FIRE SAFETY PLANS
Fire Safety Plans are required, under the fire code, based on building use or occupancy types. Under the Ontario Fire Code (section 2.8.1), Failure to have a Fire Safety Plan for buildings which fit the above fire code types can result in being in violation with the Ontario Fire Code.
SAFETY PLANS ARE REQUIRED WHEN:
- Assembly occupancy or care or detention occupancy,
- Residential occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 10,
- Business and personal services occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300,
- Mercantile occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300,
- High hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 25,
- Medium hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 100,
- Low hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300
- Buildings containing 4 storeys or more, including storeys below grade
Evacuation maps will show paths to designated exits and alternate exits in case of fire. Staff should be familiar with several ways to leave the building and know the designated safe meeting place outside of the building.
** Evacuation Maps are an Add-On to our Fire Safety Plan Service and not available as a stand alone service.
Did you know? Insurance and AHJ’s require an inspection certificate with a full evaluation report from a company authorized by the equipment manufacturer.