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Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance
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Filing and Maintenance Requirements
Every designated premises shall require a fire certificate. A fire certificate shall be renewable annually, shall not apply to premises appropriated to, and used solely or mainly for, public religious worship, or premises consisting of or comprised in a house that is occupied as a single private dwelling
Any person guilty of an offence under Fire Services Act 1988 for which no penalty is expressly provided shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.
Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments
An application for a fire certificate in respect of any designated premises shall be made to the Director General in the prescribed form. On receipt of an application for a fire certificate in respect of any designated premises the Director General may require the applicant, within a specified time, to furnish him with such plans of the premises and any other relevant particulars as he may specify. If the applicant fails to furnish the required plans and the relevant particulars within the specified time, the application shall be deemed to have been withdrawn. Where an application for a fire certificate has been duly made, the Director General shall cause to be carried out an inspection of the designated premises, and on being satisfied that there exists adequate life safety, fire prevention, fire protection and fire-fighting facilities, as the case may be, in relation to the use of the designated premises, the Director General shall issue a fire certificate in respect of the premises subject to such conditions as he thinks fit to impose or which may be prescribed. Where the Director General, after causing to be carried out under subsection (4) an inspection of the relevant premises, is not satisfied that there exists such adequate facilities in relation to the use of the designated premises as aforesaid, he shall, by notice served on the applicant, inform him of the requirements to be complied with within a specified time before the fire certificate can be issued to the applicant.