Fire & Life Safety Audit for Commercial and Residential Buildings

Nebosh Brochure

Why Fire & Life Safety Audit in Commercial and Residential Buildings important?

Every commercial & residential occupancy should formulate a suitable fire escape plan so that every occupant in the building can promptly and safely evacuate the premises in the event of a fire or any other emergency.

It has to be ensured that the exits and stairways of the building are always kept clear of all obstructions or hazardous materials; Where Residential and Non-Residential Occupancies co-exist, extreme care has to be taken in the design and construction of the premises so as to ensure that all essential fire and life safety requirements as per Standards & Codes are incorporated in the building.

Objectives of FLS Audit:

The objectives of Fire & Life Safety Audit can be focused on the following:

  • Review of Fire safety policy statement (Fire order)
  • Identify all significant fire hazards
  • Identify the people who are at risk from each hazard
  • Evaluate the existing control measures
  • Determine the additional control measures required
  • Examine the availability of a suitable emergency plan detailing the responsibility and action of key personnel
  • Review the availability of a suitable fire alarm and detection system
  • Review the availability of suitable firefighting facilities, such as hydrants, sprinklers, extinguishers, etc.
  • Evaluate passive fire protection systems provided
  • Evaluate the general awareness of occupants and security personnel on matters relating to fire safety and rescue operations
  • Evaluate the training and instructions on fire safety imparted to the employees and occupants
  • Verifying the records of training imparted to employees and occupants with regards to fire safety
  • Assessing all relevant electrical safety risks
  • Examining the storage and control of flammable and hazardous substances
  • Assessing the existing fire preventive and protective control measures, On-site emergency response plans and fire risk assessment report
  • Testing of all fire safety equipment and systems (Optional).