Fire safety plans are required for most buildings in Ontario. A Fire Safety Plan is designed to identify the actions that should be taken by the occupants and building management in the event of a fire or similar emergency situation. In addition, actions are identified which must be implemented and documented, where required, in order to maintain fire protection systems and assist in the prevention of fire on the premises. The Fire Safety Plan covers fire prevention, evacuation and emergency response.
Implementing a fire safety plan consists of two major components, an audit resources booklet which outlines emergency procedures, owner/property and building contacts and building safety equipment and evacuation drawings which are posted in common areas that outline the location of safety components and means of egress. Fire safety plans must contain:
- A description of fire protection equipment,
- A contact list and description of supervisory staff (including appointment, organization and instruction,
- Emergency procedures to be used in case of fire,
- Schematic diagrams depicting fire protection equipment locations,
- Procedures for holding fire drills appropriate to the building,
- Control of fire hazards in the building,
- Maintenance of building facilities provided for the safety of occupants,
- Alternative measures for the shut down of fire protection equipment,
- Spill procedures (applicable to specific buildings only).
Fire safety plans are required for most buildings in Ontario and specifically in assembly or health care occupancy, residential where the occupant load exceeds (10) people, offices where the occupant load exceeds (300) people, stores and businesses where the occupant load exceeds (300) people, high hazard industrial buildings where the occupant load exceeds (25) people, Medium hazard industrial buildings where the occupant load exceeds (100) people and low hazard industrial buildings where the occupant load exceeds (300) people. Fire safety plans also apply to buildings containing four stories or more (including stories below grade), outdoor tire storage yards, buildings and open areas where the quantities of flammable and combustible liquids exceeds 500 litres in total, or exceeds 250 litres of Class I liquids, laboratories, boarding, lodging and rooming houses, homes used as a convalescent home or children’s custodial home providing sleeping accommodations for more than three people and recreational camps regulated under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the information in the fire safety plan is accurate and complete.
All Protect Systems will assist you in the complete design and implementation of a fire safety plan. When completed we will look after installing the plan in the building and supplying a fire safety plan box.
Call us today to discuss your fire safety plan requirements at 888-892-9185 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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