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HOW TO ACQUIRE A FIRE CERTIFICATE

1.      PREAMBLE

Due to the complexities of human activities fire hazards have gone up, so the challenges in fire safety approach must therefore increase.

In the year 2003, a Legislative Instrument named the Fire Precaution (Premises) Regulations 2003 LI 1724 was passed giving backing to section 4, sub section (b) of the Fire Service Act 537. That is “To provide technical advice for building plans in respect of structural layout to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operations and fire management.”

The objective of this document is to inform and educate the public and our numerous clients on this new development.

 

2.      PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to provide information on the requirements an procedures which clients (owners/occupiers) who qualify under the Fire Precaution (premises) Regulation, 2003 LI 1724, have to follow to ensure quick and speedy processing of their documents in acquiring fire certificates for their premises (existing and proposed).

 

3.      WHAT IS A FIRE CERTIFICATE

It is a certificate issued by the Chief Fire Officer certifying the adequacy of fire precaution measures in a particular premise.

 

4.      WHY A FIRE CERTIFICATE

This measure allows the Fire Authority (GNFS) to insist or evaluate on Fire Safety Precautionary measures in premises, to occupants or any person staying in that premises by ensuring that they can escape from fire safety and quickly.

 

5.      PREMISES ELIGIBLE FOR THE FIRE CERTIFICATE

The Law LI 1724 under Regulation 1 states the following;

Public residential accommodation (Hotels, Guesthouse, Restaurant, Tourism Plants, etc).

As a place of work (eg. Offices etc)

For the purpose of entertainment and recreational or as a club, etc.

As an institution providing health treatment or care for infants, disabled or aged Persons.

For the purpose which involves access to the premises by members of the public whether on payment or not.

6.      WHO CAN APPLY

The owner or occupier of the premises (place) which falls under section 5 above can apply for fire certificate.

7.      ACQUISITION/PURCHASING OF FORMS

Application Forms attached with check-list are obtained at the Accounts Department at Fire Service Headquarters, Osu Ring Road near Police Headquarters and the Regional/District Fire Headquarters all over the country. There are two types of form;-

Form ‘A’      -           For existing premises

Form ‘B’        -           For proposed/ongoing projects

8.      COMPLETION OF FORMS

Complete in full either Form ’A’ or ‘B’ and append contact person’s signature and other relevant information. A duly authorize company’s representative can sign. When you have difficulty in completing the forms contact our offices for advice or assistance.

9.      DOCUMENT TO BE SUBMITTED

Submit application form (A or B) with all the other attachments as specified in the check list.

That is:

  • Four (4) sets of Fire Engineering drawings in the scale of 1:50, 1:10 and 1:20 (in hard copies)

  • Four (4) sets of fire installation protection or conceptual report on the project or building, and other information demanded in the check list.

Etc

And an application letter written on company’s letter head or logo and addressed to the Chief Fire Officer or his representative. (Regional Fire Officer, District Fire Officer etc.).

10. REVIEWING

The drawings and the report submitted are subjected to review at a fee. This is provided in schedule 4 of the LI 1724, and it based on the total floor area of the structure in place or as proposed. The fee is not fixed and varies depending on the floor area and the height of the structure.

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