Fire Safety Plans
What is a Fire Safety Plan?
Designed to enhance the completed fire risk assessment, a fire safety plan of the premises can convey much information from the fire risk assessment, a snapshot or overview of the findings and recommendations.
These fire safety plans can show:
Fire detection & alarm system devices
Fire safety signage
Fire compartmentation - including both fire doors and walls
Fire safety items - such as door self-closers and emergency push bars
What goes on a Fire Safety Plan?
At QDOS, We always believe in keeping drawings simple and easy to understand, so basic colour coding between existing and recommended items is our normal way of identification on your plans.
Having locations and quantities of firefighting equipment and life safety devices can also help the maintenance manager keep on top of regular maintenance too. Especially in public buildings, it's another way to identify if something's missing so remedial action can be taken promptly.
Why are Fire Safety Plans Required?
Places that undergo regular remodelling or improvement works can also benefit from having these plans available. Schools and colleges carry out such works between most term times which can lead to the re-location of some existing items or the requirement for additional fire safety items to be installed.
Having plans that show the fire compartmentation of the building can be so important too. Contractors can be made aware from the start of where correct fire stopping would be needed if their works penetrate any of these walls. In addition to this, it gives the maintenance manager or fire risk assessor a clear plan of high priority areas to check in any follow up risk assessment following such building work.
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