Fire Safety Audit

Fire Safety Audit
Objective:
  • To carry out a systematic, critical appraisal of all potential Fire hazards involving personnel, premises, services & operation method
  • To ensure that occupational Safety & Health System fully satisfy the legal requirements and those of company’s written safety policies , objectives & progress
Scope of Work
Fire Hazard Identification
  • Identifying potential fire / explosion hazards / risks in the Premises and suggesting appropriate preventive measures
  • Evaluate the Fire risk in each operation / area.
Fire fighting system
  • Evaluate  the  location  of  the  Fire  pump  house  and  water  storage  tank  to  meet  the Statute and standard requirements and the availability of nearby hazards.
  • Adequacy  of  the  underground  and  above  ground  fire  water  tank  and  pumping capacity,  Availability  of  Overhead  tank  and  its  interconnection  with  Fire  water network, and backup supply
  • Configuration of the pumps and valves for the hydrant and sprinkler system
  • Checking   the   Adequacy   of   the   sprinkler   system,   detection   system,   operating temperature / other parameter
Fire detection and alarm system
  • Adequacy  of  the  Fire  detection  and  alarm  (FDA)  system  with  respect  to  relevant standards,  positioning   of   the   detectors   with   respect   to   ventilation   system,   beam   depth, obstructions, etc.
  • Checking the availability and adequacy of the backup power supply to FDA panel and other electrically operated emergency equipments
  • Type of cables used for emergency service.
Gas suppression system
  • Assess the requirement of Gas suppression system based on fire risk and criticality of the equipments / operations as per relevant standards.
  • Assessing the location of the Gas suppression cylinders, routing of pipeline, location of manual release and abort switches and panel, Standby power supply, etc.
Fire extinguisher
  • Checking  the  adequacy  and  deployment  of  the  portable  Fire  extinguisher  as  per  relevant standards.
  • Accessibility  to  extinguishers  as  per  relevant standards  and  availability  of  refills,  mounting practice, etc.
Passive fire protection
  • Segregation of the facilities and utilities, requirement of fire partition walls and its fire rating
  • Segregation of power cables and data cables and utilities lines
  • Addressing the fire spread through vertical and horizontal openings meant for cable passes, utility lines, etc.
  • Fire rating of the emergency exit doors, Fire lifts, etc.
  • Fire rating of building construction, internal partitions and false ceilings.
Emergency Management & Life Safety System
  • Availability of Emergency preparedness plan
  • Adequacy of emergency exit based on occupant load / type of occupancy / type of exit
  • Adequacy and availability of emergency lights and ventilation
  • Segregation of the emergency exit from the remaining facility.
  • Communication of emergency, Mutual Aid, etc.
  • Approach road width and clearance.
  • Access and egress to the building.
  • Open space around the building.
  • Adequacy of siganges.
  • Assess the requirement of passive fire protection system like cable pass sealants, etc.
  • Assessment of fire safety training level of security staff, and facility management staff.
  • Assessment of emergency plan, fire mockup drill records, evacuation plan and its adequacy.
Methodology

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Reporting & Recommendations :

At the end of field study, a Fire Safety Audit report will be provided on the findings of the study and recommendations for next course of action. The recommendations suggested for risk improvement would be categorized as Category A, B and C. The criterion for categorization is presented as follows:

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