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FIRE SAFETY


Safety Measures Values Worksheet (Put X for one applicable category only per measure). Safety Measures


Automatic sprinklers


System to AS2118.1 throughout entire zone


x Fire detection


Full coverage to AS1670.1 and consistent & modern


Full coverage to AS1670.1 and various style of smoke


style of smoke detector head detector head x Occupant warning Visual warning Manual call points (Red)


FIP with Direct Fire Brigade Alarm facility


Compartmentation – between floors


Compartmentation – zones per floor


Compartmentation – zone boundary within a floor


Kitchen compartmentation and


(assume >30 m2) cooking facilities


Laundry compartmentation (assume >10 m2) and other rooms having high fuel load or ignition risk


Archive/Records storage compartmentation (assume >10 m2


) Doors forming


compartmentation – hold-open devices


Figure 2: Example of safety factors.


assessed against the overarching performance requirements of the current code. Both processes can, however, provide a long list of defective issues and for those key decision makers, difficulty in understanding the information presented to them. Therefore, with ever increasing competition for funding from risks such as hospital acquired infection, which present an


increased likelihood of occurrence with immediate and realised consequences, ensuring that money is being spent on the highest risk priority and achieving the greatest reduction in fire risk for the investment is imperative. These fire risk assessment methods alone


may not provide the necessary clarity for high level business decision making to assign


‘There are an ever increasing number of fire safety risks to manage and address and the challenge can be where to start or how to know which of these issues demands your earliest attention.’


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capital budgets, and make strategic decisions on the portfolio of properties. For example, having 20 departments or buildings all sitting at medium or high risk does not help with assigning or prioritising improvements. In order to help in this regard competent


consultants may be of assistance through provision of a rationale or subjective assessment of the priorities in varying ways, some of which may have a limited scope of application and only assess one improvement measure against the next, with little consideration for the inherent level of safety of one building to another. Having a clear and consistent methodology to assist in this process can often be of significant benefit. One such


IFHE DIGEST 2015 SSISEP/EWIS BOWS Strobes and nurse call display Nurse call display only Provided in paths of travel,


within 30 m of exit and at FIP x


Central FIP provided with


mimic/annunciator panel in each compartment


x


Complete fire and smoke compartmentation


Fire compartmentation only


Smoke compartmentation only


x


Minimum of 2 fire and smoke Minimum of 2 fire and smoke Single fire and smoke separated zones each <500 m2


separated zones each <500 m2


Complete fire and smoke compartmentation x


Separate area to SOU’s and complete fire and


smoke compartmentation


Separate area to SOU’s and complete fire and


smoke compartmentation


Separate area to SOU’s and complete fire and smoke compartmentation


Normally closed Fire compartmentation only


Integrated within SOU’s and complete fire and


smoke compartmentation x


Integrated within SOU’s and complete fire and


smoke compartmentation


Integrated within SOU’s and complete fire and smoke compartmentation


On hold-open devices that close on activation of alarm


Integrated within SOU’s and fire compartmentation only


x


Integrated within SOU’s and fire compartmentation only


On hold-open devices but do not close automatically on activation of alarm


Integrated within SOU’s and smoke compartmentation only


x


No hold-open devices and door manually held open


None or incomplete Single fire and smoke separated zone <500 m2


Smoke compartmentation only


Integrated within SOU’s and fire compartmentation only


separated zone <500 m2 x


None or incomplete


Integrated within SOU’s and smoke compartmentation only


Integrated within SOU’s and smoke compartmentation only


None or incomplete None or incomplete Central FIP only None or defective At FIP only Bell only x Strobes only Not provided Not provided x None or defective


Partial coverage to AS1670.1 None including inappropriate use


of thermal detection in lieu of smoke


System to AS2118.4 with full coverage


Safety Measures Values


System to AS2118.4 with full coverage to all significant risk areas


System to AS2118.4 with partial coverage to all significant risk areas


None


None or incomplete


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