Enquiry
Please contact the Fire Service Installations Task
Force of the Fire Services Department at 2733 7879.
Inspect Fire Service Installations and
Ventilating Systems Annually
Fire Safety Provisions for Residential Flats
with Open Kitchen Design
In accordance with Clause C13.4 of the Code of Practice of
Fire Safety in Buildings 2011 of the Buildings Department,
residential flats with open kitchen design shall be provided
with the following fire safety provisions:
Management and Maintenance of Fire Safety Provisions
for Residential Flats with Open Kitchen Design
1. Smoke detectors shall be pr ovided inside
the flat with open kitchen and at the lobby
outside the flat. They are classified as fire
service installations and shall comply with the
Code of Practice for Minimum Fire Service
Installations and Equipment of the Fire Services
Department.
1. Smoke detectors and associated
wirings provided inside the flat with
open kitchen and at the lobby outside
the flat shall not be obstructed,
2. The alarm signal of the smoke detectors
shall be linked to the fire services control
panel/building management office and the
common fire alarm system of the floor at which
the flat with open kitchen is located.
2. Sprinkler heads and associated
pipings provided inside the flat with
open kitchen shall not be obstructed
or removed.
3. A sprinkler head shall be pr ovided at the
ceiling immediately above the open kitchen. It
is classified as a fire service installation and
shall comply with the Code of Practice for
Minimum Fire Service Installations and
Equipment. The alarm signal of the sprinkler
system shall be linked to the fire services
control panel/building management office and
the Fire Services Communications Centre.
3. The full-height wall adjacent to
the exit door of the flat and the
permanent signage shall not be
removed.
4. A full-height wall with a fir e r esistance
rating of -/30/30, which requires the wall to
have nil stability and 30 minute integrity and
insulation capabilities, shall be provided
adjacent to the exit door of the flat. With a
width no less than 600 mm, the wall shall be
erected with a material not easily removable
(e.g. reinforced concrete construction).
4. Smoke detectors, sprinkler heads
and other fire service installations
and equipment provided inside the
flat with open kitchen are subject to
annual inspection by registered fire
service installation contractors.
removed or altered.
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