Under the Fire Safety Act Section 20, the owner or occupier of any public buildings such as offices, hospitals, shopping complexes, industrial buildings and private residential buildings that fall within the following criteria is required to apply and obtain a Fire Certificate –
- Public building that has an occupant load of more than 200 persons
- Industrial building having an occupant load of at least 1, 000 persons, a gross floor area (GFA)* of at least 5, 000 square metres or exceeds 24 metres in habitable
- Private Residential Building that exceeds 24 metres in habitable height (or more than eight storeys) and is, or is required to be installed with either a wet riser system, an automatic fire alarm system or a sprinkle system.
Under the Fire Safety (Building Fire Safety) Regulations 1994, any person who :
- without lawful excuse refuses or neglects to do anything which he / she is required to do;
- without lawful excuse fails to comply with the requirements of any notice served on him;
- without lawful excuse acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any provision; shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
six months or to both.
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The supplier of the equipment shall be able to provide a regular maintenance contract and or to recommend one or more servicing companies.
NOTE: it is recommended that after the installation the ventilator should be serviced at least once per year. The frequency may have to be increased if the application is in a particularly sensitive or dirty environment, i.e. such occupancies as bleach works and electroplating shops.
For life safety (i.e. means of escape applications the smoke ventilation system should be tested once per week.
~~ BS 7346: Part 1 : 1990 Page 4 Clause 7
Smoke Curtain Testing
Note 2. To ensure continued reliability, automatic smoke curtains should be tested once per week and a log of testing maintained. In addition they should be serviced and tested annually by a competent person.
~~ BS 7346: Part 3 : 1990 Page 2 Clause 5
Maintenance schedule (Mechanical Ventilation & Air Conditioning in the building)
Clause 13.9 at such inspection, service and maintenance of the completed installation the following minimum item of work should be considered:
- inspect and check the condition and operation of smoke control system and car park ventilation system and components.
- record should be kept of all maintenance work – when and what was done.
~~ CP 13 :1999 Singapore Standard. Page 46