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_Guidelines for Fire Safety Plans

General

  • Drawings to be submitted through QCD Online Permit System portal must be in AutoCAD DWG file format, purged, bonded and submitted ready for review.
  • Plans shall follow the standard format for the Title Block (refer to sample format attached).
  • All Plans, calculations,

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Safety Measures in Qatar

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Safety Measures in Qatar

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FSS 2.2.13 – Smoke Free Approach to Exit Staircase

Subject:

SMOKE FREE APPROACH TO

EXIT STAIRCASE

FSS  No:

2.2.13

Item

Provisions

Notes

1.0

Entry at every storey to an exit staircase without opening to natural light and ventilation (i.e.

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FSS 1.3 – Single Exit Staircase for Residential Apartment or Penthouse

With the consideration of small residential apartment or penthouse development facing the constraints of limited land area, Civil Defence Department allows the provision of single exit staircase for building with habitable height not more than 28m provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The single exit staircase shall serve not more than four apartments or penthouses at each storey level,

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FSS 6.2 – Rising Main for Fire Fighting

Subject:

RISING MAIN FOR FIRE FIGHTING

FSS No. 6.2

Provisions
Notes

Type of rising main system shall be provided appropriate to the building as follow: Dry Rising Main Any floor at habitable height beyond 10m and not exceeding 28m above ground level Wet Rising Main For building having a habitable height exceeding 28m above the ground level

Separate dry and wet rising main systems in a building may be permitted by CDD.

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FSS 1.5 – Refuge Floor

High-rise building (more than 30 storeys) shall be provided with at least one refuge floor at an interval of not more than 20 storeys.
The refuge floor shall comply with the following requirements:

  1. It shall be of masonry construction having fire resistance rating not less than 2 hours.

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FSS 6.6.3 – Fire Lift

Subject:

FIRE LIFT

FSS  No:

6.6.3

 
 

 

  1. In any building, in which the habitable height exceeds 28m, or the depth of the basement is more than 9m below the average ground level,

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FSS 4.1 – External Access To Site And Building

 

Item
Provision

Access Road / Fire Engine Hardstanding

1.0
4m-width fire fighting appliance access/access road to the building shall be provided and the gradient shall not exceed 1: 8.3. The angle of approach and departure for any means of access road shall not exceed 1m drop in 20m. The access road shall able to sustain the stationary load of a 24-ton fire appliance.

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