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:
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.
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.
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.