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[FS03] Update of Fire Safety Act

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Fire Safety Act (FSA) was enacted in 1993 to ensure the fire safety of buildings in Singapore. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regularly reviews the FSA to ensure that fire safety regulations remain robust and relevant. With effect from 14 September 2020, key amendments to the FSA aims to further strengthen SCDF’s regulatory and enforcement powers; optimise SCDF’s resources to focus on higher risk areas; and clarifying regulatory processes and requirements to ensure more effective regulation. This course is designed to give participants with an overview of the FSA and the areas that have been amended or added so as to achieve compliance.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction – Overview of the new Fire Safety Act
  • Key Changes of the FSA:
    – Definition of fire hazard with the introduction of “specified hazard”, definition of public building and new insertion of the registered inspector scheme
    – Introduction of supplementary enforcement officers
    – Implementation of Emergency Preparedness (EP) measures comprising the activation of Fire Certificate (FC), formulation of Emergency Response Plan (ERP), appointment of Fire Safety Manager (FSM), and creation of Company Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    – Licensing and management of the alarm monitoring services
    – Regulated fire safety products
  • Summary of the punitive action taken if found guilty

COURSE AUDIENCE

  • Fire Safety Committee Members
  • Senior Managers and Executives who have emergency preparedness responsibilities
  • Fire Safety Managers and executives with emergency preparedness roles
  • Workplace Safety & Health Officers and executives with emergency preparedness roles

CERTIFICATION
Participants will be awarded an e-certificate of attendance upon course completion

Date 30 November 2020
Time 2pm – 6pm
Mode Online
Fee SGD 180 per participant
Accreditation 5 CPD Points (from SCDF)

Bookings

$180.00


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