Under Section 20 of the Fire Safety Act, the owner or occupier of any public building such as offices, hospitals, shopping complexes, industrial buildings and private residential buildings that fall within the following criteria is required to apply and obtain a Fire Certificate (FC).

Building Inspections

Every building has to be inspected annually to maintain the integrity of its fire protection systems. Examples of the items to be inspected are:

  • Emergency power supply
  • Pressurisation system
  • Sprinkler system
  • Atrium smoke control system
  • Fire alarm system
  • Mechanical ventilation for basement
  • Wet riser
  • Air-conditioning system
  • Dry riser
  • Voice communication system
  • Lift
  • Fire Command Centre