5. GUIDELINES BY CFO MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF
5. GUIDELINES BY CFO
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF GREATER MUMBAI
MUMBAI FIRE BRIGADE
1.
ACCESS:
a) There shall be no compound wall on North side Road and at West side in
between high rise and low rise building.
b) All access & fire tender access should be free of encumbrances.
c) If Entrance gate provided shall be of not less than 6.00 meters width each
shall be provided, at locations marked on the plan. Archways, if any over
the entrance gates, shall have height clearance of not less than 4.50 mtrs.
2.
ACCESS RAMP:
a)
Basements / podiums are provided with ….. nos. of two
way ramps each of width …… mtrs which will have entry at the
ground level.
b)
The gradient of the ramp leading to the basement/ podium
shall not be steeper than 1:10.
c)
The access
unobstructed.
provided
to
the
basement
shall
be
kept
d)
If the podium are accessible for the fire appliance through ramp
ramp shall be to bear the load of fire engines with point load of 10 kgs./sq.
cms. and shall have 12 mtrs of turning circle radius.
e) width
3.
COURTYYARDS:
a)
b)
4.
The available courtyards, R.G and all the sides from building
line shall be paved suitably to bear the load of fire engines with
point load of 10 kgs./sq. cms.
All the courtyards shall be in one plane and mandatory open space as
per DCR required for the fire appliance maneuvering shall be clear of
any obstructions including tree or any structure all times .
STAIRCASE:
a)
The staircase shall be of enclosed type as shown in the plans.
b)
The staircase leading from basement to terrace shall be diverted at
ground floor.
c)
The staircases shall be pressurized from basement to ground / terrace
level with provision of emergency natural ventilation. The
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
pressurization levels of staircases shall be as per relevant provisions of
N.B.C.
Permanent vent for emergency at the top equal to 5% of the
cross sectional area of the staircase shall be provided.
Openable sashes or RCC grills with clear opening of not less
than 0.5 sq. meter per landing on the external wall of the
staircase shall be provided.
Structural steel members connected to staircase shall be
protected with fire retardant coatings
No combustibles shall be kept or stored in staircase / passages.
Staircase lobbies shall be provided with smoke check lobby and
shall be pressurized.
No glass façade shall be permitted at the external face of the
staircase.
THE TERRACE DOOR MANNER AS FOLLOWS
a)
b)
c)
5.
The latch-lock shall be installed from the terrace side at the
height of not more than 1mtrs.
The glass front of 6 inch diameter with the breakable glass
shall be provided just above the latch-lock so as to open the
latch in case of an emergency by breaking glass.
The door shall either be fitted with magnetic lock connected
to console and detected system or shall be synchronized with
fire detection and alarm system.
CORRIDOR / LIFT LOBBY :
a)
Corridor / lift lobby at each floor level shall be mechanically
ventilated with emergency ventilation facility at each floor level
& pressurised.
6.
b)
The common corridor / lift lobby at each floor level shall be kept
free from obstructions at all times.
c)
Proper signages for way to staircase, escape routes, staircase,
floor nos. etc. shall be provided at each floor of building.
d)
Portable lights / insta lights shall be provided at strategic
locations in the staircase and lift lobby
STAIRCASE AND CORRIDOR LIGHTINGS:
a)
The staircase and corridor lighting shall be on separate circuits
and shall be independently connected so that they could be
operated by one switch installation on the ground floor easily
accessible to firefighting staff at any time irrespective of the
position of the individual control of the light points, if any.
b)
Staircase and corridor lighting shall also be connected to
alternate supply
c)
Double throw switches should be installed to ensure that
lighting in the staircase and the corridor does not get connected
to two sources of supply simultaneously. A double throw switch
shall be installed in the service room to terminate the stand-bysupply.
d)
Emergency lights shall be provided in the staircases/corridors.
7.
FLAT ENTRANCE,
STAIRCASE:
8.
KITCHEN
DOORS
&
EXIT
/
ENTRANCE
a)
Flat entrance and kitchen doors if any shall be of solid core
having fire resistance of not less than one hour (solid wood of 45
mm thickness)
b)
The fire resistance rating for staircase FRD, Lift lobby /
protected lobby & the lift doors as per N B.C. provisions.
ELECTRIC CABLE SHAFTS, SERVICES & METER ROOM:
a)
Electric cable shafts shall be exclusively used for electric cables
and should not open in staircase enclosure.
b)
Inspection doors for shafts shall have two hours fire resistance.
c)
Electric shafts shall be sealed at each floor level with noncombustible materials such as vermiculite concrete No storage of any kind
shall be done in electric shaft.
d)
Electric wiring /cable shall be non-toxic non-flammable low
smoke hazard having copper core / fire resistance for the entire building
with provision of ELCB/MCB.
e)
Electric meter room shall be provided at location marked on the
plan. It shall be adequately ventilated & easily accessible.
f)
Electric wiring shall be having copper core having the fire
resistance and low smoke hazard cables for the entire bldg., with the
provision of ELCB/MCB Low and medium voltage wiring running in shaft
and in false ceiling should run in separate conduits;
g)
Water mains, telephone lines, intercom lines, gas pipes or any
other service line should not be laid in the duct for electrical cables, use of
bus bar/solidrising mains instead of cables is preferred.
i)
Separate circuits for firefighting pumps, fire lifts. staircases and
corridor lighting and blowers for pressuring system shall be provided
directly from the main switch gear panel and these circuits shall be laid in
separate conduit pipes, so that fuse in on circuit will not affect the others.
Such circuits shall be protected at origin by an automatic circuit breaker
with its no-volt coil removed
j)
a.
The Master switches controlling essential service circuits
shall be provided in the Fire Control room and shall be clearly labeled and
operations of the same shall be carried out only by trained personnel or Fire
Brigade personnel.
b.
The manual control for the change-over switch from main
to DG Set/ other sub-station alternate supplies shall be provided in the Fire
Control room.
c.
Emergency electrical services / switches shall be provided
in the Fire Control room.
9.
FALSE CEILING (if provided):
False ceiling if provided in the biding shall be of non-combustible
material similarly the suspenders of the false ceiling shall be of no
combustible materials.
10.
MATERIALS FOR INTERIOR DECORATION/FURNISHING
The use of materials which are combustible in nature and may spread
toxic fume/gases should not be used for interior decoration/furnishing, etc.
11. ESCAPE ROUTE FROM FLAT TO STAIRCASE (Corridor / Lift
Lobby) :
a)
Corridor / Lift lobby at each floor level shall be ventilated to
outside air as shown on the plan This natural ventilation shall not be
blocked / obstructed by partition etc.
b)
All lifts, lift lobbies & common corridors shall be pressurized in
the event of fire at each floor The positive pressure in these lift shafts should
be maintained 50 Pascal and enclosed lift lobbies should be maintained 25
Pascal
c)
Proper signages for way to staircase, escape routes, staircase,
floor nos. etc. shall be provided at each floor of building.
d)
Location / layout plan of each floor shall be on walls of each
floor at lift lobby etc.
12.
LIFT
a)
Walls enclosing lift shaft shall have a fire resistance of not less
than two hours.
b)
Shafts shall have permanent vent of not less than 0.2Sqmts. in
clear area immediately under the machine room.
c)
Landing doors and lift car doors of the lift shall be of steel
shuttered with fire resistance of one hour No collapsible shutter shall be
permitted.
d)
All passenger lift shall be integrated with detectors and shall be
automatically grounded in case of emergency to ground floor or holding area
as per emergency evacuation plan.
c)
One of the lift from each lift bank shall be converted into fire lift
and shall be as per Specifications laid down under the regulations a toggle
switch shall be provided to this lift for the use of Firemen.
d)
Threshold of non-combustible material shall be provided at the
entrance of each landing door
A.
FIRE LIFT:
a)
To enable fire services personnel to reach the upper floors with
the minimum delay one fire lift shall be provided and shall be available for
the exclusive use of the firemen in an emergency.
b)
The lift shall have a floor area of not less than 1.4 sqmtrs It
shall have loading capacity of not less than 545 kg (08 persons lift) with
automatic closing doors of minimum 0.8 m. width.
c)
The electric supply shall be on a separate service from electric
supply mains in a building and the cables run in a route safe from fire that
is within the lift shaft Light &fans in the elevators having wooden paneling
or sheet steel construction shall be operated on 24 volt supply
d)
Fire lift should be provided with a ceiling hatch for use m case
for emergency so that when the car gets stuck up, it shall be easily
openable.
e)
In case of failure normal electric supply, it shall automatically
changeover to alternate supply For apartment houses this changeover of
supply could be done through manually operated changeover switch
Alternatively, the lift shall be so wired that in case of power failure it comes
down at the ground level and comes to stand-still with door open.
f)
The operation of fire lift should be by a simple toggle or twobutton switch situated mglass-fronted box adjacent to the lift at the
entrance level When the switch is on, landing call points will become
inoperative and the lift will be on car control only or on a priority control
device. When the switch is off, the lift will return to normal working. Then
this lift can be used by the occupants in normal times.
g)
The words Fire lift shall be conspicuously displayed in
fluorescent paint on the lift landing doors at each floor level.
h)
The speed of the fire lift shall be such that it can reach the top
floor from ground level with in one minute.
i)
The fire rating of lift corridor having half an hour fire resistance
& shall increase beyond N B C provisions by half an hour after every
70 mtrs height of the building.
J)
Fire lift shall be constructed as per prevailing Indian &
International standard.
13.
CAR PARKING:
a)
Car parking shall be permitted in the designated area.
b)
Drainage of the car parking area of all the levels shall be laid
independent from that of the buildings &it shall be provided with catch pit &
fire trapped before connecting the building drainage or Municipal drainage.
c)
Drainage of the car parking areas at all the levels shall be so
laid as to prevent any overflow in the staircase, lift shaft etc.
d)
The parking area shall not be used for dwelling purpose &
repairing /maintenance purpose, at any time. Dwelling use of naked light /
flame, repairing /maintenance of vehicles shall be strictly prohibited in the
parking area.
e)
Repairing / servicing of carsuse of naked light shall not be
permitted in the car parking areas.
f)
The
unobstructed
drive
way
shall
be
properly
marked
&maintained
g)
The Automatic Sprinkler System provided to the entire car
parking area
PODIUM /CAR PARKING FLOORS
a)
All the sides of the stilted / covered car parking shall be kept
open except parapet walls of not more than 0.75 meters height.
b)
Automatic sprinkler and drencher system at the top of the
podium shall be provided to the entire parking floor.
c)
The driveways shall be properly marked and maintained
unobstructed, proper illuminated signage shall be provided for escape route,
ramps etc. at prominent location.
d)
If the podium are accessible for 6the fire appliance shall be to
bear the load of fire engines with point load of 10 kgs./sq. cms.
14.
BASEMENT:
a)
Each basement shall be separately ventilated. Vents with cross
sectional area(Aggregate) not less than 2.5 percent of the floor area spread
evenly around the perimeter of the basement shall be provided in the form of
grills or breakable stall boards lights or pavement lights or by way of shafts.
Alternatively, a system of air inlets shall be provided at basement floor level
and smoke outlets at basement ceiling level inlets and outlets may be
terminated at ground level with stall boards or pavement lights as before but
ducts to convey fresh air to the basement floor level shall have to be laid
stall boards and pavement lights should be in position easily accessible to
the fire Brigade personal and rescue teams and clearly marked 'SMOKE
OUTLET or AIRINLET with an indication of area served at or near the
opening.
b)
The basements shall be used for designated purpose only as
shown in the plan.
c)
The basement shall be provided with natural ventilations
through the ventilators open cut outs as shown in the plan
d)
The staircases of the basement shall be of enclosed type and
entry to basement areas shall be through two hours fire resistance selfclosing door provided in the enclosed wall of the staircase and through
smoke check / cut off lobby. The smoke check / cut oft lobby shall be
mechanically pressurized.
e)
Mechanical ventilation shall be provided to the basement with
15 air changes per hour with an arrangement to accelerate the rate of air
changes to 30 per hour in the event of a fire emergency
f)
The ducts of the mechanical ventilations system shall be of
substantial metal gauge as per the relevant I.S. standard.
g)
The operating switches of the mechanical ventilation shall be
located in the fire control room with appropriate zonal indications.
h)
Exhaust duct shall be provided to draw out exhaust at ground
level of the basement.
i)
Suitable signages shall be provided m the basement showing
exit direction way to exits etc.
j)
Automatic sprinkler system shall be provided in basement
area/including ramp. These systems shall be installed as per the standard
laid down by T.A.C. and relevant I.S. specifications
k)
Smoke check lobby, Staircases, common passages & escape
routes of the entire building shall be painted with fire retardant paint.
I)
One Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguisher ABC type of 09 kgs
Capacity each shall be kept for every 100 sqmtrs area in each basement.
m)
Staircase and lift lobby shall have illuminated by inverter
operated exits signs with IP 54 enclosure Luminance of the signages shall be
such that they are visible from a distance of 12 to 16 meters
n)
The staircase of the basement & the associated lift lobbies shall
be pressurized m the event of fire The pressure m this enclosed staircase
and enclosed lift lobbies shall be maintained not less than 5m m. W G & 2 5
mm W G for lift lobbies
o)
CO Detector with audible alarm system shall be provided to all
the basement areas and the circuit of the same shall be given / connected to
mechanical ventilation system to start automatically on actuation of CO
detector and the other detectors provided in the basement.
p)
Ventilation system shall start automatically on actuation of
detector provided in the basement area.
q)
Exhaust duct, mechanical ventilation duct should not pass
through exit or entry.
r)
The basement beyond building line shall be paved, suitably to
bear the load of fire engines weighing upto 48 m. tones each with point load
of 09 kgs./sq. cms.
s)
Basement area shall be divided in compartments as per
NBC/DCR Regulations.
t)
The ventilation and area of ventilation and compartmentation if
required shall be checked by EEBP.
u)
The interconnectivity between (exit / entrance) between two
compartments shall be protected by fire curtain having four hours fire
resistance.
15.
FIRE FIGHTING REQUIREMENTS:
(i)
UNDER GROUND WATER STORAGE TANK:
An underground water storage tank of …………..liters capacity
shall be provided for Wet riser &sprinkler system at the location marked in the
plan, as per the design specified in the rules with baffle wall and fire brigade
collecting breaching.
(ii)
OVERHEAD TERRACE WATER STORAGE TANK :
An another tank of ………….. liters capacity shall be provided on
each staircase shaft at the terrace level, the layout of which shall be got
approved from H E 's departments prior to ~ erection The tank shall be
connected to wet risers through a booster pump through anon-return valve
gate valve
(iii) WET RISER:
Wet riser of internal dia.Of15 cms. of G.I.‘C’ Class pipe shall be
provided in the duct adjoining the staircase with double hydrant outlet &
hose reel at each floor in such away as not to reduce the width of the
common corridor Pressure reducing discs or orifices shall be provided at
lower level, so as not to exceed the pressure of 5.5 kgs. Per sqcms. The wet
risers shall be extended from lower basement up to top most floor/terrace
level. Wet riser outlet and hose reel at a distance of 100 ft. shall be provided
on periphery of all podium / parking floors.
(iv)
FIRE SERVICE INLET:
a)
A fire service inlet on the external face of the building near the tank
directly fronting the courtyards shall be provide to connect the mobile pump
of the fire service independently to a) the wet riser b) sprinkler system & c)
drencher system
b)
Breeching connection inlet shall be provided to refill UG tank.
c)
Operating switches of fire pumps shall be also provided in glass
fronted boxes at ground floor or Fire control room.
(v)
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM :
The Automatic sprinkler system shall be provided m entire
building including each flat, lift lobby & common corridor at each floor level,
basements and car parking area as per the standards laid down by T.A.C. or
relevant IS specifications.
(vi)
AUTOMATIC SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEM:
Lift machine room, electric meter room, lift lobby & common
corridor at each floor level, control room etc. shall be protected with
Automatic smoke detection system with main console panel at ground floor
level.
(vii) DRENCHER SYSTEM: (FOR ALL FIRE CHECK FLOORS AND
PODIUM )
Drencher system should be provided on the periphery of Fire
check floor of the building, top of the podium floor and should be connected
to the main sprinkler pump as per the standard laid down in relevant I.S.
Specifications.
(viii) FIRE
JOCKEY PUMP:
PUMP,BOOSTER
PUMP,
SPRINKLER
PUMP
AND
a)
Wet-riser shall be connected to a fire pump of capacity of
not less than 2800 liters/min capable of giving a pressure of not less than
3.2 kgs/ sq. cms. at the top most hydrant.
b)
Booster pump of 900 liters/min. capacity giving a
pressure of not less than 3.2 kgs/sqcms at the top most hydrant out let of
the wet-riser shall be provided at the terrace Level
c)
Sprinkler pump of suitable capacity along with jockey
pump shall be provided for automatic sprinkler system
d)
Electric
Independent circuit.
supply
(normal)
to
these
pumps
shall
be
e)
Separate jockey pump shall be provided to Wet riser
system to keep system pressurized.
f)
Operating switches for booster pumps shall be also
provided in glass fronted boxes at ground floor and on terrace level.
g)
Operating switches of fire pumps shall be also provided in
glass fronted boxes ground floor.
h)
The fire pumps provided shall be surface mounted type or
vertical turbine mounted type and not submersible type.
b.
FIRE PUMP, BOOSTER PUMP, SPRINKLER PUMP AND
JOCKEY PUMP:
i)
Wet-riser shall be connected to a fire pump of capacity of
not less than 1800 llters/mm. capable of giving a pressure of not less than
3.2 kgs/ sq. ems at the top most hydrant.
j)
Booster pump of 450 liters/min capacity giving a pressure
of not less than 3.2 kgs/sqcms at the top most hydrant out let of the wetriser shall be provided at the terrace Level.
k)
Electric supply
Independent circuit.
(normal)
to
these
pumps
shall
be
I)
Separate jockey pump shall be provided to Wet riser
system to keep system pressurized.
m)
Operating switches for booster pumps shall be also
provided in glass fronted boxes at ground floor and on terrace level
n)
Operating switches of fire pumps shall be also provided in
glass fronted boxes at ground floor.
o)
The fire pumps provided shall be surface mounted type or
vertical turbine mounted type and not submersible type.
(ix)
RATE OF RISE DETECTORS: (WINGA&C)
Rate of rise detectors shall be installed in the hot areas i.e
kitchen, pantry, etc. and same shall be connected to mam console at ground
floor level
(x)
STAND BY PUMP : (WING A, B& C)
Diesel operated stand pumps shall be provided as per N.B.C
(xi)
EXTERNAL HYDRANTS:
Courtyard hydrants shall be provided at distance of 30.00 mtrs
each at top of podium floor as well as ground floor within the confines of the
site of the wet riser-cum-down comer at the location marked on the plan
(xii)
a.
ALTERNATE SOURCE OF POWER SUPPLY AND D.G.
SET :
Alternate source of L V./ H C. supply from a separate substation as
well as DG Set with appropriate change over switch shall be provided for fire
pumps, sprinkler pump booster pump, staircase and corridor lighting
circuits manual fire alarm system & P A system It shall be housed in a
separate cabin
b.
ALTERNATE SOURCE OF POWER SUPPLY AND D.G.
SET :
An alternate source of LV./ H C supply from a
substation or DG Set with appropriate change over switch shall be
for fire pumps, booster pump staircase and corridor lighting
manual fire alarm system & P.A system. It shall be housed in a
cabin.
separate
provided
circuits,
separate
(xiii) PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS :
a)
Two Dry Chemical Power (A.B C.) type fire extinguisher of
9 Kgs. Capacity having ISI certification mark and two buckets filled with dry,
clean sand shall be kept in Electric Meter Room as well as Lift Machine
Room.
b)
Twenty dry chemical powder (class ABC) type fire
extinguishers each of 9KgsCapacity each & with ISI mark and four buckets
of dry, clean sand shall be kept on podium floor at prominent places.
c)
One Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguisherABCtypeof6
Kgs. Capacity each shall be kept for every 100 Sq.Mt. area in each level of
basement.
(xiv) FIRE ALARAM SYSTEM I FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM :
a)
The building shall be provided with intelligent analog
addressable fire alarm system with microprocessor based main control panel
at ground floor level and addressable call points and hooters at each floor
level. The design of fire alarm system shall be in accordance with I.S
specification and based on NFPA 72 guidelines (as per 2010edition).
b)
The addressable fire alarm system shall be equipped with
the latest evacuation features such as digital voice evacuation capabilities;
fire fighters telephone system, directional sounders etc. The main entry /
exit points shall be provided with firefighters interactive interface to enable
viewing of critical information in event of fire.
c)
All basements, podiums shall be provided with intelligent
multi sensor detectors connected to the main fire alarm panel. This is to
avoid nuisance alarm caused due to smoke emission from the vehicles of the
car parking
d)
kitchen area.
Appropriate fire detection system shall be installed in
e)
Access control system, close circuit cameras shall be
installed in the entire building &connected to B.M.S. control at reception.
(xv)
PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM:
The entire building shall be provided with the public address
system in common areas as per the with main control operator at console
panel at ground floor reception area
(xvi) SIGNAGES:
Self-glowing/fluorescent exit signs in green color shall be
provided showing the means of escape for entire building.
(xvii) BREATHING APPARATUS SETS: (WING A& C)
Two Self-contained Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus sets of
45 minutes duration each shall be kept in the fire control room &two Selfcontained Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus sets of same capacity shall
be kept in refuge area in consultation with C.F.O
(xviii) VOICE EVACUATION SYSTEM: (WING A& C)
The voice evacuation system shall be integrated to Fire Alarm
system so as to facilitate the co-ordination activities in case of fire
emergencies. The actuation of the fire alarm control panel shall
automatically activate the Voice Evacuation system. A pre-recorded message
shall be broadcast on the affected floor, one floor below &two floors above
the affected floor.
(xix) INTEGRATED SYSTEM:
The entire firefighting system shall be of the type "Integrated
Building Automation System" combining all the systems. Flasher light shall
be installed at the top of the building which will be switched on in case of
incident of fire in that building to indicate involvement of building in fire. It
will also help the incoming fire brigade appliances to reach the spot in time
without delay.
(xx)
DETECTOR SYSTEM:
LPG / CNG detector system shall be installed in basement area.
(xxi) EMERGENCY ESCAPE ROUTE PLAN:
Emergency exit route plan framed in glass shall be displayed in
the common corridor, cross passages, staircase/lift lobbies of each floor
level.
(xxii) FIRE DRILLS I EVACUATION DRILLS:
Fire Drills and evacuation drills shall be conducted regularly m
consultation with Mumbai Fire Brigade and log of the same shall be
maintained.
(xxiii) Emergency Evacuation System
or external evacuation system, as approved by CFO, shall be
provided.
a) Fire Escape Chute
Or
b) Controlled Lowering device
Or
MECHANICAL ASCENDING/DESCENDING DEVICE:
a)
External electro hydraulically operated ascending and
descending evacuation system having minimum 8 persons capacity with
entry and exit at each floor level which is connected to the common lobby
(staircase / lift).
b)
The lowering device shall be installed on the external face
of the building from terrace with guide line, along with cabin and should be
used for ascending &descending
c)
The electric supply for the same shall be from emergency
as well as alternate source of electric supply for separate back up emergency
power supply
d)
The said device shall be operational from the cabin as well
as from ground level (preferably by remote control) by the operator
e)
Controlled lowering device/ external evacuation system
shall confirm to the relevant NFPA Codes and shall be certified by U L
(xxiv) FIRE CURTAIN:
a)
The fire curtain provided for entry/exit at basements from
one compartment to other shall be of four hours fire resistance
b)
Fire curtain shall operate on activation of Detector/
suppression system or automatically of that particular zone
(xxv) WATER CURTAIN:
Water curtain system should be provided at the entrance to the
basement from rampat each exit and should be connected to the mam
sprinkler pump as per the standard laid down in relevant I.S Specifications
16.
SERVICE DUCT:
a)
b)
resistance
All service ducts shall be of 2 hr fire resistance.
Inspection door of the service ducts shall have 2 hr. fire
c)
Duct for water service, drainage line, shall be separate from that
of electrical cable duct.
d)
All service duct shafts shall be sealed at each floor level with
non-combustible materials such as vermiculite concrete No storage of any
kind shall be done in the shaft.
17.
FIRE CHECK FLOOR : (WING A & C)
a.
Fire check floor shall be provided at every 70.00 mtrs. height of
the building.
b.
Fire check floor shall be open on all sides which serve as fire
separation floor
c.
Fire check floor shall be properly accessible from common
areas.
d.
Fire check floor shall not be allowed to be used for any other
purpose and it shall be the responsibility of the owner / occupier to
maintain the same clean and free of encumbrances and encroachments at
all times.
e.
Height of the fire check floor shall not be more than 1.8 mtrs
f.
Periphery of the Fire Check floor shall not be enclosed.
g.
Fire Drenchers shall be provided at the periphery of the each
fire check floor externally.
18.
TRAINED OFFICER I SECURITY GUARDS:
a)
A qualified full time fire officer with experience of not less than 3
years shall be appointed who will be available on the premises at all times.
Alternative full time qualified fire officers working in shift duty system shall
be placed round the clock on the premises
b)
The trained security / fire supervisor along with trained staff
having basic knowledge of firefighting & fix firefighting installation shall be
provided / posted in the building
c)
Maintenance of all the first aid firefighting equipments, fixed
Installations &
d)
Other firefighting equipments/ appliance in good working
condition at all times.
e)
Imparting training to the occupants of the building in the use of
firefighting equipment provided on the premises & kept them informed
about the fire & other emergency evacuation procedures.
f)
19.
To liaise with the City Fire Brigade on regular & continual basis.
FIRE CONTROL ROOM :
a)
Separate Fire Control room with well qualified man power shall
be established on ground floor
b)
Plan of each floor indicating means of egress as well escape
shall be maintained.
c)
i.
The Master switches controlling essential service circuits
shall be provided in the Fire Control room and shall be clearly labeled and
operations of the same shall be earned out only by trained personnel or Fire
Brigade personnel
ii.
The manual control for the change-over switch from main
to D. G. Set/ other substation alternate supplies shall be provided in the
Fire Control room.
d)
“Integrated Building Automation System” shall be provided m
the Fire control room.
20.
REFUGE AREA :
1)
Refuge area provided as shown on the plans shall be conforming
to the following requirements
Manner of refuge area
a.
The refuge area shall be so located that it shall preferably
face the access road of the building.
b)
1.20mt.
The refuge area shall be provided railing / parapet of
c)
The refuge area shall have a door which shall be painted
or fixed with a sign in luminous paint mentioning “REFUGE AREA”.
d)
The lift/s shall not be permitted to open into the refuge
areas
e)
The refuge area provided within building line shall be
accessible from common passage/staircase.
ii)
Use of refuge area :
a.
The refuge area shall be earmarked exclusively for the use of
occupants as temporary shelter and for the use of Fire Brigade Department
or any other organization dealing with fire or other emergencies when occur
in the building and also for exercises/drills if conducted by the Fire Brigade
Department
b.
The refuge areas shall not be allowed to be used for any other
purpose and it shall be the responsibility of the owner/occupier to maintain
the same clean and free of encumbrances and encroachments at all times.
iii)
Facilities to be provided at refuge area
Adequate emergency lighting facility shall be provided
iv)
Terrace floor as a refuge floor:
a.
The necessary facilities such as emergency lighting, drinking
water etc. shall be provided
b.
The access door/s from the enclosed staircase/s to the terrace
floor shall have louvers at top half portion of the door. The entrance doors to
the terrace shall be painted or fixed with sign painted m luminous paint
mentioning "REFUGE AREA"
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