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Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance
Ongoing compliance requirement
Filing and Maintenance Requirements
Under the Fire Safety Act Section 20, the owner or occupier of any public buildings such as offices, hospitals, shopping complexes, industrial buildings and private residential buildings that fall within the following criteria is required to apply and obtain a Fire Certificate- (a) Public building has an occupant load of more than 200 persons (b) Industrial building i. has an occupant load of at least 1, 000 persons; ii. has a gross floor area (GFA)* of at least 5, 000 square metres ; or iii. exceeds 24 metres in habitable height GFA* refers to the total cumulative area of all buildings within the same development/premises. (c) Private Residential Building that exceeds 24 metres in habitable height (or more than eight storeys) and is, or is required to be installed with any of the following: (i) a wet riser system; or (ii) an automatic fire alarm system; or (iii) a sprinkler system. The Fire Certificate Scheme is to ensure that the fire safety systems and fire safety measures are properly maintained and in good working condition. They should be tested in accordance with the relevant codes of practices.
Under the Fire Safety (Building Fire Safety) Regulations 1994, any person who: •without lawful excuse refuses or neglects to do anything which he / she is required to do; •without lawful excuse fails to comply with the requirements of any notice served on him; •without lawful excuse acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any provision; Shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.
Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments
For detailed guidelines please visit: http://www.scdf.gov.sg/content/scdf_internet/en/building-professionals/fire-safety-permit-and-certification/fire-permit.html