A RI is a person who is registered under the Fire Safety Act to be qualified and competent to inspect fire safety works in buildings to ascertain the degree of compliance of fire safety requirements.
With the passing of the Fire Safety Act 1993 and the Fire Safety (Registered Inspectors) Regulations 1994, an inspection certificate issued by a Registered Inspector (RI) is a prerequisite for the issuance of a Temporary Fire Permit (TFP) or a Fire Safety Certificate (FSC) for a building project. Owners are therefore required to engage RIs to inspect and certify their projects before submitting their application for a TFP / FSC to SCDF.
Projects containing alternative solution, the part of the fire safety has to be inspected by a qualified FSE RI using the alternative solution. His scope of work involves the checking of on-site installation of fire safety engineering works to be in accordance with the approved fire safety plans and to surface irregularities to code requirements to SCDF.
If a FSE is an R I(Architectural), he shall be responsible for both the fire safety works listed in Part I of the First Schedule and the fire safety engineering works of the project.
If a FSE is an R I(M&E), he shall be responsible for both the fire safety works listed in Part II of the First Schedule and the fire safety engineering works of the project.