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11.6 FIRE SAFETY SERIAL LABELS AND DECLARATIONS OF COMPLIANCE

11.6.1 Management of serial labels and DoCs

a. With reference to Regulation 6(2)(b) of the Fire Safety (Regulated Fire Safety Products) Regulations 2020, documentary evidence of the location may include the Purchase Order, Delivery Order, SCDF Notice of Approval, and/or contractual agreement indicating that the certified regulated fire safety product is or will be installed at the specific location.

b. With reference to Regulation 6(2)(b) of the Fire Safety (Regulated Fire Safety Products) Regulations 2020, the exact address of where each product is installed, including unit number, where applicable, shall be recorded.

c. For regulated fire safety products that are to be issued with DoCs as stipulated in Table 11A, every project where that regulated fire safety product is installed shall be issued with a DoC, even if the threshold for site inspection stated in Table 11A is not met.

11.6.2 Replacement of serial labels and DoCs

In the event that the serial labels are missing or damaged, a police report shall be lodged before replacement labels can be obtained from the CBs. A copy of this report shall be furnished to the CB, when requesting for replacement of labels. An investigation by the CB shall also be conducted on the nature of the damage and/or loss, with the findings reported to SCDF for accountability. 

Exemption: If labels are returned to the CB with the serial numbers still legible, a police report is not required.


11.6.3 Traceability of certified PLS-listed products

a. Serial labels affixed to regulated fire safety products shall be water-proof and tamper-proof, and shall include a Quick Response (QR) code that stores the following information on an online database, which can be read by scanning the QR code: 

(1)           CoC holder company name;

(2)           CoC holder ACRA UEN;

(3)           CoC reference number;

(4)           Brief product description;

(5)           Exact location, including unit number, where applicable, where the regulated fire safety product is installed; and

(6)           The status of the label (“valid” or “void”)

Note: The status of the label will be ‘void’ if SCDF detects discrepancies relating to the use of serial labels and digitally voided the serial label.


b. Serial labels for the following products are exempt from the need to have a QR code:

(1)           Exit sign;

(2)           Emergency lighting (self-contained);

(3)           Fire hose reel;

(4)           Standby fire hose;

(5)           Door closer;

(6)           Portable fire extinguisher;

(7)           Landing valve; and

(8)           Breeching inlet.


c. The following information shall be printed on the label itself:

(1)           Product category;

(2)           Unique serial number;

(3)           CB’s logo or CB’s certification mark; and

(4)           Fire rating, where applicable.

Updated 1 September 2022