Fire protection documentation
Possession of up-to-date, complete and reliable documentation in the field of fire protection in the company is obligatory to ensure its proper and safe functioning. All kinds of expert opinions, instructions or reports verify its actual state and prevent the occurrence of possible threats. This is an extremely important aspect from the point of view of the law, as well as insurance companies, which in the event of a fire are a prerequisite for paying compensation. It also allows you to avoid problems with the National Labor Inspectorate or the Sanepid.
For our clients, we develop full documentation in the field of fire protection, both single and comprehensive. We analyze threats, examine opportunities and prospects, create reliable documentation and implement proposed changes, if the situation requires it. Based on the extensive knowledge and experience of our specialists, we issue opinions in the field of fire protection tailored to the individual threats of the company.
We develop evacuation plans for buildings which are designed to precisely depict the location of emergency exits from the building, the course of evacuation routes, the location of assembly points for evacuation. Marking and easily accessible location of fire protection devices is also important. All plans are made on the basis of technical documentation from the customer.
What should properly prepared fire protection documentation consist of?
We create fire documentation in the building under review, according to strict rules set out in Polish legal regulations. It shows, above all, irregularities in the tested building and indicates solutions that minimize the risk in a given facility.
In addition, we inform about evacuation plans and indicate the potential for explosions.
What should properly created fire documentation contain?
1. Facility evacuation plans
The key elements of facility evacuation plans are boards that indicate evacuation routes and directions. Thus, they constitute a graphic part of the instructions informing about the methods of evacuation. Reading the documentation is obligatory for each employee and user of a given facility. All documents should be easily accessible and prepared in a legible and transparent manner.
We are required by law to follow a plan that includes the following:
- graphic data of the facility, including the division into fire zones,
- fire parameters of combustible substances,
- location of the fire route and facilities adjacent to the proper building,
- places where hydrants are found,
- human hazard categories (expected number of people on individual floors of the building and in rooms).
2. Fire Service
The report is a document containing detailed conditions for fire protection. installation or waste storage facility in accordance with applicable regulations. The place must be agreed in advance with the Commander of the State Fire Service. The survey, in the light of the regulations, must be carried out by a fire protection expert or a fire engineer with appropriate qualifications.
3. Fire Safety Instruction
The fire safety instruction takes the form of a study on determining fire protection, which should be taken into account during the operation of a given building. Legal requirements are defined by law, and reading the manual is mandatory for every employee staying at a given facility, regardless of their position. IBP must be updated once every two years, or after changes in the way the facility is operated.
It should obligatorily include such aspects as:
- fire protection conditions relating to the purpose and use of the building,
- specifying the mandatory equipment with fire protection devices and extinguishers,
- recommended procedures in the event of a fire, with particular emphasis on evacuation plans,
- indication of persons executing the instruction,
- plans of facilities and areas adjacent to the proper facility, specifying dimensions, indicating fire zones and evacuation conditions.
An analysis of the fire and explosion safety of the facility must be undertaken in order to accurately identify and specify the instructions to be followed in the event of a hazard. The regulations require execution in public utility facilities, e.g. schools, banks, hotels, production halls, warehouses, while:
- there is an explosion hazard zone, regardless of the size of the building,
- gross volume exceeds 1000 m3, or in the case of livestock buildings – exceeds 1500 m3,
- the area of the fire zone exceeds for facilities such as water treatment plants or landfills.
Pursuant to the Regulation of the Minister of Interior and Administration of June 7, 2010 on fire protection of buildings, other structures and areas (Journal of Laws of 2010, No. 109, item 719): owners, managers or users of facilities provide and implement safety instructions fire.
4. Explosion hazard assessment
According to the law, all enterprises, companies, buildings or institutions that may generate an explosion hazard should have a mandatory risk assessment. If, as a result of the analysis, it is found that there is such a threat, then we develop the so-called explosion protection document, which includes elements such as:
- indication of explosion-hazardous rooms,
- determination of factors contributing to the initiation of ignition,
- graphic development of classification documentation,
- indication of explosion hazard zones in given rooms.
Fire protection documentation should be properly carried out by the competent authority and completed in an appropriate manner. All fire scenarios as well as designs of fire protection devices and installations must be made in accordance with applicable legal regulations. We take care of these key elements in every company we run, guaranteeing our clients safety and restful sleep.
If you have doubts about your fire protection documentation in your company, contact our experts for advice. We will help you protect your business against the catastrophic effects of negligence in maintaining, supplementing and updating documents affecting the health and safety of all employees.