Fire Safety Plan in Bangladesh – A plan which provides occupant information for control of fire hazards, maintenance of fire protection systems, and evacuation procedures for their building.
Fire safety planning has 3 primary objectives:
Χ Fire Hazard Control
Χ Fire Protection System Maintenance
Χ Emergency Evacuation
Fire Safety Planning prevents the occurrence of fire by the control of fire hazards in the building, ensures operation of fire protection systems by establishing maintenance procedures, and provides a systematic method of safe and orderly evacuation of the building in the event of fire.
General Definitions for Understanding Fire Safety Plan
Class A fire – A fire involving combustible materials such as wood, cloth and paper.
Class B fire – A fire involving flammable or combustible liquid, fat, or grease.
Class C fire – A fire involving energized electrical equipment.
Combustible liquid – Any liquid having a flash point at or above 37.8 deg. C and below 93.3 deg. C.
Fire protection systems – A general term used in this document which includes sprinkler and fire alarm systems, hose stations, portable fire extinguishers, fire dampers, emergency lights, exit signs, fire doors, smoke control equipment, and voice communication systems.
Means of egress – A continuous path of travel provided by a doorway, hall-way, corridor, exterior passageway, balcony, lobby, stair, ramp, or other egress facility or combination thereof, for the escape of persons from any point in a building, room, or contained open space to a public thoroughfare or other acceptable open space (means of egress includes exits and access to exits).