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Registered inspector fire safety handbook

Table Of Contents - Fire Safety Non-Compliance

2 independent exit staircases not provided - Clause 2.2.11 Corridor’s clear width less than half of the required width when service door swung open - Clause 2.3.9 Door when swing open exceeded half of corridor clear width - Clause 2.3.9 Electro-magnetic lock for exit door not demagnetized and unlock the exit door under alarm activation mode - Clause 2.3.9 Emergency door release at the wrong location - Clause 2.3.9 Emergency door release not provided for door installed with electro-magnetic lock - Clause 2.3.9 Emergency door release without tempered glass - Clause 2.3.9 Escape bed lift not provided with a switch at 1st storey and labelled "Evacuation Bed-Lift" - Clause 2.5.1 Escape bed-lift not provided adjacent to a protected exit staircase - Clause 2.5.1 Escape path impeded by the swing of exit door - Clause 2.3.9 Exit door not open in the direction of exit travel - Clause 2.3.9 Gates interlock when opened at the same time and impeded evacuation during emergency - Clause 2.3.9 Lobby for escape bed lift not compartmented - Clause 2.5.1 Locked exit door - Clause 2.3.9 Locked metal gate in exit staircase - Clause 2.3.9 Lockset installed on escape exit door - Clause 2.3.9 Missing break-glass on emergency door release - Clause 2.3.9 Missing emergency door release for exit door with electro-magnetic device - Clause 2.3.9 Natural ventilation for exit staircase not ventilated by fixed opening - Clause 2.3.3 Panic bolt device not provided with instruction notice - Clause 2.3.9 Passageway obstructed - Clause 2.3 Re-entry floor not provided - Clause 2.3.9 Spiral staircase serves as means of escape for restaurant - Clause 2.3.7 Staircase discharge point affected by door opening of rising main - Clause 2.3.3 Staircase landing width/depth for healthcare not complied with - Clause 2.5.1 Staircase width less than 1000mm - Clause 2.2.7 Vision panels for fire-rated doors for staircases and fire lift lobbies not installed - Clause 2.3.9
Combustible materials used for decorating fire fighting lobby - Clause 3.15 Compartment wall not full height - Clause 3.7.1 Damaged fire-rated enclosure for M&E servicecs - Clause 3.8.9 Electrical services inside protected staircase - Clause 3.8.1 Electrical services passing through protected staircase - Clause 3.9.2 Electrical services serving other areas passing through staircase - Clause 3.8.7 Electrical services sharing same shaft as fire fighting equipment - Clause 3.8 Electrical socket installed in fire fighting lobby - Clause 3.8.7 Electrical socket installed in staircase - Clause 3.8.7 Electrical socket installed on fire-rated partition - Clause 3.3.7 FCC not compartmented - Clause 3.2.5 FCC not fully compartmented - Clause 3.2.5 Fire-rated door without door closer installed - Clause 3.9.2 Glass door installed in protected staircase - Clause 3.15.13 Incomplete fire-rated enclosure for service pipes - Clause 3.8.9 Lift located within an exit staircase - Clause 3.7.1 Lounge not compartmented with fire door and wall from hotel corridor - Clause 3.2.5 M&E services labelling not provided on fire-rated enclosure - Clause 3.8.9 Non-compliance of Fire Code for external wall cladding (invalid or no COC) - Clause 3.5.4 Occupied space not compartmented from car park - Clause 3.2.5 Services penetrating through compartment walls and floors not fire-stopped - Clause 3.12.1 Store room (exceeding 10m2) not compartmented - Clause 3.2.5 Under alarm activation mode, fire shutter unable to close completely - Clause 3.7.9 Under alarm activation mode, fire shutter unable to close due to decorative board obstructing it - Clause 3.7.9 Wall between units and covered car park area not compartmented - Clause 3.12.1
Closer detached from fire door Door closer obstructed by overhead RC wall Fire door closer dislodged Fire door not shut Fire door tampered with holes Fire door without certification body's label Gap more than 10mm between finished floor and door leaf with door closed Sequential device not installed for double leaf fire door Sequential device not working properly and unable to close double leaf fire door completely Unclear certification label on fire door
Floor zone activated at FCC not able to receive message Incorrect message announced To silent all alarm sounding devices in the building, but only after the fire alarms have been operated for not less than 15 seconds Two-way emergency voice communication system not working Unclear announcements when one-way EVCS activated Under alarm activation mode, when the loudspeakers are in use for fire/emergency announcements, a switching facility shall be provided
Faulty fire lift switch Missing break-glass for fire lift Missing signage for fire lift switch Unclear break-glass for fire lift switch
Air release valve not installed at topmost stack of rising main Breeching inlet labelling incomplete wording eg. sprinkler rising main breeching inlet Breeching inlet not readily accessible Breeching inlet obstructed by car park lot and rack Breeching inlet obstructed by plantation Dry rising main inlet door obstructed when opened Dry rising main inlet obstructed by column Dry rising main landing valve height less than the required 760mm from floor level Glass-fronted inlet box not provided for breeching inlet Hose reel cabinet door lock used not the type operated manually from inside when tempered glass is removed Hose reel compartment door without handle and instruction notice to open door Hose reel not located adjacent to exits Hose reel without full operating instruction notice Hosereel obstructed by car park lot Hydrant installed along fire engine access way not protected Hydrant key unable to turn due to edge obstructing Hydrant obstructed Hydrant obstructed by bollards Hydrant obstructed by car park lot Hydrant obstructed by fencing Hydrant obstructed by metal railing Hydrant obstructed by railings Hydrant pit cover sealed up Hydrants obstructed by plantation and fences Improper location of breeching inlet Inaccessible breeching inlet Inappropriate signage for dry rising main, hose reel, breeching inlet Inappropriate signage for hosereel Incorrect color for drying rising main inlet Incorrect layout of hydrant and pit cover Insufficient clearance for air release valve Insufficient height for landing valve Landing valve, hose reel and standby hose located too close to each other Minimum nominal bore of drying rising main was less than 100mm Missing drain valve for rising main Missing glass-fronted inlet box Missing handwheel on landing valve Missing signage for breeching inlet Missing signage for sprinkler or rising main in breeching inlet Missing signage for type of breeching inlet eg. dry rising main breeching inlet Obstructed landing valve Private hydrant without 100mm thick yellow band Recess door for hose reel unable to open 180' Rising main landing valve obstructed Rising main not compartmented Round hydrant pit cover not acceptable Stop valve for testing installed at air release valve Wet rising main inlet painted yellow colour instead of red
Fire extinguisher not charged Fire extinguisher not readily accessible due to incorrect locking mechanism installed Fire extinguisher servicing date expired Fire extinguisher without servicing label
Existing under duct sprinkler being obstructed by new air con supply duct put up during tenancy A/A work Faulty indicator for sprinkler pump status Incorrect sprinkler rating installed in kitchen Incorrect sprinkler water effective capacity labelled Insufficient sprinkler coverage for concealed space in ceiling Royal flush sprinkler head with cover plate missing & obstructing the deflector Royal flush sprinkler head with cover plate painted over Sprinkler breeching inlet installed next to bin centre Sprinkler control valve installed next to switch room and bin centre Sprinkler control valve not adjacent to FCC, fire fighting lobby or protected area where it is readily accessible from the common area Sprinkler control valve not protected Sprinkler control valve obstructed by car park lot Sprinkler control valve obstructed by plantation Sprinkler design chart not provided Sprinkler gong not working when sprinkler activated Sprinkler head located too closed to exit sign Sprinkler head obstructed by electrical services Sprinkler head obstructed by pipe works Sprinkler head obstructed duct work Sprinkler in car park being obstructed by pipes running below Sprinkler protection not provided at top/bottom of lift shaft Sprinkler pump not provided with certification body's label Sprinkler water proofing test failed Under duct sprinkler not provided for rectangular duct width more than 800mm and circular duct more than 1000mm Under duct sprinkler not under or below duct and obstructed
Alarm not audible less than 65db Detector fault test unable to receive signal at SAP/MAP Installation of heat detector too close to beam Manual call-point fault test unable to receive signal at SAP/MAP Missing cover for detector No signal received by alarm monitoring company Zone indicated on MAP/SAP not tallied with zoning diagram Zoning on MAP/SAP not tallied with site
Improper design for PWD holding point Improper marking for PWD holding point Inaccessible communication devices Location of PWD holding point not clearly indicated on PWD panel in FCC Missing rectangular marking for PWD holding point Missing strobe light Passenger lifts not provided with fire lift switch or no provision to manually override passenger lifts at FC PWD distress signal unable to receive at FCC PWD holding point next to fire fighting equipment not acceptable PWD holding point next to lift not acceptable PWD holding point without dotted rectangle markings PWD rectangle marking not constructed of green background
Actuator for FM200 not armed Air discharge of exhaust duct obstructed by generator set Corridor obstructed by unauthorized storage Discarded items in car park Discarded items in fire fighting lobby Discarded items in smoke stop lobby Discarded items next to exit staircase Fire extinguisher obstructed by motorcycle parking lot Fire extinguisher obstructed by unauthorized storage Ground with thick soil unable to withstand the load of fire engine Illegal change of use in fire pump room Illegal change of use in generator room Illegal parking along fire engine accessway Illegal structure erected at car park Illegal use of generator room Incorrect zoning for one-way EVCS Store room erected below staircase not indicated on approved plan Temporary signage for sprinkler pump Temporary signage for sprinkler tank capacity Unauthorized change of use : Office erected at car park and used of combustible materials to construct Unauthorized change of use: Car park used as site office Unauthorized change of use: Office used as flammable storage Unauthorized change of use: Staircase used as rest room Unauthorized change of use: Switch room used as office Unauthorized change of use: Switch room used as storage