The Ontario Fire Code, Section 2.8 requires the establishment and implementation of a Fire Safety Plan for every building containing a Group (A) or (B) occupancy and to every building required by the Building Code to have a Fire Alarm System.
A Fire Safety Plan is an important part of the Fire and Life Safety Program within a building. It includes detailed information required by the local Fire Department and is to be easily available at all times at the entrance of the building.
The local Fire Department will be given an approved copy of the plan for their reference during their inspection visits, monitoring of the premises, or in case of a fire emergency.
The Fire Protection and Prevention Act states that “every person who contravenes any provision of the Fire Code is guilty of an offense and upon conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both”. A corporation convicted of an offense is liable to a fine of not more than $100,000. Additionally, a director or officer of a corporation who knows that the corporation is violating or has violated a provision of the Fire Code is guilty of an offense and is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both.
This Plan is required to be approved by the Chief Fire Official -Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
The implementation of a Fire Safety Plan helps to assure effective utilization of Life Safety features in a building, to protect people from fire. The required Fire Safety Plan should be designed to suit the resources of each individual building or complex of buildings.
Fire Safety Plans are intended to assist the owner of a building with the basic essentials for the safety of all occupants. They are also designed to ensure an orderly evacuation at the time of an emergency and to provide a maximum degree of flexibility to achieve the necessary Fire Safety for the building.
Evacuation Plans, and Floor Plans are given to clients by Omni Fire Safety when Fire Safety Plans are drawn up. This Information is for Building Owners, Property Managers and other persons in control of the safety of properties.
Should your organization be interested in receiving a proposal for developing an approved Fire Safety Plan, please call us today. The approved Fire Safety Plan for your building must adhere to the guidelines of the Ontario Fire Code.