According to the MSWiA regulation of 10 April 2010:
“Owners, managers or users of an object or parts thereof constituting separate fire zones, intended to perform functions of public utility, collective residence, production, storage and livestock shall provide and implement a fire safety instruction…”
WHAT MUST THE INSTRUCTION CONTAIN?
- fire protection conditions,
- fire-fighting equipment and fire extinguishers as well as their inspection and maintenance,
- procedures to be followed in the event of fire and other hazards,
- ways of securing work dangerous in terms of fire,
- conditions and organisation of evacuation of people and practical ways of checking them,
- ways of making users of the building familiar with fire safety regulations and instructions,
- tasks and responsibilities of permanent users of the building in terms of fire protection,
- plans of the building, including the location and the surrounding area,
- identification of persons or bodies who prepare the instructions.
The instruction is handed over to the relevant municipal (or district) chief of the State Fire Service for further use. The instruction may also be submitted in electronic form.
WHEN TO UPDATE THE INSTRUCTION?
The instruction manual is periodically updated – at least every 2 years, as well as after the change of the facility use or technological process, which affect the change of fire protection conditions.
WHEN IS THE INSTRUCTION NOT REQUIRED?
The instruction is not required for facilities or their parts if there is no explosion hazard zone in them, and in addition:
- the gross cubic capacity of the building or its part constituting a separate fire zone does not exceed 1000 m3,
- gross cubic capacity of the livestock building does not exceed 1500 m3,
- the area of the fire zone of a building other than a building does not exceed 1000 m2.
WHERE SHOULD FIRE SAFETY INSTRUCTION BE LOCATED?
The FIRE SAFETY INSTRUCTION should be located in places accessible to rescue teams.
WHO CAN PREPARE A FIRE SAFETY INSTRUCTION?
The document can only be drawn up by qualified persons, i.e.
- with secondary education and completed training as fire protection inspectors,
- fire technicians,
- higher education and completed training as a fire protection specialist,
- fire safety engineers.
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