Fire Safety Plans for Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Recreational Buildings
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Building owners and managers are responsible for the safety of the people who live and work in their building. A professionally developed fire safety plan protects building occupants, prevents fire emergencies and reduces damage from a fire. Our fire safety plans are created to meet British Columbia Provincial Fire Code requirements and municipal by laws. All fire safety plans contain detailed information about the building, the fire and life safety equipment and the preventative maintenance inspection requirements and procedures.
Site-specific emergency procedures are developed and training of supervisory staff is done once the fire safety plan is completed and approved.
Additionally, fire safety plans are also required on new construction sites. Pacific Coast Fire Equipment can create large or small-scale construction site fire safety plans to meet the requirements set out in the British Columbia Fire Code. Our fire safety plan consultants are experienced, certified in fire and life safety, and can create fire safety plans under tight deadlines if needed.
We can complete a fire safety plan for any building or occupancy type of any size. We have completed fire safety plans for courthouses, large office towers, apartment buildings, large shopping centers and industrial facilities in British Columbia, just to name a few.
Contact us to speak to one of our knowledgeable fire safety plan consultants who can answer any questions and provide a competitive quote for your buildings fire safety plan.
What is a Fire Safety Plan?
As outlined in the BC Fire Services Act, a fire safety plan identifies the manner in which the building owner or operator will achieve three objectives:
- Fire prevention – to prevent the occurrence of fire through the control of fire hazards and the proper maintenance of the building safety systems and facilities.
- Occupant safety – to establish a systematic method for safe and orderly evacuation of the building in the case of fire or other emergency.
- Fire control and extinguishment – to establish procedures that will maximize the probability of controlling and extinguishing a fire in the safest and most efficient manner.
As noted in the Act, from a business perspective these objectives are sensible as the cost of fire will typically be higher than the cost of producing, implementing and maintaining a fire safety plan. Whether you need a new comprehensive fire safety plan or you would like your plan reviewed and updated, call on the experts at Pacific Coast Fire Equipment.
What a Fire Safety Plan Includes
A building safety audit
Documentation pertaining to building resources and personnel
Fire department information
Emergency procedures for occupants
Fire drill procedures
Building placards per floor and site plans
Who Needs a Fire Safety Plan?
The BC Fire Services Act requires all multi-family residential properties, commercial buildings, industrial facilities and recreational facilities to have a fire safety plan in place and have that the plan reviewed annually, and updated as needed. Needless to say, it is also very important that every home have a family fire safety plan in place before it is needed.
Fire Safety in the Workplace
Do you know that it’s required for employees and management to have a plan in the event of a fire-related emergency? Employers must inform employees during their initial assignment about specific fire hazards to which they may be exposed, and also review with each employee those parts of the fire prevention plan necessary for self-protection. Pacific Coast Fire Equipment can provide a custom-tailored fire safety plan for our British Columbia clients as required by the Fire Code. Not only that, but we can also provide the required annual review, as well as any updates needed to keep your plan current. As your one-stop fire protection company, we can provide these services in conjunction with the annual servicing of your fire safety system. We can create fire plans for:
Residential facilities – apartments, condos, hotels etc.
Commercial buildings – offices, retail, restaurants, etc.
Recreational buildings – pools, gyms, ice rinks, etc.
Fire safety plans are based upon the unique conditions of each workplace, so individual plans may differ. At least one copy of the Fire Emergency Procedures must be displayed prominently on each floor area. Employees should make it their business to know the fire safety plan and evacuation procedures that are in force at their place of employment.
Fire Safety at Home
Most residential fires occur in the kitchen; in fact, meal preparation is one of the leading causes of residential property fires. The first step in any home fire safety plan is to ensure that working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detection alarms are present. It is also important that you create a plan detailing what to do in the event of a fire in your home and ensure that every family member is aware of main and alternate escape routes, where they should meet up after escaping the house, and the importance of remaining outside after you have escaped.
For a free safety plan consultation, please call us right away.