Emergency Response Plan
What is the rationale to convert existing Fire Emergency Plan (FEP) to the Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?
- The Fire Emergency Plan (FEP) is a plan that contains information on the types of fire safety measures that are provided in designated premises and includes floor layout plans and fire evacuation procedures. Currently, all public buildings are required to formulate a FEP for their building. Buildings that require the appointment of FSM however, not only need the FEP but also the In-Place-Protection (IPP) plan and Arson Prevention Plan (APP). The FSM is also required to conduct Table Top exercises annually.
- The ERP on the other hand is a more comprehensive plan that integrates all the plans (FEP, IPP and APP). The inclusion of other fire-related emergencies like CBRE attacks is dependent on the risk level of their premises. Essentially, the ERP will outline response procedures to all the different types of fire and fire-related incidents (inclusive of mass casualty incident) in the building and stipulate the relevant actions to be taken to protect and evacuate people in the building under different emergency scenarios.
Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Template with Guidelines (DOCX, 1.4MB)
Premises requiring an ERP
1. Public building
Public building having an occupant load of more than 200 persons in which a Fire Certificate is issued. Example, office buildings, shopping centres, hotels, hospitals, place of public resort, etc.
2. Industrial premises
Industrial premises which require a FSM and satisfy any of these criteria:
- Floor area or site area of at least 5,000 square metres
- Occupant load of at least 1,000 persons
Table-Top Exercise (TTE)
Table-Top Exercise (TTE) is a scenario driven exercise for the participants to derive solutions to likely scenarios of emergencies in the building.
Premises requiring a TTE
Any premises requiring Fire Safety Manager will be required to conduct TTE.
Duties of owners or occupiers
- To prepare the ERP within 6 months from the commencement of the Fire Safety Amendment Act.
- To prepare the ERP in accordance the guidelines issued by SCDF.
- To form a Fire Safety Committee to plan and conduct fire safety programmes including fire evacuation drills and table-top exercises.
- To review and update the ERP annually.
Conducting of evacuation drills and table-top exercises
A minimum of 2 evacuation drills and 2 table-top exercises are required to be conducted annually. However, for those premises which do not require the appointment of a FSM, at least 1 evacuation drill must be conducted annually.
Guidelines on Evacuation Planning, Table-Top Exercise and Arson Prevention Plan
For further enquiries on Emergency Response Plan (ERP), please contact WO Sofian / WO Jumilah at 68483562 / 68483259. All the files are in PDF format.
ERP - Charts and Record Sheets, etc
- Standard Announcements (, 11 KB)
- Annex A - Model Fire Instruction Notice for Staff for a Building Adopting Phased Evacuation (, 18 KB)
- Annex F - Evacuation Drill Record Sheet (, 14 KB)
- Annex H - Floor Register (, 14 KB)
- Annex I - Building Evacuation Status Chart (, 13 KB)
- Guidelines on Table-Top Exercise (, 71 KB)
- Guidelines on Arson Prevention Plan (, 478 KB)
- Presentation Slides on the Concept and Guideline on IPP for Non-Residential Buildings (, 1.87 MB)
- Sample of IPP Plan for Non-Residential Buildings (, 233 KB)
- Use of lifts for evacuation of building occupants Speaker: Mr Randy Tan (PDF, 135 KB)
- Fire Safety Requirements For Persons with Disabilities (, 513 KB)