a. Portable fire extinguishers, where required, shall be constructed in accordance with SS EN 3.
b. All portable fire extinguishers, where required to be provided, shall be charged, tested, maintained, and properly tagged in accordance with SS 578.
a. Fire extinguishers shall be provided within the station, commercial spaces, and plant rooms at ground level entrances except the following:
Rationale - Clause 6.1.2a.
Portable fire extinguisher in the stations are meant to be used by station occupants as a first line of defence to put out incipient fires of limited size. Service ducts, such as under-platform services ducts need not be provided with fire extinguishers because the cables within such spaces are of fire resistant/ retardant type.
(1) pedestrian underground/aboveground link leading to station entrances;
(2) under-platform services ducts and cable chambers;
(4) roof level of single storey stations/ buildings with roof height not more than 12m or inaccessible pitched roof up to 24m from grade level used solely for roof-mounted PV installations in accordance with Code of Practice for Fire Precautions in Buildings; and
Explanations & Illustrations
Mrt station entrance as shown is considered as single storey building.
(5) roof level of an external/ open-sided overhead bridge/ shed/ linkway/ walkway with clear width less than 6m, roof height not more than 12m and used solely for roof-mounted PV installations in accordance with Code of Practice for Fire Precautions in Buildings.
6.1.3 Type, size, and siting
The classification of portable fire extinguishers provided shall be selected in accordance with SS 578 such that the nature of processes and contents within the building concerned can be effectively protected. The size, quantity, and siting of these portable fire extinguishers shall comply with the requirements in SS 578 under the respective class of occupancy hazard.
6.1.4 Installation and marking
Portable fire extinguishers provided shall be installed and conspicuously marked in accordance with requirements by SS 578.