The safety of a building depends on many factors, including safety against accidental fires. Before you conduct any fire safety works in a building, there is a long list of requirements set up by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The fire safety act is designed to make sure that the high standards of fire safety works are being maintained. In this article, you will get to know about fire safety standards and FSSD submission.
Before the commencement of any commercial, office, construction or renovation works, you require a long list of permits and approvals, including the FSSD approval, BCA recommendation, and renovation permit. The building owner cannot process all these approvals alone, so it becomes vital to take help from qualified persons.
What is FSSD?
Let’s talk more about what exactly FSSD means. The Fire Safety and Shelter Department (FSSD) – a subdivision of SCDF, is responsible for the planning and execution of the Civil Defence Shelter Program. Two primary functions of SCDF are performed by FSSD only which are, FSSD submissions or approval of plans related to fire safety and issuing Fire Safety Certificates (FSC).
What is FSC?
After the building construction or renovation process is complete, one can apply for FSC. The Fire Safety Certificate assures that the building complies with the CD and fire safety standards. It also ensures that the building has gone through all the relevant criteria.
Without an FSC, it is impossible to occupy a building, let alone operate. If someone fails to comply with the standards, it is a contravention of the regulations of fire safety and a case of neglect. Such persons can face dire consequences like a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of about 6 months or even both in some cases.
If you want to get FSC for a building, you need qualified persons who can do it on your behalf. These persons are professional engineers or architects. FSC applications and BCA submissions are handled by qualified architects while qualified engineers look after FSSD submissions.
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