Saturday, 25 February 2012

Fire Safety Manager (FSM)

Building Requiring A Fire Safety Manager
All Commercial or Industrial Buildings which satisfy at least one of the following conditions, are required to appoint a fire safety manager:
a. Public Building (inclusive of Commercial Building)
  • is of 9 storeys or more (including any basement) in height;
  • is used, constructed or adapted to be used as a hospital;
  • has a floor area of 5000 square metres or more; or
  • has an occupant load of 1000 persons or more
b. Industrial Building
  • has a floor area or site area of 5000 square metres or more; or
  • has an occupant load of 1,000 persons or more

Duties Of Fire Safety Manager


The main duties of a Fire Safety Manager (FSM) are:
  • ensure at all times that fire safety requirements contained in the Fire Emergency Plan are complied with;
  • supervise the maintenance of all fire safety works in the premises;
  • ensure at all times that the occupant load of any part of any building does not exceed the capacity prescribed under the Fire Code;
  • conduct daily checks within the premises and remove or cause to be removed any fire hazard that is found within the premises;
  • prepare a Fire Emergency Plan for the premises and conduct 2 fire drills for the occupants therein annually or on such occasion as may be directed by the Commissioner;
  • ensure that all occupants are familiar with the means of escape located within the premises;
  • prepare fire safety guidebooks for the occupants of the premises;
  • train the occupants in the premises in first aid, fire fighting and evacuation in the event of fire;
  • co-ordinate and supervise the occupants within the premises in fire fighting and in evacuation in the event of fire or other emergencies;
  • supervise the operation of the Fire Command Centre in the event of fire or other emergencies;
  • conduct at least 2 Fire Evacuation Drills and Table-Top Exercises within the premises each year and to evaluate, together with the Fire Safety Committee, the effectiveness of the Arson Prevention Plan and the Fire Emergency Plan for those premises;
  • prepare and implement the Arson Prevention Plan for the premises;
  • notify the Commissioner immediately upon the occurrence of any fire incident in the premises;
  • organise campaigns, training courses, competitions, contests and other activities which will develop and maintain the interest of the occupants within the premises in establishing a fire safe environment; and
  • carry out such other duties as the Commissioner may require.

Qualifications of Fire Safety Manager

Fire Safety Managers are required to attend the courses conducted by SCDF at the Civil Defence Academy. Any person who wishes to become a Fire Safety Manager should possess any of the following qualifications:

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

a. Certificate in Fire Safety Manager Course (Commercial)
b. Certificate in Fire Safety Manager Course (Industrial)
c. Certificate in Fire Safety Manager Course (17th Batch onwards)
d. Certificate in Fire Engineering Course
e. Advanced Diploma in Fire & Safety Management
f. Diploma in Building Services Engineering in & after 1991 - For Commercial Buildings & Industrial Buildings.
g. Advanced Diploma in Safety, Health & Environmental Management – Year 2001 Onwards
h. Diploma in Building & Real Estate Management – Year 2001 Onwards
i. Diploma in Building & Real Estate Management
j. Diploma in Facilities Management for Business
k. Diploma in Technology (Building Services & Fire Safety)
l. Diploma in Engineering (Building Services & Fire Safety) - Starting April 2012

Temasek Polytechnic

l. Diploma in Security and Fire Safety Management

Civil Defence Academy

m. Certificate in Fire Safety Manager Course
n. Certificate in Fire Safety Manager Course (Conversion Course) – Commercial to Industrial
o. Certificate in Fire Safety Manager Course (Conversion Course) – Industrial to Commercial

1 comment:

  1. Maintenance Fire safety course on construction premises for employee safety.Please share more details...

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