What is the Purpose of Compartmentation?
- Prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gas
- Breaks the building down into manageable areas of risk
- Contains the fire to provide time for occupants to safely evacuate the premises
- All doors (including hatches, ducts and vertical shafts), floors, walls, and ceilings should be made with fire resistant materials specifically rated so that if a fire were to break out, they would contain the fire and smoke for long enough for people to evacuate.
- Where suspended or false ceilings are provided, fire resistant materials should extend up to the floor slab level above.
- Cavity barriers, fire stopping and dampers
What are the Fire Protection Systems?
Fire Safety Tips and Checklist for Hotels
- Provide fire safety training for all employees and have a detailed evacuation plan that is rehearsed at minimum twice a year.
- Fire risk assessments should be carried out annually or if there have been changes made to the building.
- Fire alarms should be tested weekly.
- Equipment checks, training and fire evacuation drills should be recorded in the fire safety book.
- Emergency lights should be fully functioning and tested at regular intervals. They are mandatory in stairwells, hallways and public rooms.
- Fire doors should be in full working order with no damage to them and should never be wedged open.
- Checks of the building where fire alarms and escape routes are tested.
- Fire action notices should be made available at all call points and in resident’s rooms so they are clear of the evacuation plan in the event of a fire.
- All emergency exit signs should be visible and illuminated.
- Fire extinguishers should be checked for damage and arranged to be replaced as soon as possible.