CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, QATAR

FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS
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BASIC FRAMEWORK FOR SUBMISSION OF PERFORMANCE-BASED SOLUTIONS
1. Prescriptive requirements are developed for general use but not for specific purposes. Under certain circumstances, engineering methods can be used to justify certain alternative approaches to resolve fire safety problems. This will motivate designers of building such as architect and engineers to be creative and innovative. This basic framework is developed in order to guide and assist the stakeholders of the building if they intend to adopt performancebased approaches. The International Fire Engineering Guidelines (IFEG) shall be used to facilitate the development of performance-based solutions for the building. IFEG have been developed to meet the joint needs in U.S.A, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. This guidebook references internationally available standards, guides and associated documents, and use both imperial and SI units throughout. In particular, the guidelines provide guidance for the design and evaluation of alternative solutions (equivalencies) and general performance design. The International Fire Engineering Guidelines (IFEG) have been developed: a. To be used in fire engineering design and evaluation of buildings. However, the concepts and principles may also be of assistance in a fire engineering evaluation of other structures such as ships and tunnels that are comprised of enclosed spaces. b. To provide guidance for fire engineers to design and evaluate fire safety systems to achieve acceptable levels of safety. c. To assume the fire engineer has a level of competence and experience that would enable licensing by the respective nation. The submission of alternative solution to prescriptive requirement shall be at least in two stages: a. Fire Engineering Brief and b. Fire Engineering Final Report The International Fire Engineering Guidelines (IFEG) provides the details of each submission. e. The submission shall be prepared and submitted by a fire engineer. The fire engineer will need to be a professional/registered fire engineer qualified to use engineering approaches for fire safety solutions. The fire engineer shall submit his qualification and practising certificate for CDD review and approval before any commencement of formal submission.

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The Register Architect and Engineer shall incorporate the required elements generated by the Fire Engineer in their respective plans after the Fire Engineering Final Report is approved. All above-mentioned professionals shall be responsible for supervision of the site works to ensure that all design intents are executed. Building owner shall also acknowledge at the completion of the development that they are responsible for all required maintenance works including those arising from the performancebased approaches. In the event the building is sold, it is the owner’s responsibility to hand over all relevant information and documents to the buyer.

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State of Qatar Ministry of Interior
General Admin. of Civil Defence

‫دوﻟﺔ ﻗﻄﺮ‬ ‫وزارة اﻟﺪاﺧﻠﻴﺔ‬
‫اﻹدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ‬

CERTIFICATION FOR FIRE ENGINE ACCESS ROAD AND FIRE ENGINE HARDSTANDING LOADING Managing Director Civil Defence Department Ministry Of Interior State Of Qatar PO Box 6959 Particulars Of Project Which This Certificate Relates To : Project Title : ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ _ ________________________________________________________________________________ FSD BP Plan No : ______________________________ Approved Date :___________________

I ____________________________ Identification Card No : / Passport No : _________________________________ being a consultant hereby certify that the fire engine access road and fire engine hardstanding for the above building project have been designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Defence. I certify that the fire engine hardstanding has been constructed to withstand the loading capacity of 45 tonnes fire appliances.

________________________________________________ Name And Signature Of Consultant ________________________________________________ Address Of Consultant Date :

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16 May 2007 CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, QATAR CURRRENT ACCEPTABLLE LISTING AND TESTING AUTHORITIES

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Branz Ltd BRE Certifire Det Norske Veritas Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM) Lloyd’s Register Loss Prevention Council PSB (Singapore Productivity and Standards Board) Scientific Services Laboratories SGS US Testing Company Inc. TÜV Underwriters Laboratories VDS Warrington Fire Research

NZ UK UK DK USA UK UK Singapore AUS USA Germany USA Germany UK

Note: The above list represents the current, preferred and most frequently referenced authorities and does not preclude the acceptance of other qualified testing authorities that may be proposed by the public. Such proposals will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Prepared by: Paul Khoo 20th August 2007

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5 Name of supplier Fire resistance rating Date of painting Next date of re-painting Caution note “Caution: No other paint/coating shall be applied to the surfaces steel members protected by intumescent paint system” Revision A FSD DS No: 3.0 10. Fire test for fire resistance performance shall be conducted on specimens after the weather tests. fire resistance and flame spread indices. QATAR PROVISION FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Material: INTUMESCENT PAINTS Item 1.0 4.4 10.0 5. intumescent paints are permitted fro use only on structural steel beams. 10.15.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.1 Notes 2. Intumescent Paints shall be listed by a QCCD approved testing authority. Intumescent paints shall also be subjected to weathering tests as detailed in BS8202: Part 2: 1992. A sign depicting the following minimum information shall be fixed at a conspicuous location. For buildings with a habitable height of not more than 24m.2 10. the use of intumescent paints shall comply with the provisions stated hereunder.15.0 7.0 6. In addition to the performance requirements such as but not limited to. The project QP shall submit a separate set of plans indicating the locations of the structural steel members that are proposed to be coated with intumescent paint. The fire resistance rating of the tested specimen shall not be les than 75% of the original prototype.0 3. a fire safety report shall be submitted together with the building plans.0 8.0 Provisions Intumescent paints are permitted for use on structural steel members of buildings of all purpose groups with the exception of purpose groups VI (Factories) and VIII (Storage) to achieve the required fire resistance. Intumescent Paints shall be subjected to and pass fire resistance testing as detailed in BS 476: Part 20/21 or its equivalent.0 FSD-DS-3.3 10. intumescent paints are allowed to be used to protect steel columns and beams. If the building’s habitable height exceeds 24m.0 9.1_Intumescent Paints Page 1 of 1 . excluding load transfer beams.1 10. For buildings with a habitable height of more than 24m.

1 The owner or tenant.1 Notes 12. Provisions The Fire Safety Manager. FSD DS No: 3. Fore addition and alteration works in a building where structural steel members are protected by intumescent paint. for example building under Purpose Group II ( ). 12. shall engage a QP who shall submit building plans to the SCDF. QATAR PROVISION FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Material: INTUMESCENT PAINTS Item 11.15. The building plans shall be accompanied by the QP’s declaration as to whether the existing columns and beams coated with intumescent paint are or will be affected. There shall be no flammable or combustible material stored within the vicinity of any structural steel members protected by intumescent paint Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 12 December.2 12. The fire safety report shall be updated accordingly.15. if any. the building management shall undertake the responsibility.1_Intumescent Paints Revision A Page 2 of 1 . In eth situation where the appointment of a FSM is not required. shall carry out regular inspection checks to ensure that the intumescent paint coatings re not damage or tampered with. the following shall be complied with. 12. Written certification from the QP stating that he has supervised the application of the coating system(s) shall be provided.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. 2006 FSD-DS-3.3 13. Records of inspection shall be properly kept. assisted by the FSM.

doc Revision A Page 1 of 1 .0 1. Hydrants shall be located such as to maintain a minimum of 6m clearance from any building. Hydrants shall be located along all fire engine access routes.3 4.0 3. A minimum of 2 incidents occurring simultaneously and located adjacent to each other shall be considered within any given area.3 3.1 2.2 3. Prepared by: Paul Khoo Minimum Flow Minimum Pressure June 25.1 The minimum pressure at which the minimum flow shall available shall be 350 kPa (50 psi).1 The minimum flow that shall be required for fire fighting purposes shall be 79 Lps (1. 2007 QCDFSS_Fire Hydrants .1.0 2. Each hydrant shall have at least two (2) outlets. 4.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE HYDRANTS Document Title: FIRE HYDRANTS DESIGN CRITRIA Application: QNS No: MASTER PLANNING Issue: FH 01 -- Item 1.0 Spacing 4. The hose connections to the hydrants shall be Location and Spacing of Hydrants Hydrants shall be positioned to be within 100m from the entry to any biding and spaced not more than100 m apart. This flow shall be in addition to sprinkler systems water demand and shall be available at all times.2 2. Outlets shall be 65mm nominal diameter.1.1 3.1 Comment / Directions General The purpose of this document is to establish the minimum required flow for fire fighting purposes as design criteria for fire hydrants provided for new large scale developments. Type of Hydrants Hydrants shall be of the aboveground double pillar type with a minimum 100 mm nominal diameter barrel. Performance Critical Components Remarks 2.Design Criteria.250 gpm) for any single incident.

0 Sprinkler Valves Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified.0 Sprinklers Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified. Selection shall be in accordance with NFPA 20.0 Hose Reels Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified. The load on the entire power supply system and shall be considered and appropriate measures in compliance with the NFPA codes shall be implemented to ensure continued and safe functioning of all emergency systems. Class 2 (minimum) Type 10 Emergency Power Supply System (EPPS) that has been designed and installed to meet the minimum requirements of the NFPA 110. All cabling from the EPPS shall be fire resistant. 6.1 Notes Page 1 of 4 . UL listed or VdS or FM approved.0 Provisions Portable Fire Extinguishers Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified. 2009 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: BASIC REQUIREMENTS Item 1.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. UL listed or VdS or FM approved.doc FSS No: 1. A minimum of one duty and one standby pump shall be provided. UL listed or VdS or FM approved. Fire pumps shall be installed in accordance with QCDFSS 6. UL listed or VdS or FM approved. QATAR 2nd July.0 Fire Pumps Entire fire pump assemblies including controllers shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified. 4.0 Valves Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified. 2. Certification of the cable shall be provided for compliance. UL listed or VdS or FM approved.7 Where the duty pump is electrically driven. UL listed or VdS or FM QCDFSS-1. the standby pumps shall be either diesel driven or powered from a Level 1. 3.1_Basic Requirements_Rev A. 5.

Information to be submitted with plans for approval shall be that detailed in section 22.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. 22. Jointing methods shall be threaded. Minimum test pressure shall be 250 psig or 50 psi above the service pressure at 60ºC. Piping shall be painted red on completion to clearly identify its purpose. They shall be selected in accordance with the NFPA13.3. QATAR 2nd July. Pressure testing and flushing of piping shall be conducted in accordance with NFPA13 and shall be witnessed by the responsible engineer. Where non-listed pipe hangars and supports are used. elbows. Calculations shall be provided to verify their adequacy and such calculation shall be signed by a professional engineer.0 Intentionally left blank Pipes and tubes Pipes shall be sized by hydraulic calculations in accordance with the NFPA13 chapter 22. Method Statement of the flushing procedure and original inspection reports witnessed and signed by the responsible engineer shall be submitted as evidence of compliance on completion of the installation.1 Notes Sizing Service Pressure Corrosion Testing Flushing Page 2 of 4 .0 Fittings Fittings shall be from material compatible with the pipe chosen. All piping shall be flushed to clear any possible blockages. All pipe and fittings shall have a minimum service pressure of 175psig and at 60ºC. 9. they shall be designed to take five (5) times the weight of the pipe and fitting (tees. 7. Pipe supports and hangars shall be standard types and listed for purpose. valves etc) including the volume of water it carries plus 114kg. flanged or other suitable method able to withstand the test pressures. grooved. Ferrous piping shall be corrosion resistant.1.doc FSS No: 1.1_Basic Requirements_Rev A. 2009 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: BASIC REQUIREMENTS Item Provisions approved. QCDFSS-1.0 8.2 and 22.

0 Motorised smoke control Damper Shall be UL Listed.0 Fire-rated duct Shall be UL Listed.0 13. FM approved or LPC certified Approved. 14.0 12.1_Basic Requirements_Rev A. The fan shall be capable of operating at minimum 250°C for 2 hours. The damper shall be capable of operating at minimum 250°C for 2 hours 17.0 Mimic Panels with indicating LED’s shall be provided at each floor. FM approved or LPC certified Approved.doc Page 3 of 4 . Fire Damper Shall be UL Listed. 18.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. 16. 10. The fire resistance rating shall be at least equal to that of the elements of the structure and wall. 11. 2009 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: BASIC REQUIREMENTS Item Provisions Grooved joints shall be LPC certified. A Mimic panel with LED’s to indicate location of fire and status of detectors and devices shall be provided. Welded joints shall be qualified. The fire resistance rating shall be at least equal to that of the elements of the structure and wall.0 High temperature rated fan Shall be UL Listed.0 Fire Alarm Panels Shall be UL Listed. FM approved or LPC certified Approved. UL Listed or FM approved.0 QCDFSS-1.0 Smoke Control System Fan controls shall be located adjacent to the Main Fire Alarm Panel.1 Notes 15. Intentionally left blank Smoke Control Smoke Control Systems shall be stand alone systems. FM approved or LPC certified Approved. FM approved. FSS No: 1. CE mark or LPC certified Approved. QATAR 2nd July.

0 19.1 Provisions Maintenance All fire and life safety systems shall be properly maintained under a documented preventative maintenance inspection and test plan.1 Notes QCDFSS-1. QATAR 2nd July.1_Basic Requirements_Rev A. 2009 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: BASIC REQUIREMENTS Item 19. in the security office or the administration office and where central FSS No: 1.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.doc Page 4 of 4 . Ideally these documents shall be kept in a secure and safe location at the fire command centre or where no fire command centre is provided. They shall be readily available for presentation to QCD inspectors on request. Documentary evidence of compliance with this requirement shall be maintained on the building premises in a suitable location at all times.

2. sprinklers shall be provided. 2. 2.1. o At the main guardhouse where the guardhouse is a separate structure and located at the entrance to the property o In the main entrance lobby of the building provided it is fire protected o External to the main entrance of the building and suitably protected form the elements FSS-1. They are follows.3 Where water would be ineffective or the possibility that water could exacerbate the situation or water damage could be significant. fixed fire extinguishing systems will not be required.4 2.2 Notes Different types 2.1. Fire extinguishing systems where required by the NFPA 101 shall be permitted to be replaced by environment friendly clean agent systems Notwithstanding. 2.2 2. The Main Fire Alarm Panel shall be located in either of the following locations.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.02_Substations & Switch Gear Rooms Rev A Revision A Clean Agents CO2 NFPA 101 Alternatives to sprinklers Fire detection and alarms Location of MFAP Page 1 of 2 . QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE SAFETY PROVISIONS FOR KHARAMAA SUBSTATIONS AND CONSUMER SWICTHGEAR ROOMS Item 1.1 Where these are single storey below ground and escape distances comply with the code. 2.0 Provisions There are 2 main cases to consider.1.4 CO2 total flooding systems will not be accepted in cable basements under any circumstances. Stand alone construction with a minimum of 3m separation from occupied buildings Substations attached to occupied buildings such as High Rise Towers and large places of Assembly FSS No: 1. the entire construction shall be fitted with automatic smoke and heat detectors and manual call points.1.2 Where escape distances exceed the requirements for non sprinklered occupancies.3 2. alternative protection using environment friendly clean agents would be acceptable.1 STAND ALONE CONSTRUCTIONS Below ground areas – Cable Basements Basements Egress 2.5 The NFPA 101 shall be applied to these constructions.

3 Prepared by: Paul Khoo & Yeo Swee Khiank Date: 09 September. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE SAFETY PROVISIONS FOR KHARAMAA SUBSTATIONS AND CONSUMER SWICTHGEAR ROOMS Item 3.1 3. 3.02_Substations & Switch Gear Rooms Rev A Revision A Page 2 of 2 . 2007 FSS-1. The omission of automatic fire extinguishing systems may be permitted if the following conditions are met.2 Provisions SUBSTATIONS AND SWICTHGEAR ROOMS ATTACHED TO OCCUPIED BUILDINGS The fire extinguishing requirements of NFPA 101 that apply for the building shall also apply to these substations and switch gear rooms. • • • • • The room is dedicated to electrical equipment only Only dry-type electrical equipment is used The equipment is fully enclosed within a 3 hour minimum fire rated enclosure including protection for penetrations No combustible storage is permitted in the room Appropriate fire detection system is provided and monitored by the main fire alarm panel FSS No: 1. environment friendly clean agent systems shall be allowed to substitute for sprinkler systems.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Where the introduction of water would present additional hazards such as electrocution.2 Notes NFPA 101 Alternative Clean Agents 3.

and h. 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: a. The single exit staircase shall serve not more than four apartments or penthouses at each storey level. The exit door of the apartment or penthouse shall be of minimum 1 hour fire resistance rating. and f. and b. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: SINGLE EXIT STAIRCASE FOR RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT OR PENTHOUSE FSS No: 1. and g. and e. Prepared by: Yeo Swee Khiank Date: 06 December 2007 1 of 1 . and c.3 With the consideration of small residential apartment or penthouse development facing the constraints of limited land area. Exit staircase shall comply with the requirements of NFPA for exit staircases. Approach from the exit door of residential apartment or penthouse to the fire fighting lobby /smoke-stop lobby shall be through pressurised corridor.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Approach to the exit staircase shall be through pressurised fire fighting/smoke-stop lobby of minimum 10 air changes per hour. Provision of exits from each residential apartment or penthouse shall comply with the NFPA requirements. Sprinkler shall be provided throughout the building. and d. Travel distance from the most remote exit door to the exit staircase from each apartment or penthouse shall not exceed 15 m.

0 3.4 Low rise residential apartment or penthouse development is allowed to be exempted from approved automatic sprinkler system provided the following conditions are met: 1.3 on open parking structure.5% of the basement floor area served. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE SAFETY PROVISIONS FOR LOW RISE RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT OR PENTHOUSE FSS No: 1. • Manual call point shall be provided not more than 1. The minimum with of such air-well shall not be less than 3000mm.0 Fire Suppression System • Provision of fire extinguisher in accordance with NFPA 10 throughout the building inclusive of dwelling unit. • Ventilation opening shall open to external or air-well having horizontal plan area of not less than 10m2.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.0 5.5M away from any entry to the exit.0 4. • Only one basement car park is allowed and no other type of occupancy is allowed in the basement. • Ventilation opening shall not be less than 3000mm from any opening. No part of the basement shall be more than 12M form the smoke vents Yeo Swee Khiank Date: 2. Fire Detection System • Fire alarm system shall be provided throughout the building as required by QCDD Fire Alarm System Requirements 6.4_Low Rise Residential Apartments Page 1 of 1 . • Basement car park shall have adequately distributed smoke vents. • 100mm diameter dry rising main with breeching inlet located not more than 18M from fire engine hardstanding/fire engine access road Exit • Minimum two numbers • Comply with NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Staircase • Permanently fixed ventilation openings of area not less than 20% of the staircase floor area at each floor. Car Park • At grade or above grade car park shall comply with NFPA 5000 Section 30. 2007 QCDFSS-1.1.8.0 Prepared by 23rd July.1. The number and their sizes shall be such that the aggregate effective vent openings shall not be less than 2.

The sign of lettering size not less 50mm shall be displayed at a height of 1500mm above the landing/finished floor level. d.5m horizontally and 3m vertically above adjoining unprotected opening.generator.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. c. Escape routes leading to the holding area shall be through smoke-stop/ fire fighting lobby or external corridor. h. The holding area shall be separated from other areas of the refuge floor by compartment wall having fire resistance rating not less than 2 hours. l. etc.3m² per person. The size of the holding area shall be adequate to accommodate at least half the total occupant load of all storeys above and below the refuge floor. battery. Emergency lighting shall be provided to cover all areas of the holding area. i. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: REFUGE FLOOR FSS No: 1. The ventilation system shall be indicated and shall not share with other areas. Such lighting shall be connected to secondary power supply. A sign depicting “REFUGE FLOOR” shall be displayed inside the staircase and on wall immediately outside the staircase at the refuge floor. The holding area shall be naturally ventilated with permanent openings on at least 2 sides of external walls. j. The ventilation equipment shall be connected to secondary power supply via 2 hour fire resistance cable. Sprinkler system shall be provided for the refuge floor. Link of the holding area with other occupied rooms/areas shall be via an external corridor.5 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. e. f. There shall be no commercial activities in the holding area. The holding area can also be mechanically ventilated or air-conditioned in the event of emergency. All parts of the holding area shall be within 9m of any ventilation opening. The refuge floor shall comply with the following requirements: a. At least 50% of the gross floor area of the refuge floor shall be designated as holding area. b. Ventilation opening shall be located at least 1. Height of opening shall not be less than 1200mm high and the total area of ventilation openings shall not be less than 25% of the floor area of the holding area. i. or a smoke-stop lobby. . It shall be of masonry construction having fire resistance rating not less than 2 hours. basing on 0. k. g.e.

Two-way voice communication system shall be provided at the fire fighting lift lobby serving the refuge floor. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: REFUGE FLOOR FSS No: 1. Prepared by: Yeo Swee Khiank/ Paul Khoo Date: 9 April 2008 .5 m.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

3 2. FSS No: 1. Where partial sprinkler system coverage is provided in accordance with 2. means of egress.3 Where a single door is provided for a maisonette unit comprising not more than two storeys.6 Remarks Subject to full compliance with the NFPA and these requirements.doc Page 1 of 2 . For apartment buildings with habitable height 28m or more than 28m above fire Partial engine access level.6.1 1.2 Minimum Fire Protection Ratings for Opening Protectives in Fire Resistance–Rated Assemblies.0 1. sprinkler shall be provided in the kitchen of each apartment Protection and common areas/facilities only. QATAR 02 April.1 above. compartment size shall be in accordance with NFPA Protection 101 and NFPA 5000 for non-sprinklered building except that fire doors may be reduced to 30/30/30 fire resistance levels in accordance with 1. 1. and The floor area of the upper storey shall not exceed 60 m2.2 2.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. i) ii) the door shall not be located on the upper storey of the unit. Table 8. 2. the egress staircase doors may not be reduced and shall comply with the provisions for opening protectives in the NFPA 101. 2009 FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: GENERAL PROVISIONS IN RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT OR MAISONETTE UNIT Item 1.4 QCDFSS-1.2 above.1_General Provision for Apartments_Rev A. unless a separate exit is provided at the upper storey Single Exit 2.0 2.4. automatic smoke and fire detection shall be provided in those rooms and areas not provided with automatic sprinkler system. sprinklers may be omitted in the building and from a single Exempted basement if it is used for car parking facilities for the registered occupants of the apartments and/or for plant rooms only.1 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM For apartment buildings with habitable height less than 28m above fire engine <28m access level. The provision of structural fire resistance rating. Where the habitable height of the highest floor exceeds 28m. integrity and insulation. the fire Entrance resistance level of the apartment entrance doors and the egress staircase doors Doors may be reduced to 30 minutes for structural stability. compartment fire resistance Structural rating.3.2 Provisions COMPARTMENTATION AND EXIT PROVISIONS Exit access doors shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 101.

No part of the building floor shall be more than 36m from the hose reel. QCDFSS-1.6.0 5.6 Remarks 3.2 3. The minimum water flow rate from each hose reel shall be 189 Lpm (50 gpm) and the throw shall be a minimum 6m from the hose reel nozzle. shall have appropriate provision to prevent such accumulation of rubbish.0 3. then the minimum rating shall be 13A/89B/C.1 SERVICE SHAFTS/ VOIDS Any service shaft or void that is not totally enclosed but with openings or a potential risk of having rubbish accumulated at the opening. The portable fire extinguisher shall preferably be a type K portable extinguisher.1_General Provision for Apartments_Rev A. QATAR 02 April. If a dry powder type portable extinguisher is proposed.0 4.doc Page 2 of 2 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Every kitchen and cooking area however shall be provided with both fire Portable extinguisher blanket and portable fire extinguisher complying with NFPA 10. 5.1 3. APARTMENT KITCHEN Kitchens do not need to be fire separated form other parts of the same Separation apartment or dwelling unit. Water storage capacity of the hose reel system shall not be less than 1m3.3 4. 2009 FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: GENERAL PROVISIONS IN RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT OR MAISONETTE UNIT Item Provisions FSS No: 1.1 HOSE REEL SYSTEM 30m length of 1” hose reel shall be provided.

2    3  Separation of Fire Escape Stairs from other parts of the building may be  reduced to not less than 1‐hour fire resistance rating.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.400m2  The building construction type is Type II (111) or better  Fire compartmentation between guest suites/sleeping rooms and  between guest suites/sleeping rooms and common corridors shall have  a minimum fire resistance rating of 1‐hour with doors having a minimum  fire resistance rating of 1‐hour   An automatic smoke detection system is installed throughout the  building  Manual Call Points.400m2  QCDFSS-1.    DORMITORIES WITH A HBABITABLE HEIGHT LESS THAN 28m  Dormitories having a habitable height of 28m and less shall not require  sprinkler protection provided all of the following conditions are met.2 Dormitories_Rev B3.doc Revision B3 Page 1 of 2 .1     Dormitories having a habitable height 28m or more shall require an  automatic sprinkler system designed and installed in accordance with  NFPA 13 Light Hazard. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: DORMITORIES  Item 1. the building  has a smoke control system designed to pressurize the corridor in  accordance with NFPA 92A   2.6.1  Exemption 2      Exemption 3  3.    The floor area per storey does not exceed 2.  The floor area per storey does not exceed 2. for the corridors and common spaces only  provided all of the following conditions are met.    DORMITORIES WITH HABITABLE HEIGHT GREATER THAN 28m ABOVE  FIRE ENGINE ACCESS LEVEL  FSS No: 1. Fire Hose Reels and portable extinguishers are  installed throughout the building  Where access to fire escapes are through internal corridors.0  Provisions The provisions of NFPA 101 Chapter 28 shall be applied to all Dormitory  occupancies except as modified by the following Particular  Requirements.6.2  Notes Applicable Codes  and  Requirements      Exemption 1      2  2.

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: DORMITORIES  Item Provisions The building construction type is Type II (III) or better  Fire compartmentation between guest suites/sleeping rooms shall have  a minimum fire resistance rating of 1‐hour with doors having a minimum  fire resistance rating of 1‐hour   Fire compartmentation between guest suites/sleeping rooms and  common corridors shall have a minimum fire resistance rating of ½‐hour  with doors having a minimum fire resistance rating of ½‐hour  An automatic smoke detection system is installed throughout the  building  Manual Call Points.2 Dormitories_Rev B3.6.6. Fire Hose Reels and portable extinguishers are  installed throughout the building  Where access to fire escapes are through internal corridors.2  Notes     July 28.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. the building  has a smoke control system designed to pressurize the corridor in  accordance with NFPA 92A            Paul Khoo & Yeo Swee Khiank  Date: FSS No: 1.doc Revision B3 Page 2 of 2 . 2008  Prepared by: QCDFSS-1.

The net effective capacity of the water tank shall be verified on the fire protection plans of the fire safety submission. The effective capacity shall also be clearly indicated on the tank in lettering of a minimum height of 100mm.0 Each water tank shall have the following minimum attachments. Each compartment shall be not more than 50%. Tank Construction 4. In any case it shall not be less than the size of the Kharamaa supply pipe.10 Fire Protection Water Supplies Rev B Revision B Page 1 of 1 . Each compartment shall have its own independent automatic supply inlet. Water supplies shall be secure and dedicated for fire protection use only. suction pipe and fittings. overflow pipe. freeboard. any allowances and the clear volume of water available for use by the fire protection systems. They shall be constructed with compartments that allow maintenance without impairment to the system.0 The net effective capacity of the tank(s) shall be sized to meet the minimum duration of flow for the fire protection systems determined in accordance with the applicable fire codes. Visual water level indicator of non combustible construction Balance valve Drain valve having a minimum size shall be 80 mm nominal diameter Suction connections Test return pipe(s) Overflow pipe of minimum size.0 Provisions Water Supplies quantities shall be determined with the use of the fire codes including the QCD Particular Requirements and the NFPA.1 Notes Applicable Codes 2.0 3.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: FIRE PROTECTION WATER SUPPLIES Item 1. Capacity 5. These drawings shall clearly indicate size and allowances for fittings. FSS No: 2. one diameter larger than the inlet pipe Attachments • • • • • • All pipe and other openings into the tank shall be fitted with devices to QCDFSS-2. • Automatic infill such that the tank may be refilled from empty within a time period of 6 hours. inlet pipe arrangement.0 Fire Protection water storage tanks shall be constructed of noncombustible materials.

FSS No: 2.0 Fire pumps shall be listed for service or approved by an authority acceptable to the Qatar Civil Defence. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: FIRE PROTECTION WATER SUPPLIES Item Provisions prevent the ingress of insects.1 Notes 6. 7.0 Fire pumps shall be sized and selected in accordance with the NFPA 20 to meet the single largest system demand. 2008 QCDFSS-2.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.10 Fire Protection Water Supplies Rev B Revision B Page 2 of 1 . Paul Khoo Date: Prepared by: 27 March. Performance curves on which the system curve and duty point shall be submitted together with hydraulic calculations with the fire protection plans fire safety submission.

3A PROVISION OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Occupancy Total Floor Area per Storey (m2 / ft2) Type of System Residential Single Storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 storeys but less than 23m habitable height High rise Dormitories & Hostels Single Storey 2 Storeys or more Healthcare Occupancies Single Storey 2 Storeys or more with stay-in facilities 2 Storeys or more without stayin facilities Hotels & Serviced Apartments Single Storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 storeys Business Occupancies Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Mercantile Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Industrial Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Assembly Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Storage Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys No limit 400 and greater Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not required Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual and Automatic 400 (subject to QCDD approval) Manual Only 200 (subject to QCDD approval) Manual Only Not relevant Manual and Automatic 400 200 Not relevant Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic 400 (subject to QCDD approval) Manual Only 200 (subject to QCDD approval) Manual Only Not relevant Manual and Automatic 400 200 Not relevant 400 200 Not relevant Revision B Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Page 3 of 1 QCDFSS-2. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS TABLE 6.10 Fire Protection Water Supplies Rev B .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

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Applicable Codes 2.0 Each water tank shall have the following minimum attachments.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. These drawings shall clearly indicate size and allowances for fittings. one diameter larger than the inlet pipe All pipe and other openings into the tank shall be fitted with devices to prevent the ingress of insects.1 1. any allowances and the clear volume of water available for use by the fire protection systems. The net effective capacity of the tanks(s) shall be sized to meet the minimum duration of flow for the fire protection systems determined in accordance with the applicable fire codes. overflow pipe. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PROTECTION WATER SUPPLIES Item Provision FSS No: Notes 2. The net effective capacity of the water tank shall be verified on the fire protection plans of the fire safety submission. In any case it shall not be less than the size of the Kharamaa supply pipe.10_Fire Protection Water Supplies Rev B Page 1 of 2 . Each compartment shall be not more than 50%. They shall be constructed with compartments that allow maintenance without impairment to the system. suction pipe and fittings. Attachments QCDFSS-2. inlet pipe arrangement. freeboard. • Automatic infill such that the tank may be refilled from empty within a time period of 6 hours.0 3.0 Capacity 5. • Visual water level indicator of non combustible construction • Balance valve • Drain valve having a minimum size shall be 80mm nominal diameter • Suction connections • Test return pipe(s) • Overflow pipe of minimum size.0 Tank Construction 4. The effective capacity shall also be clearly indicated on the tank in lettering of a minimum height of 100 mm.0 Water Supplies quantities shall be determined with the use of the fire code including the QCD Particular Requirements and the NFPA Water supplies shall be secure and dedicated for fire protection use only Fire Protection water storage tanks shall be constructed of non-combustible materials.

2008 QCDFSS-2. Performance curves on which the system curve and duty point shall be submitted together with hydraulic calculations with the fire protection plans fire safety submission. 7.1 6. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PROTECTION WATER SUPPLIES Item Provision FSS No: Notes 2. Fire pumps shall be sized and selected in accordance with the NFPA 20 to meet the single largest system demand.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.10_Fire Protection Water Supplies Rev B Page 2 of 2 .0 Prepared by Paul Khoo Date: 27 March.0 Fire pumps shall be listed for service or approved by an authority acceptable to the Qatar Civil Defence.

0 Smoke-Stop Lobbies may be ventilated by one of the following methods: • Natural Ventilation (i) Permanent fixed ventilation openings in the external wall of the lobby.0 Methods of Ventilation and their Requirements (ii) (iii) age 1 of 3 .2. Use of Air/Light Wells: Permanent fixed ventilation opening to an air well that is open to the sky above is permitted provided it has an area of not less than 10m2 or 0.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. The floor shall be graded away from the lift door towards the lobby entrance door with a minimum slope of 1 in 200. This shall also apply to staircase serving more than 4 basements. shall be maintained as common property. The floor area of Smoke Stop Lobbies shall be not less than 3m2. Any air/light well used to satisfy these requirements shall have a minimum dimension not be less than 3m. whichever is the greater. where Cross-Ventilated Corridors leading to the Smoke-Stop Lobbies are provided and where the corridors' fixed ventilation openings in at least 2 external walls are not less than 50% of the area of the corridor walls. All Fire Lifts shall be provided with a Fire Fighting Lobby. and no part of the floor area of the corridor is more than 13m from the ventilation openings. its floor area shall not smaller than 6m2 having no dimension smaller than 2m. the openings shall be located not more than 9m from any point in the lobby. Alternatively. and if the lobby also serves as a Fire Fighting Lobby. Such ventilation openings shall have an area of not less than 15% of the floor area of the lobby and in the case of large lobbies.0 Purpose of smoke-stop lobby Dimension of smoke-stop lobby 3. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: SMOKE STOP LOBBIES AND FIRE FIGHTING LOBBIES FOR EXIT STAIRCASES Item 1. 4. Smoke Stop lobbies.doc FSS No: 2. including Fire Fighting Lobbies act as buffer spaces for entry into the protected staircases to ensure smoke and toxic gasses do not enter the staircase shaft and spread vertically.33m2 for each 1m of height of the of the air/light well. natural ventilation) of any building or part of a building of more than four storeys above ground level shall be through a lobby that is separated from the adjoining areas of building by a wall having a fire resistance of at least 1 hour.13_Exit Staircases Lobbies_Rev A.0 Provisions Entry at every storey to an exit staircase without opening to natural light and ventilation (i.e. The enclosure walls to QCDFSS-2. and are used by fire fighters during emergencies.2. ventilation of the Smoke-Stop Lobbies may be omitted.13 Remarks Definition of smoke-stop lobby 2.

Exit staircases that are located internally are provided with pressure differential of up to 50 Pa above the ambient pressures in the access corridors and in no case shall the pressure differential be less than 25 Pa in buildings not fitted with automatic sprinklers or fitted with partial sprinkler protection. Where their proximity is within 3m or relative location is less than 180º.doc 10m 11m 12m age 2 of 3 .13_Exit Staircases Lobbies_Rev A.2.2. exit staircases and toilets. guidance shall be sought from the QCD.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. may be located abutting an air/light wells (open to the sky) having the minimum dimensions from the table below. and not less than 12. The pressure in the lobby shall however be less than the pressure in the exit staircase. 5. Mechanical Ventilation Systems fans shall be provided with 100% standby.5 Pa in buildings fitted with sprinklers (fully). Maximum Habitable Height of Building Minimum Clear Width of Airwell FSS No: 2. or Exit staircases located along the perimeter walls of the building are provided with uninterrupted external ventilation openings of not less than 50% of wall area of the staircase at each storey level. or Exit staircases having wall openings as described above. no other openings are permitted. Openings to toilets from different fire compartments shall not be directly opposing another. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: SMOKE STOP LOBBIES AND FIRE FIGHTING LOBBIES FOR EXIT STAIRCASES Item Provisions the air well shall have the appropriate minimum fire resistance level of the Smoke-Stop Lobbies served.13 Remarks • Omission of smoke stop lobby is allowed • • 18m 24m 36m QCDFSS-2.0 • Smoke-Stop Lobbies may be omitted from buildings exceeding 4 storeys but with a habitable height of less than 28m above the level of exit discharge provided the following requirements are met. • Mechanical Ventilation A fan or system of fans shall provide a minimum of 10 air changes per hour. Except for ventilation openings serving the smoke-stop lobbies.

The enclosure of a Fire Fighting Lobby shall have a minimum Fire Resistance Level of 1 hour fire resistance (structural. A fire lift shall be adjacent and accessible to an exit staircase and provided with a fire fighting lobby at each storey. integrity and insulation) Entry at basement 8. Fire Fighting Lobbies shall be ventilated as prescribed in 4. 7. Where the internal exit staircase.0 Fire Fighting Lobbies Prepared by: Amended by: Yeo Swee Khiank & Paul Khoo Paul Khoo Date: 9 March 2008 Date: 8 April 2009 QCDFSS-2.0 In a building comprising more than 1 basement storey.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: SMOKE STOP LOBBIES AND FIRE FIGHTING LOBBIES FOR EXIT STAIRCASES Item Provisions Maximum Habitable Height of Building Minimum Clear Width of Airwell FSS No: 2. Where the exit staircase is adjacent to a Fire Lift.2.doc age 3 of 3 .13_Exit Staircases Lobbies_Rev A. which is provided with pressurisation.13 Remarks 48m 60m and above 6. exceeds the habitable height of 28m. it shall be required to serve as a Fire Fighting Lobby. entry at every basement storey level to at least one of the exit staircases serving the basement storeys shall be through a Smoke Stop Lobby and where only one Smoke Stop lobby is provided.0 13m 14m Omission of smoke stop lobby is not allowed Omission of Smoke Stop Lobby will not be permitted for the following situations: • • • Where the building exceeds 4 storeys and belongs to place of public resort regardless of the habitable height.2.0 above.

Single Exits_Rev B. Civil Defence Department allows the provision of single exit staircase for buildings with habitable height not more than 28m provided the following conditions are met: a.doc Revision B Page 1 of 1 .5_Apartments . and h. corridors and shared facilities. and c. Travel distance from the most remote exit door to the exit staircase from each apartment or penthouse shall not exceed 15 m. and e. and b.0 Provisions In consideration of small residential apartment or penthouse development facing the constraints of limited land area. The single exit staircase shall serve not more than four apartments or penthouses at each storey level.5 Notes QCDFSS-2. basement car parks. Provision of exits from each residential apartment or penthouse shall comply with the NFPA requirements. and g. Apartment Buildings with a highest habitable height below 28m not constructed from non-combustible materials having a minimum fire resistance rating of 1 hour. QATAR 03-Jun-09 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: APARTMENT BUILDINGS – SINGLE EXITS Item 1. Approach from the exit door of residential apartment or penthouse to the fire fighting lobby /smoke-stop lobby shall be through pressurised corridor. and with 4 or more storeys. storage areas etc.4. and f. common areas.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. a fully automatic electrically supervised sprinkler system shall be provided for kitchens. Approach to the exit staircase shall be through pressurised fire fighting/smoke-stop lobby of minimum 10 air changes per hour. The exit door of the apartment or penthouse shall be of minimum 1-hour fire resistance rating. Exit staircase shall comply with the requirements of NFPA for exit staircases. and d. FSS No: 2.4.

non-load bearing wall. Prepared by: 2. In Qatar. not exceeding 8m in height.1 Portable cabins are commonly used to construct modular buildings with the consideration of its mobility and readiness. They are often seen. External walls External wall shall have minimum Class A surfaces in accordance with NFPA 285 if that wall is: a. The codes that govern the construction of portable cabin are the exact same codes that govern the construction of any permanent building. Particular Requirements The following requirements shall be noted when portable cabin is proposed: 1. alone or in groups. all portable cabins shall be constructed in accordance with NFPA 5000. Plastisol coated galvanized steel cladding is allowed for external wall. and c.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Underfloor thermal insulation slabs It shall have a Class B surface spread of flame rating. Roof Minimum roof covering classification shall be in accordance with Table 38. Internal wall and combined ceiling and floor assembly (from underside) It shall have one-hour fire resistance. and b. as temporary site offices on construction site (where they are often stacked two high with metal stairs to reach the upper level). QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: PORTABLE CABIN Background FSS No: 3.2. Non-combustible materials shall be used for all external cladding and wall internal linings to minimise potential fire load. Yeo Swee Khiank Date: 21st April 2008 1 of 1 .2 of NFPA 5000. situated 3m or more from the relevant boundary.

1 Notes 2.0 7.15.0 10. For buildings with a habitable height of more than 28m. 10.5 Name of supplier Fire resistance rating Date of painting Next date of re-painting Caution note “Caution: No other paint/coating shall be applied to the surfaces steel members protected by intumescent paint system” Revision A FSD DS No: 3.0 QCDFSS-3.0 Provisions Intumescent paints are permitted for use on structural steel members of buildings of all purpose groups with the exception of purpose groups VI (Factories) and VIII (Storage) to achieve the required fire resistance.0 4. In addition to the performance requirements such as but not limited to.15. For buildings with a habitable height of not more than 28m. fire resistance and flame spread indices. the use of intumescent paints shall comply with the provisions stated hereunder.0 3. Intumescent paints shall also be subjected to weathering tests as detailed in BS8202: Part 2: 1992.0 9.3 10.0 8. A sign depicting the following minimum information shall be fixed at a conspicuous location. Fire test for fire resistance performance shall be conducted on specimens after the weather tests.0 5.2 10. a fire safety report shall be submitted together with the building plans. If the building’s habitable height exceeds 28m.4 10.doc Page 1 of 2 . Intumescent Paints shall be subjected to and pass fire resistance testing as detailed in BS 476: Part 20/21 or its equivalent.1_Intumescent Paints. intumescent paints are allowed to be used to protect steel columns and beams. The fire resistance rating of the tested specimen shall not be les than 75% of the original prototype.0 6.1 10.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. intumescent paints are permitted for use only on structural steel beams. QATAR PROVISION FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Material: INTUMESCENT PAINTS Item 1. excluding load transfer beams. The project Qualified Person shall submit a separate set of plans indicating the locations of the structural steel members that are proposed to be coated with intumescent paint. Intumescent Paints shall be listed by a QCCD approved testing authority.

1_Intumescent Paints.15.3 13. the following shall be complied with.doc Revision A Page 2 of 2 . shall carry out regular inspection checks to ensure that the intumescent paint coatings re not damage or tampered with. 12. The building plans shall be accompanied by the Qualified Person’s declaration as to whether the existing columns and beams coated with intumescent paint are or will be affected. assisted by the Fire Safety Manager. QATAR PROVISION FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Material: INTUMESCENT PAINTS Item 11.15. Records of inspection shall be properly kept.1 The owner or tenant.1 Notes 12. 12. In the situation where the appointment of a Fire Safety Manager is not required. for example Apartment Buildings. the building management shall undertake the responsibility.2 12. There shall be no flammable or combustible material stored within the vicinity of any structural steel members protected by intumescent paint Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 12 December. The fire safety report shall be updated accordingly.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. FSD DS No: 3. shall engage a Qualified Person who shall submit building plans to the QCD. 2006 QCDFSS-3. For addition and alteration works in a building where structural steel members are protected by intumescent paint. Written certification from the Qualified Person stating that he has supervised the application of the coating system(s) shall be provided. if any. Provisions The Fire Safety Manager.

Compliance Alternative test methods and Standards such as AS. On approval a QCD certificate for the External Cladding material will be issued to the submitting party.0 above shall comply NFPA 5000 Code Chapter 37. 1.0 above shall be identified on submission and otherwise exempt from this requirement.2_External Cladding Material. The manufacturer shall have certified an ISO 9001 compliant QMS. ECMs complying with 1. Details of the ECM's approval and listings. Submissions shall include copies of relevant test reports and details on the proposed fixings used to secure the material to the building. An example of non-combustible cladding material compliant with this standard is corrugated aluminum core panels. ECM not complying with 1. QCD Approved External Cladding materials that are combustible must be submitted to the QCD for review and approval.doc Page 1 of 1 . BSI and ISO may be used to verify compliance in test reports provided the method of testing is demonstrated to be equivalent and verifies an equal or better fire performance result to those nominated in the NFPA 5000 Chapter 37.0 External Cladding Material (ECM) fixed to buildings shall be Application non-combustible and shall be composed of environmentally friendly materials and substances.0 3. Alternative Test Methods 2.2 Definitions Certification External Cladding material must be tested by an approved 3rd party test laboratory. its method of fixing and the extent of usage shall be included in the building approval submissions for compliance verification.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.0 Details to be included in BP submission QCDFSS-3. QATAR 22-Jul-09 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: EXTERNAL CLADDING MATERIAL Item Provision FSS No: Notes 3.0 4.

2.1. Any exterior wall of a building or a separated part of a building shall (i) be constructed wholly of non-combustible materials apart from any external finishes which complies with Chapter 37 of NFPA 5000 or any internal lining/finishes which complies with Chapter 10 of NFPA 500.1 Exceptions The above-mentioned requirements for non-combustibility of exterior walls shall not apply to the external wall of a building or separated part of a building containing one. whichever is greater b. The flame spread and smoke development of these exterior walls shall also have a Class A rating in accordance with NFPA 255 based on the maximum intended use. situated 3m or more from the relevant boundary. not exceeding 8m in height.3.2. 2.and twofamily dwelling if that wall is: a.1 of NFPA 5000. and c. and b. 3.1 and Table 7.5.2 Notes QFSS-3. and (ii) be so constructed as to attain the fire resistance based Table 7. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: FSS No: NON-LOAD BEARING EXTERIOR WALL Item 1. shall comply with the provisions of above-mentioned sub-clause (a).0 Provisions General Requirements of Exterior Walls shall be as follows: a.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.2. Any beam or column forming part of an exterior wall and any structure carrying an exterior wall which is required to be constructed of non-combustible material.2 2.5. non-load bearing wall.2_Exterior Non Load Bearing Walls_Rev A Revision C Page 1 of 1 .0 2.3 The proposed exterior wall shall be tested in accordance with NFPA 285.

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6m-width fire fighting appliance access/access road to the building shall be provided. 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. In addition to access road, fire engine hardstanding of 6m x 15m (minimum), with longer side parallel to the façade of the building shall be provided. The hardstanding shall withstand the stationary load of a 45-ton fire appliance. Access opening shall be provided along the external wall of building fronting the fire engine hardstanding to provide access to the building for fire fighting and rescue operations. Hardstanding is not required for residential building such as bungalow. Semi-detach and terrace houses regardless of building height. For landed residential development with shared communal facilities, there is need of fire fighting appliance access road. The maximum travel distance from the fire engine pump appliance to every point on the project plan area of any building shall be 60m.

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Fire engine hardstanding shall be laid on the level platform or if on an incline, the gradient shall not exceed 1:15. Fire engine hardstanding and access roads shall have an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 4.5 m. Public road can serve as fire engine hardstanding provided the location of such public roads is in compliance wit the requirements of distance from access opening. Fire engine hardstanding and access road shall be kept clear of obstructions and other parts of the building, plants, trees or other fixtures shall not obstruct the path between the fire engine hardstanding and access opening. The inner radius of turning facility for the fire engine hardstanding and access road shall be minimum 7m. Dead-end fire department access roads in excess of 46 m in length shall be provided with approved provisions for the fire apparatus to turn around. All corners of fire engine hardstanding shall be marked. Marking of corners shall be in contrasting colour to the ground surfaces or finishes. Fire engine hardstanding provided on turfed area must be marked with contrasting object (preferably reflective) that is visible at night. The markings are to be at an interval not more than 2m apart and shall be provided on both sides of the fire engine hardstanding Side post displaying the wordings ‘Fire Engine Access – Keep Clear’ shall be provided at the entrance of the fire engine hardstanding. Size of wordings shall not be less than 50mm.

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EXTERNAL ACCESS TO SITE AND BUILDING
Item Provisions

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wall and with wordings “Fire Fighting Access – Do Not Obstruct” of at least 25mm height on the internal side. Annex A Building Type – Institutional, Office, Shop and Place of Public Resort Gross floor area of largest floor Minimum 1/6 perimeter (min 15m) 2000m2 to 4000m2 ¼ perimeter >4000m2 to 8000m2 ½ perimeter 2 2 >8000m to 16000m ¾ perimeter >16000m2 Island site access Building protected throughout by automatic sprinkler system Minimum 1/6 perimeter (min 15m) 2 2 4000m to 8000m ¼ perimeter >8000m2 to 16000m2 ½ perimeter ¾ perimeter >16000m2 to 32000m2 >32000m2 Island site access Building Type – Factory and Storage Gross cubicle extend of the building Minimum 1/6 perimeter (min 15m) 3 >28400m ¼ perimeter >56800m3 ½ perimeter >85200m3 ¾ perimeter >113600m3 Island site access Building protected throughout by automatic sprinkler system Minimum 1/6 perimeter (min 15m) >56800m3 ¼ perimeter >113600m3 ½ perimeter >170400m3 ¾ perimeter >227200m3 Island site access

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QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex B Access opening BI Fire engine hardstanding Fire engine access road 4 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex C 6m 5 of 16 .

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex D 6 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex E 7 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex F 8 of 16 .

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex G 9 of 16 .

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex H 10 of 16 .

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex I 11 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex J 12 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex K 13 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex L 14 of 16 .

QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex M 15 of 16 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex N 16 of 16 .

0 Provisions Fire Hydrants shall be provided external to buildings and spaced such that no part of any building is more than 50m from the nearest hydrant.4 Notes No of Hydrants 3. FSS No: 4. Each hydrant shall be provided with its own isolating gate valve.0 7. 2007 QCDFSS-4. The latest edition of the NFPA 24 Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances shall be applied for the approval of Fire Safety Plans and subject to the following. The water supply shall be capable of providing the above minimum requirements for a minimum duration of 30 minutes. Water Supplies shall be sufficient to provide 50 psi at the hydraulically most remote fire hydrant flowing a minimum of 500 gpm.1. The adequacy of the water supply to meet the above minimum requirements shall be documented and submitted for review at plan approval stage and shall demonstrated at final inspection. The lowest point of the valve pit shall be no more than 1m below the surrounding grade.doc Revision D Page 1 of 1 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: PRIVATE FIRE HYDRANTS Item 1.2 Hydraulic Calculation Procedure. will not isolate more than one building.0 Type 5. an approved pressure regulating device shall be fitted to the outlet of the hose connection.0 9. For low hazard developments the hydrants may be supplied from the potable water supply network provided that all the criteria above are met and the distribution piping is configured such that isolation of any section of the piping to enable repairs to a break.0 2.4-01_Private Hydrants_Rev D. The minimum flow rate shall be increased by 250 gpm for every additional hydrant up to a maximum of 1.0 Pipe size Maximum working pressure 8. paragraph 5-9. Where the pressure at the hose connection exceeds 175 psi.250 gpm.0 4.0 Flow rate 6. Such gate valve shall be located in a pit at the base of the hydrant and shall be listed for such service.0 Low hazard developments Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 28 October. Hydrants shall be wet or dry barrel type with a minimum 4” nominal diameter barrel and two 2½” instantaneous fire hose connections. The inlet pressure shall not exceed the device’s working pressure. Hydraulic calculations shall be performed as prescribed in NFPA 14.0 Water capacity 10.

0 3.0 Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 03 April.1. 2008 QCDFSS-6.doc Revision A Page 1 of 1 .01_Fire Protection Pipe Rev A.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Below ground piping shall meet the minimum standards listed in NFPA 24. malleable iron.1. ferrous piping or copper tubing with suitable approved fittings and jointing shall be used for fire protection systems. Other types of material that are listed for fire protection service may be permitted subject to QCDD approval.1 manufacturing Standards for Underground Piping. FSS No: 6. Table 10.3.01 Notes Materials 2. Aboveground piping shall meet the minimum standards listed in NFPA 13.0 Quality 4. Table 6. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PROTECTION PIPES Item 1.1 Pipe or Tube Materials and Dimensions.0 Provisions Only cast iron.

0 Provisions Fire alarm systems shall be provided for all buildings and structure that provide public access.3A Fire alarm systems shall be of the conventional type or of the analogue addressable type or a combination of both. an Indicating Mimic Panel shall be provided incorporating the Zone Chart.0 3. Zone Charts shall be detailed and included with the fire safety plans submission for approval by the QCDD. They shall be certified for use in Qatar by the QCDD. The Indicating Mimic Panels shall use red coloured LED’s to indicate in the case of Analogue Addressable Systems. Manual Call Points shall be located within 1. location of and the initiating device that is in alarm. Manual Call Points Cabling 8.0 NFPA 72 4. The type of system (manual/ automatic-manual) shall be as prescribed in Table 6.03_Fire Alarm Systems Rev C. Wiring shall be in accordance in accordance with the NFPA72. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Item 1. FSS No: 6. it shall be the responsibility of the engineer endorsing the fire safety plans to obtain clarification from the QCDD.0 Power Supplies QCDFSS-6. all fire zones in which the fire alarm(s) originated.000 m2 or greater or has 3 fire Panel zones or more.3 Notes Where and what is required Types 2. Power Supplies Operating voltage shall be Extra Low Voltage. Where ambiguities in either these requirements or the NFPA 72 exist.doc Page 1 of 5 . the type and location of all initiating devices on that floor and a “YOU ARE HERE” indication.0 Standalone Panels Repeater Panel Zone Chart 6. All fire alarm systems shall have a Main Control Panel and a Main Indicating Mimic Panel. they shall be provided with mechanical protection. the location of all fire zones.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.0 10.0 System architecture 5. Each building shall either have its own standalone Panel or a Repeater Control Panel from which all features of the fire alarm system located in or associated with the building can be controlled Each floor of every building shall as a minimum have a Zone Chart that clearly depicts using colours and symbols. Fire Alarm Systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with the NFPA 72 except as clearly modified by these requirements. These shall be located such that no part of any floor is further than 30m from the nearest Manual Call Point. The Main Indicating Mimic Panel shall use red coloured LED’s to indicate graphically the building.0 9. all initiating devices in alarm and in the case of conventional systems. the floor.5 m of each fire exit.0 7. Where cables are exposed and subject to possible damage from normal use of the occupancy.0 Indicating Mimic Where the floor area of the building is 1.

4 10.1 Provisions Primary Power Supply shall be an ac supply from an authorized electricity provider and shall be exclusive to the alarm system. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Item 10. The primary power supply should be from eth building emergency mains supply if such supply is available. The primary power supply shall be direct from the electrical distribution board and the circuit shall not be used for any other purpose.5 Battery Capacity The storage battery used to power the alarm system shall be such that in the event of primary power supply failure. it shall also be capable of supplying the full emergency evacuation alarm load for a period of at least 10 minutes.03_Fire Alarm Systems Rev C.doc Page 2 of 5 . to supply emergency evacuation alarms. A battery charger of appropriate type and rating shall be provided to keep the storage batteries under constant voltage charge. The protective isolating device controlling this circuit shall be clearly labeled to indicate that it controls the fire alarm system. Battery capacity sizing shall include the load controlling the operation of Battery Capacity QCDFSS-6. The charger shall incorporate automatic control features with output designed to charge and maintain the batteries within the limits specified by the battery manufacturer. It shall be capable of operating the alarm system in the event of failure of the primary power supply and vice versa. A fault warning shall be given in the event of failure of either primary or secondary power supply. It shall terminate inside the fire alarm panel or its integral power supply unit. Thereafter it shall be capable of supplying the additional load resulting from an alarm originating in two separate zones for a period of half an hour and if utilized.3 Notes Primary Power Supply Secondary Power Supply shall be in the form of storage batteries. Fault Indications Battery Charger 10. 10.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. The charger shall be designed and rated to so that a battery discharged to its final voltage can be recharged to at least 80% of its rated capacity within 24 hours and its rated capacity within another 48 hours.2 FSS No: 6. the battery is capable of maintaining the system in normal working condition for at least for at least 24 hours.3 10. taking into account any quiescent load imposed by the associated system. with an Secondary Power Supply automatic charger. No external intermediary switch shall be provided between the protective isolation device at the electrical distribution board and the fire alarm panel/integral power supply unit.

3 Notes Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 10 September.doc Page 3 of 5 . 2007 QCDFSS-6. lift homing.03_Fire Alarm Systems Rev C. but not limited to that equipment required for control of air handling equipment. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Item Provisions ancillary equipment for example.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. pressurization fans and fire suppression equipment. FSS No: 6.

doc .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.03_Fire Alarm Systems Rev C. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS TABLE 6.3A PROVISION OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS Occupancy Total Floor Area per Storey (m2 / ft2) Type of System Residential Single Storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 storeys but less than 28m habitable height High rise Dormitories & Hostels Single Storey 2 Storeys or more Healthcare Occupancies Single Storey 2 Storeys or more with stay-in facilities 2 Storeys or more without stay-in facilities Hotels & Serviced Apartments Single Storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 storeys Business Occupancies Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Mercantile Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Industrial Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys Assembly Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys No limit 400 and greater Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not required Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant 400 (subject to QCDD approval) 200 (subject to QCDD approval) Not relevant 400 200 Not relevant 400 (subject to QCDD approval) 200 (subject to QCDD approval) Not relevant 400 200 Not relevant Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic Page 4 of 5 QCDFSS-6.

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.03_Fire Alarm Systems Rev C. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Storage Single storey 2 to 4 Storeys More than 4 Storeys 400 200 Not relevant Manual Only Manual Only Manual and Automatic QCDFSS-6.doc Page 5 of 5 .

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. the individual materials' heat content.0 Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 400mm but not exceeding 800mm in depth and containing combustible material shall be protected by sprinklers installed on the extended basis.doc Revision B Page 1 of 1 .04_Sprinklers Voids_Rev B.0 height <400mm 400mm<height< 800mm and no combustible material 4. a table listing all materials with their flame spread index (not to exceed 25) determined through testing in accordance with NFPA 255 (test reports to be included). The total heat content within the concealed space which shall not exceed 11. Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 800mm in depth not containing combustible materials shall be protected by sprinkler installed on the extended basis.0 Prepared by: Yeo Swee Khiank & Paul Khoo Date: 18 February. The Audit shall be subject to review and approval by the QCD and shall include a coordinated services drawing(s) of the space in question with a section drawing. Definition 2. Sprinkler protection may be omitted where the space is subdivided by fire and draught stops at intervals not exceeding 15m in any direction.04 Notes 1.0 Ceiling and floor spaces shall mean all concealed spaces between floors (or concrete slab roofs and floor) measured between the soffit to the top of the lined ceiling or between the top of the floor to the underside of the raised floor Concealed ceiling and floor spaces not exceeding 400mm in depth need not be protected by sprinkler Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 400mm but not exceeding 800mm in depth and do not contain combustible material need not be protected by sprinklers subject to submission of an Material Audit of the contents of the space undertaken and endorsed by the responsible engineer. 400mm<height< 800mm and has combustible material >800mm and has no combustible material >800mm and has combustible material 5. Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 800mm in depth containing combustible material shall be fully protected by sprinklers in accordance with the requirement for the particular hazard. 2009 QCDFSS-6.356 kJ/m2 (1. The responsible engineer shall also confirm and verify that measures are implemented to ensure that the space remains as originally intended and there will be no fire load accumulation. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Material: SPRINKLERS IN CONCEALED CEILING AND RAISED FLOOR SPACES Item Provisions FSS No: 6.0 6.000 Btu/ft2).0 3.

A manual mechanical means of discharging the required agent shall be provided on the storage container. The Control Panel shall be located external to the protected enclosure and located near the main entrance to the protected enclosure. Gas discharge shall only occur after a predetermined time delay to be approved by the QCD. installation and testing of Clean Agent Systems shall be in accordance with these regulations and the NFPA 2001.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.5m of the main entrance. At least one Manual Release Push Button shall be provided external to the protected enclosure and mounted within 1. Operation of the Manual Push Button shall cause instant release of the clean agent. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: CLEAN AGENT SYSTEMS Item Provisions FSS No: 6. The time delay shall be interrupted by the operation of the Abort Switch and shall re-commence on release of the Abort Switch. Subject to the size and configuration of the protected enclosure. more than one Applicable Codes and regs 2 3 4 Location of storage containers 5 Mechanical actuation Automatic operation Control Panel 6 7 8 Gas discharge delay timer to allow occupants escape 9 Manual Release 8 Abort Switch QCDFSS-6.08 Notes 1 The design.08_Clean Agent Systems Rev B. Clean Agent storage containers shall not be stored within the protected enclosure. The use of CO2 is prohibited without specific approval from the QCD. Only clean agents specifically approved by the Qatar Civil Defence shall be used. Gas Discharged and Fault indications on the Main Panel. An Abort Switch that interrupts the countdown delay timer shall be provided within the protected enclosure and mounted within 1.5m of the main entrance. Clean Agent systems shall be operated automatically by a QCD approved automatic detection system. Subject to the size and configuration of the protected enclosure. The minimum delay shall be 20 seconds. more than one Manual Release push button may be required. Such approval will only be granted on the basis of a formal engineering analysis that concludes to the satisfaction of the QCD. The Control Panel shall be connected to the Buildings Main Fire Alarm Panel and shall provide Alarm.doc Revision B Page 1 of 2 . They shall be easily accessible from the main entrance of the protected enclosure. that alternative clean agents are not able to satisfactorily extinguish the fire.

in the absence of sprinkler protection. The enclosure test must be witnessed by the QCD. The test must be conducted by a qualified tester acceptable to the QCD. The test shall verify the ability of the protected enclosure to maintain the minimum design concentration for 10 minutes. must be constructed from 2 hour fire resistant elements. Subject to the location of the enclosure. ventilation system to purge the gas after discharge may be required by the QCD. 9 "DO NOT ENTER . All enclosures protected by Clean Agents systems must be subjected to an Enclosure Integrity Test. 10 All enclosures protected by clean agent systems that are required by code to be provided with an extinguishing system. The illumination shall be activated by a pressure switch fitted to the discharge piping. It shall be visible at all times of the day. This is a pre-condition for issue of the building's fire safety certificate. Release of the Abort Switch shall reset the countdown timer to gas discharge. Due consideration shall be given to this aspect of the system. The lettering shall be a minimum of 50mm high.08 Notes Abort Switch may be required. Paul Khoo Date: Gas Discharge signage Enclosure considerations 11 12 Prepared by: 13 August. "EVACUATE NOW – GAS DISCHARGE" illuminated signs shall be provided above the exits of the protected enclosure.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. It shall be visible at all times of the day. 2009 QCDFSS-6. its integrity (to be verified through testing) and the type and nature of the clean agent used. Illumination shall be activated by on commencement of the discharge time delay.doc Revision B Page 2 of 2 . Continuous operation of the Abort Switch shall be required to interrupt the countdown timer. The lettering shall be a minimum of 50mm high.08_Clean Agent Systems Rev B. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: CLEAN AGENT SYSTEMS Item Provisions FSS No: 6.GAS DISCHARGED" illuminated signs shall be external to the protected enclosure and mounted above all entrances so as to be visible to any person entering.

One rising main is provided for one or a series of floors higher than 28m above ground. including any distance up or down a stairway. FSS No: 6. 2.2 Notes Type Number • 3.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: RISING MAIN FOR FIRE FIGHITNG Item 1. On an external wall or a boundary of a building and to be within 18m of the adjacent fire appliance access road. with each rising main serving not more than 930m2 of any floor and subject to all parts of the floor to be within 38m from a landing valve.0 Minimum nominal bore of rising main shall be: • 100mm where the rising main does not exceed 45m in habitable height and only one landing Size 5.0 Number and distribution of rising main shall be as follow: • All parts of any floor not more than 28m above the ground level is within 38m from a landing valve. In the common area and within a protected shaft. Within a smoke-stop lobby b.0 Provisions 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. immediately outside the exit staircase if there is no smoke-stop lobby c. the distance to be measured along a route suitable for hose lines.0 The inlet to the rising main shall be located: a.0 Position of rising mains and associated landing valves shall be located in the following order or priority: a. Inside exit staircase where smoke-stop lobby and common area are not provided Location 4. Each rising main for residential building shall be fitted within a breeching inlet directly at the foot of the Location of Breeching inlet 1 of 6 .

In a conspicuous position readily visible and accessible to the fire fighters. c. This is correspond with the maximum habitable height of 60m.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Yeo Swee Khiank Date: FSS No: 6. The total pressure loss of the dry rising main shall not exceed 6bars based on the design water flow rate. b.4m.2 Notes Prepared by: 18 February 2008 2 of 6 .0 The landing valve of the rising main shall be installed between 1m and 1. As close as possible to the rising main they serve with any connecting pipe between thee inlet and the vertical run of the rising main kept to a minimum and given a fall towards the drain valve. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: RISING MAIN FOR FIRE FIGHITNG Item Provisions same riser stack. 6.

QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex A 3 of 6 Habitable height more than 28m 10m 28m .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex B 28m 28m 23m 4 of 6 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex C <28m 5 of 6 .CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Annex D 10m 6 of 6 .

0 5. Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 800mm in depth not containing combustible materials shall be protected by sprinkler installed on the extended basis. Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 400mm but not exceeding 800mm in depth and containing combustible material shall be protected by sprinklers installed on the extended basis except that the sprinkler protection may not be omitted where the space is subdivided by fire and draught stops at intervals not exceeding 15m in each direction.0 Provisions Ceiling and floor spaces shall mean all concealed spaces between floors (or concrete slab roofs and floor) measured between the underside of the floor (or concrete slab roof) to the top of the lined ceiling or between the top of the floor to the underside of the raised floor Concealed ceiling and floor spaces not exceeding 400mm in depth need not be protected by sprinkler Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 400mm but not exceeding 800mm in depth and not containing combustible materials need not be protected by sprinklers.0 Prepared by: Yeo Swee Khiank & Paul Khoo Date: 08 February.0 6.0 height <400mm 400mm<height< 800mm and no combustible material 400mm<height< 800mm and has combustible material >800mm and has no combustible material >800mm and has combustible material 4. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Material: SPRINKLER IN CONCEALED CEILING AND FLOOR SPACES Item 1.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Concealed ceiling and floor spaces exceeding 800mm in depth containing combustible material shall be fully protected by sprinklers in accordance with the requirement for the particular hazard.4 Notes Definition 2.0 3. FSS No: 6. 2007 r Revision A Page 1 of 1 .

Fire lift shall also be provided with an operational feature at the ground storey to recall the lift back to the ground floor after fire fighter uses it. The following buildings require the provision of standby generating plant for special emergency operations of fire lift: (i) Assembly. or the depth of the basement is more than 9m below the average ground level. The fire fighting lobby shall be of minimum 1 hour fire resistance rating and pressurised to minimum 10 air changes per hour. in which the habitable height exceeds 23m. In any building. all the passenger lifts shall be brought to the designated floor (usually ground storey) and park there with the lift landing doors remaining opened. day-care educational. health care. 4. 5. Fire lift shall be contained within a separate protected shaft or a common protected shaft containing other lifts subject to such other lifts being served at each storey by the fire fighting lobby. business. Prepared by: Yeo Swee Khiank Date: 16th August 2007 1 of 1 . QATAR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: FIRE LIFT FSS No: 6.6. A fire lift shall have access to every habitable floor above or below the designated floor and shall be adjacent and accessible to an exit staircase and be approached by a fire fighting lobby at each storey.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. The power supply to the lift shall be connected to a sub-main circuit exclusive to the lift and independent of any other main or sub-main circuit. 3. there shall be at least one fire lift. 7. The power cables serving the lift installation shall be routed through an area of negligible fire risk. (iii) Mixed developments where the passenger lifts serve both the residential and non-residential floors. in a fire emergency when any one of the fire detection devices or fire alarm systems is activated.3 1. 6. (ii) Residential buildings. mercantile and industrial buildings. Fire lift shall be provided with an operational feature that would enable firemen to cancel first or earlier call which has been inadvertently made to the fire lift during an emergency. 2. For instance. hotel industrial. A lift mainly intended for the transport of goods shall not be designated as a fire lift.

All fire pumps installations must be designed to operate under the conditions of loss of primary power source and mechanical failure. discharge valves. etc. (UL) FM Global LPCB 2. motor. All fire pump configurations are subject to review and specific approval from the QCD is required.doc Page 1 of 2 .0 3. pipe supports and hangar. controller.7_Fire Pumps_ Rev A.0 QCDFSS-6. Current acceptable 3rd party certifiers are: Underwriters Laboratories.. pressure relief valves. engine.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR 23-Jun-09 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PUMPS Item Provision FSS No: Notes 6. All equipment associated with pump installations must be submitted for QCD approval. The certification must be based on a scheme which includes continual surveillance of the manufacturing plant where the fire pumps are manufactured and assembled. All equipment comprising the fire pump set including but not limited to pump. QCD Approved 1. A fire pump installation comprising a duty electric motor driven pump with a standby diesel engine driven pump is deemed to satisfy this requirement. must be listed for their intended use by a 3rd party certification body acceptable to the QCD. Where fire pumps are assembled at a different plant to where they are manufactured then the assembly plant must also be included within the certification and surveillance scheme.7 Definitions Certification Fire pump equipment must be listed and certified by a 3rd party. Fire pump equipment relied upon for satisfaction of fire safety requirements and regulations must be submitted to the QCD for review and approval.0 Fire pumps must be provided for all buildings and structures where Application fire fighting systems are required and installed to ensure adequate flows of water at the minimum required pressures are maintained for the duration of the fire fighting operations. On approval a QCD certificate for the fire pump will be issued to the submitting party. check valves. suction valves.

7 VdS Other 3rd party certifiers not listed above may be submitted for consideration.0 7. Fire pump room The fire pumps' room enclosure must have a 2 hour fire resistance rating.doc Page 2 of 2 . The location of the fire pump room must be agreed with the QCD at DC1 stage. A listed approved flow meter must be provided for each fire pump installation. The ventilation system must draw fresh air directly from outside the building. Safe direct access from outside the building must be provided for the fire pump room.0 A performance curve showing the pumps delivery flows and pressure together with the system demand curve must be provided for each installation. Power supplies for the exhaust fans must be from the Class 1 central emergency generator through fire rated cables having a minimum 2 hour fire resistance rating.0 9. The measurable flow range of the meter must be at least 200% of the minimum required flow.7_Fire Pumps_ Rev A.0 All fire pumps must be capable of providing at least 150% of the required minimum fire fighting water flow at not less than 65% of the minimum pressure required.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. The flow meter must be installed such that its indicator/dial/gauge can be easily seen and read without the aid of step ladders.0 Fire pumps must be enclosed in their own dedicated pump room. 6. Exhaust fans must be rated for hot gasses at 250ºC for 2 hours. Pumps performance curves Flow meter 5. QATAR 23-Jun-09 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PUMPS Item Provision FSS No: Notes 6. 4. The intersection must be the design delivery of the pump system. Where located within a building. scaffolding or other lifting equipment. The flow meter must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and within the listing limitations. Ventilation 8. a separate and dedicated ventilation system must be provided for the fire pump room. The flow meter must be a permanent installation and must not be removed after initial testing and setting into operation of the system. Complete credentials and accreditation in English must be included in any submission for review by the QCD.0 Access QCDFSS-6.

pipe supports and hangar. All fire pumps installations must be designed to operate under the conditions of loss of primary power source and mechanical failure. discharge valves.7_Fire Pumps_Arabic Version of Rev A.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. must be listed for their intended use by a 3rd party certification body acceptable to the QCD. Fire pump equipment relied upon for satisfaction of fire safety requirements and regulations must be submitted to the QCD for review and approval. (UL) FM Global LPCB 2.7 Definitions Certification Fire pump equipment must be listed and certified by a 3rd party. Where fire pumps are assembled at a different plant to where they are manufactured then the assembly plant must also be included within the certification and surveillance scheme. QATAR 09-Sep-09 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PUMPS Item Provision FSS No: Notes 6. A fire pump installation comprising a duty electric motor driven pump with a standby diesel engine driven pump is deemed to satisfy this requirement. The certification must be based on a scheme which includes continual surveillance of the manufacturing plant where the fire pumps are manufactured and assembled. engine. All equipment associated with pump installations must be submitted for QCD approval.0 QCDFSS-6. QCD Approved 1. motor. All equipment comprising the fire pump set including but not limited to pump.0 Fire pumps must be provided for all buildings and structures where Application fire fighting systems are required and installed to ensure adequate flows of water at the minimum required pressures are maintained for the duration of the fire fighting operations. suction valves.. All fire pump configurations are subject to review and specific approval from the QCD is required. On approval a QCD certificate for the fire pump will be issued to the submitting party.doc Page 1 of 4 . controller.0 3. pressure relief valves. Current acceptable 3rd party certifiers are: Underwriters Laboratories. check valves. etc.

QATAR 09-Sep-09 FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject: FIRE PUMPS Item Provision FSS No: Notes 6.7 VdS Other 3rd party certifiers not listed above may be submitted for consideration. A listed approved flow meter must be provided for each fire pump installation. Power supplies for the exhaust fans must be from the Class 1 central emergency generator through fire rated cables having a minimum 2 hour fire resistance rating. 4.7_Fire Pumps_Arabic Version of Rev A. The measurable flow range of the meter must be at least 200% of the minimum required flow.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. Fire pump room The fire pumps' room enclosure must have a 2 hour fire resistance rating. 6. The location of the fire pump room must be agreed with the QCD at DC1 stage. Where located within a building.0 7. The intersection must be the design delivery of the pump system. a separate and dedicated ventilation system must be provided for the fire pump room. Pumps performance curves Flow meter 5. The flow meter must be a permanent installation and must not be removed after initial testing and setting into operation of the system.0 9.0 A performance curve showing the pumps delivery flows and pressure together with the system demand curve must be provided for each installation. The flow meter must be installed such that its indicator/dial/gauge can be easily seen and read without the aid of step ladders.doc Page 2 of 4 .0 Fire pumps must be enclosed in their own dedicated pump room. Ventilation 8. Exhaust fans must be rated for hot gasses at 250ºC for 2 hours.0 All fire pumps must be capable of providing at least 150% of the required minimum fire fighting water flow at not less than 65% of the minimum pressure required. The ventilation system must draw fresh air directly from outside the building.0 Access QCDFSS-6. The flow meter must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and within the listing limitations. Complete credentials and accreditation in English must be included in any submission for review by the QCD. Safe direct access from outside the building must be provided for the fire pump room. scaffolding or other lifting equipment.

‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﺟﻤﻴﻊ اﻟﻮﺛﺎﺋﻖ و اﻟﺸﻬﺎدات اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﻄﻠﻮﺑﺔ و ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻻﻧﻜﻠﻴﺰﻳﺔ ﻋﻨﺪ ﻃﻠﺐ اﻟﻤﻮاﻓﻘﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ أي ﻣﻨﺘﺞ.‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﺟﻤﻴﻊ ﻣﻜﻮﻧﺎت ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﻣﺘﻀﻤﻨﺔ ﻣﻀﺨﺔ اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ، اﻟﻤﺤﺮك اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻲ، ﻣﺤﺮك‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺘﻄﻠﺒﺎت‬ ‫اﻟﺪﻳﺰل، ﻟﻮﺣﺎت اﻟﺘﺤﻜﻢ اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻴﺔ، ﻣﺤﺎﺑﺲ اﻟﻀﻐﻂ، ﻣﺤﺎﺑﺲ اﻟﺪﺧﻮل و اﻟﺨﺮوج، و اﻟﻤﻮاﺳﻴﺮ.‬ ‫و اﻟﻀﻐﻂ‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﺗﺮآﻴﺐ اﻟﺠﻬﺎز ﺑﺼﻮرة واﺿﺤﺔ و ﺳﻬﻠﺔ اﻟﻮﺻﻮل ﻟﻘﺮاءة اﻻﺣﺪاﺛﻴﺎت دون اﻟﺤﺎﺟﺔ‬ ‫ﻻﺳﺘﺨﺪام ﺳﻠﻢ أو ﺳﻘﺎﻻت أو أي ﺷﻲ ﺁﺧﺮ. (UL‬‬ ‫2.‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﺗﺮآﻴﺐ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﻣﺼﻤﻤﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ أﺳﺎس أن ﺗﻌﻤﻞ هﺬﻩ اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت ﻋﻨﺪ‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ﺣﺪوث أي اﻧﻘﻄﺎع ﻓﻲ اﻟﺘﻴﺎر اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻲ اﻷﺳﺎﺳﻲ )اﻟﻤﺼﺪر اﻷوﻟﻲ( أو ﻋﻨﺪ ﺣﺪوث ﻋﻄﻞ أو ﺧﻠﻞ‬ ‫ﻣﻴﻜﺎﻧﻴﻜﻲ.‬ ‫ﻣﻮاﻓﻘﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﻟﻼدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ ﻻﻋﺘﻤﺎدهﺎ و ذﻟﻚ ﺑﻌﺪ اﻟﺘﺄآﺪ ﻣﻦ ﻣﻄﺎﺑﻘﺘﻬﺎ‬ ‫اﻻدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﺸﺮوط و ﻣﺘﻄﻠﺒﺎت اﻷﻣﻦ و اﻟﺴﻼﻣﺔ و اﻷﻧﻈﻤﺔ اﻟﺪاﻋﻤﺔ ﻟﻬﺎ.7_Fire Pumps_Arabic Version of Rev A.ﻣﻀﺨﺔ اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ اﻟﺮﺋﻴﺴﻴﺔ و ﺗﻜﻮن ﻣﺮﺗﺒﻄﺔ ﺑﻤﺤﺮك آﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻲ‬ ‫2.اﻟﺦ ﻣﻌﺘﻤﺪة ﻣﻦ‬ ‫أﺣﺪ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﺎﻟﻴﺔ و ﻳﺠﺐ ﻳﺘﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﺟﻤﻴﻊ هﺬﻩ اﻟﻤﻜﻮﻧﺎت ﻟﻼدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ ﻟﻠﻤﺮاﺟﻌﺔ و‬ ‫اﻟﺪراﺳﺔ و اﻟﻤﻮاﻓﻘﺔ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﺎ )اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات اﻟﻤﻌﺘﻤﺪة ﺣﺎﻟﻴﺎ ﻟﺪى اﻻدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ(:‬ ‫ً‬ ‫1.‬ ‫‪QCDFSS-6.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻷﻣﺮﻳﻜﻲ ‪UL‬‬ ‫2.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻷﻣﺮﻳﻜﻲ ‪FM Global‬‬ ‫3.ﻣﻀﺨﺔ اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ اﻻﺣﺘﻴﺎط و ﺗﻜﻮن ﻣﺮﺗﺒﻄﺔ ﺑﻤﺤﺮك ﻳﻌﻤﻞ ﺑﺎﻟﺪﻳﺰل‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﺟﻤﻴﻊ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﺧﺎﺿﻌﺔ ﻟﻤﺮاﺟﻌﺔ و ﻣﻮاﻓﻘﺔ اﻻدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ.‬ ‫ﻨ‬ ‫ﻣﺆﺷﺮ اﻟﺘﺪﻓﻖ‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻻ ﺗﻘﻞ ﻧﺴﺒﺔ اﻟﻘﻴﺎس ﻓﻲ هﺬا اﻟﺠﻬﺎز ﻋﻦ 002% ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﺪﻓﻖ اﻟﻤﻄﻠﻮب.doc‬‬ ‫4 ‪Page 3 of‬‬ ‫2‬ ‫3‬ ‫3‬ ‫4‬ ‫5‬ ‫6‬ .‫‪CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT‬‬ ‫‪MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR‬‬ ‫90-‪09-Sep‬‬ ‫‪FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS‬‬ ‫‪MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS‬‬ ‫ﻣﻼﺣﻈﺎت‬ ‫ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ‬ ‫م‬ ‫1‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﻣﻌﺘﻤﺪة و ﺣﺎﺻﻠﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺷﻬﺎدة ﻣﻦ أﺣﺪ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﺎﻟﻴﺔ:‬ ‫1.‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﻮﻓﻴﺮ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ و اﻟﻤﻌﺘﻤﺪة ﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ اﻷﺑﻨﻴﺔ و اﻟﻤﻮاﻗﻊ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺘﻄﻠﺐ وﺟﻮد أﻧﻈﻤﺔ إﻃﻔﺎء‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ذﻟﻚ ﻟﻠﺘﺄآﺪ ﻣﻦ ﺗﺄﻣﻴﻦ ﺗﺪﻓﻖ ﻣﻴﺎﻩ آﺎﻓﻲ ﻋﻨﺪ أﻗﻞ ﺿﻐﻂ ﻣﻄﻠﻮب و أن ﺗﺴﺘﻤﺮ ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ ﺗﺪﻓﻖ اﻟﻤﻴﺎﻩ ﺑﺎﻟﻀﻐﻂ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻄﻠﻮب ﻃﻴﻠﺔ ﻓﺘﺮة ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺎت إﻃﻔﺎء اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ..‬ ‫ً‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن هﺬا اﻟﺠﻬﺎز داﺋﻢ اﻟﺘﺮآﻴﺐ و ﻻ ﻳﺠﺐ ﻧﺰﻋﻪ أﺑﺪا ﺑﻌﺪ ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ اﻟﻔﺤﺺ و اﻟﺘﺠﺮﻳﺐ و اﻟﺘﺸﻐﻴﻞ.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻷﻣﺮﻳﻜﻲ)‪Underwriters Laboratories.‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﻗﺎدرة ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﺗﺪﻓﻖ ﻣﺎء ﺑﻨﺴﺒﺔ 051% ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﺪﻓﻖ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻄﻠﻮب و ﺑﻀﻐﻂ ﻻ ﻳﻘﻞ ﻋﻦ 56% ﻣﻦ ﺣﺠﻢ اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺔ.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻷورﺑﻲ ‪VdS‬‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن اﻻﻋﺘﻤﺎد و اﻟﺸﻬﺎدة ﻣﺒﻨﻴﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻧﻈﺎم ﻳﺘﻀﻤﻦ ﻣﺮاﻗﺒﺔ داﺋﻤﺔ ﻣﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ هﺬﻩ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات ﻟﻠﻤﺼﻨﻊ ﺣﻴﺚ ﻳﺘﻢ‬ ‫ﺗﺼﻨﻴﻊ أو ﺗﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ، و إذا آﺎﻧﺖ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﺗﺠ ّﻊ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻜﺎن ﺁﺧﺮ ﻏﻴﺮ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﻣﻜﺎن اﻟﺘﺼﻨﻴﻊ اﻟﻤﻌﺘﻤﺪ ﻣﻦ هﺬﻩ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات ﻓﻴﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﻣﻜﺎن اﻟﺘﺠﻤﻴﻊ )اﻟﻤﺼﻨﻊ( ﺣﺎﺻﻼ أﻳﻀﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺷﻬﺎدة‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫اﻻﻋﺘﻤﺎد اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ و ﻳﺨﻀﻊ أﻳﻀﺎ ﻟﻨﻈﺎم اﻟﻤﺮاﻗﺒﺔ اﻟﺪاﺋﻤﺔ ﻣﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ هﺬﻩ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻟﺒﺮﻳﻄﺎﻧﻲ ‪LPCB‬‬ ‫اﻻﻋﺘﻤﺎد‬ ‫4.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻷﻣﺮﻳﻜﻲ ‪FM‬‬ ‫3.‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻃﺮﻳﻘﺔ اﻗﻼع ﻟﻮﺣﺔ ﺗﺤﻜﻢ اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎء ﻟﻠﻤﺤﺮك هﻲ ﻃﺮﻳﻘﺔ ﺳﺘﺎر دﻟﺘﺎ ‪ Star Delta‬ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎل زادت‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻄﺎﻋﺔ اﻟﻤﺤﺮك اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻲ ﻋﻦ 51 ﺣﺼﺎن )‪(15 HP‬‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﺮآﻴﺐ ﺟﻬﺎز ﻣﺆﺷﺮ اﻟﺘﺪﻓﻖ و اﻟﻀﻐﻂ ﻣﻊ آﻞ ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت و أن ﻳﻜﻮن هﺬا اﻟﺠﻬﺎز ﻣﻌﺘﻤﺪا‬ ‫ً‬ ‫أﻳﻀﺎ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮات اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺬآﻮرة. و ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﺨﻀﻊ ﺗﺮآﻴﺐ هﺬا اﻟﺠﻬﺎز ﻟﺘﻮﺻﻴﺎت و ﺗﻌﻠﻴﻤﺎت‬ ‫ً‬ ‫اﻟﺸﺮآﺔ اﻟﻤﺼ ّﻌﺔ و ﺿﻤﻦ ﺣﺪود ﺷﻬﺎدة اﻻﺧﺘﺒﺎر اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﺨﺎﺻﺔ ﺑﻪ.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻟﺒﺮﻳﻄﺎﻧﻲ ‪LPCB‬‬ ‫4.اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺒﺮ اﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻲ اﻷورﺑﻲ ‪VdS‬‬ ‫أي ﻣﺨﺘﺒﺮات ﻋﺎﻟﻤﻴﺔ أﺧﺮى ﻏﻴﺮ اﻟﻤﺬآﻮرة أﻋﻼﻩ ﻳﻤﻜﻦ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻤﻬﺎ ﻟﻠﻨﻈﺮ ﻓﻴﻬﺎ..‬ ‫ً‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﺗﺼﻤﻴﻢ و ﺗﺮآﻴﺐ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﻣﺒﻨﻴﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ أﺳﺎس أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت ﻣﺆﻟﻔﺔ ﻣﻦ:‬ ‫1.

‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﻜﻮن ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ ﺿﻤﻦ ﻏﺮﻓﺔ ﺧﺎﺻﺔ ﺗﺴﻤﻰ ﻏﺮﻓﺔ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻳﺠﺐ أن‬ ‫ﺗﻜﻮن هﺬﻩ اﻟﻐﺮﻓﺔ ﻣﻘﺎوﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺤﺮﻳﻖ ﻟﻤﺪة ﺳﺎﻋﺘﻴﻦ.‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫7‬ ‫8‬ ‫9‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻬﻮﻳﺔ‬ ‫01‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺪﺧﻞ‬ ‫11‬ ‫اﻟﺼﻴﺎﻧﺔ و‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺸﻐﻴﻞ‬ ‫‪QCDFSS-6.‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﻣﻜﺎن ﻏﺮﻓﺔ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ ﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎ و ﻣﻮاﻓﻘﺎ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ اﻻدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ﻋﻨﺪ ﻣﺮﺣﻠﺔ 1‪. QATAR‬‬ ‫90-‪09-Sep‬‬ ‫‪FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS‬‬ ‫‪MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS‬‬ ‫ﻣﻨﺤﻨﻴﺎت أداء‬ ‫ﻣﻀﺨﺎت‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ‬ ‫ﻏﺮﻓﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻀﺨﺎت‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ‬ ‫• ﻳﺠﺐ ﻋﻤﻞ دراﺳﺔ اﻟﺤﺴﺎﺑﺎت اﻟﻬﻴﺪروﻟﻴﻜﻴﺔ ﻟﻜﻞ ﺗﺮآﻴﺐ ﺗﻈﻬﺮ ﻣﻨﺤﻨﻰ أداء اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت ﻣﻦ ﺣﻴﺚ اﻟﺘﺪﻓﻖ و‬ ‫اﻟﻀﻐﻂ ﻣﺘﻮاﻓﻘﺎ ﻣﻊ ﻣﻌﻄﻴﺎت ﻣﻨﺤﻨﻰ ﻧﻈﺎم اﻻﻃﻔﺎء.‬ ‫ً ً‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﺄﻣﻴﻦ ﻣﺮاوح ﺷﻔﻂ ﻣﻘﺎوﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﻐﺎزات اﻟﺤﺎرة ﺑﺪرﺟﺔ 052 درﺟﺔ ﻣﺌﻮﻳﺔ و ﻟﻤﺪة ﺳﺎﻋﺘﻴﻦ.‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ رﺑﻂ هﺬﻩ اﻟﻤﺮاوح ﺑﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎء ﻣﻦ ﻣﻮﻟﺪ اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎء اﻻﺣﺘﻴﺎﻃﻲ اﻟﻤﺮآﺰي ﻣﻦ اﻟﺼﻨﻒ اﻷول و ذﻟﻚ‬ ‫ﺑﻜﺎﺑﻼت ﻣﻘﺎوﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺤﺮﻳﻖ ﻟﻤﺪة ﻻ ﺗﻘﻞ ﻋﻦ ﺳﺎﻋﺘﻴﻦ.‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﺆﻣﻦ ﻧﻈﺎم اﻟﺘﻬﻮﻳﺔ هﻮاء ﻧﻘﻴﺎ ﻣﺒﺎﺷﺮة ﻣﻦ ﺧﺎرج اﻟﻤﺒﻨﻰ.7_Fire Pumps_Arabic Version of Rev A.‬ ‫ً‬ ‫• و ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﻳﻜﻮن هﺬا اﻟﺘﻮاﻓﻖ هﻮ ﺗﺼﻤﻴﻢ أداء ﻧﻈﺎم اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت.‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﻋﻤﻞ ﻋﻘﺪ ﺻﻴﺎﻧﺔ ﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ و ﻟﻤﺪة ﻻ ﺗﻘﻞ ﻋﻦ ﺧﻤﺴﺔ ﺳﻨﻮات و ذﻟﻚ ﻣﻊ‬ ‫ﺷﺮآﺎت ﻣﺘﺨﺼﺼﺔ و ﻣﻌﺘﻤﺪة ﻣﻦ اﻻدارة اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﻠﺪﻓﺎع اﻟﻤﺪﻧﻲ.‬ ‫ﻋﻨﺪ ﺗﻤﻮﺿﻊ ﻏﺮﻓﺔ اﻟﻤﻀﺨﺎت داﺧﻞ اﻟﻤﺒﻨﻰ، ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﺄﻣﻴﻦ ﻧﻈﺎم ﺗﻬﻮﻳﺔ ﻣﻨﻔﺼﻞ ﻟﻬﺬﻩ اﻟﻐﺮﻓﺔ.doc‬‬ ‫4 ‪Page 4 of‬‬ .‫‪CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT‬‬ ‫‪MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.DC‬‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺿﻤﺎن ﺗﻮﻓﻴﺮ ﻗﻄﻊ ﻏﻴﺎر ﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ و ﻣﻠﺤﻘﺎﺗﻬﺎ و ﻟﻤﺪة ﻻ ﺗﻘﻞ ﻋﻦ ﺧﻤﺲ ﺳﻨﻮات‬ ‫اﺑﺘﺪاء ﻣﻦ ﺗﺎرﻳﺦ ﺗﺴﻠﻴﻢ اﻟﻤﺸﺮوع.‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﺄﻣﻴﻦ ﻣﺪﺧﻞ ﺁﻣﻦ و ﻣﺒﺎﺷﺮ ﻣﻦ ﺧﺎرج اﻟﻤﺒﻨﻰ ﻟﻐﺮﻓﺔ ﻣﻀﺨﺎت اﻟﺤﺮﻳﻖ.

Gas Discharged and Fault indications on the Main Panel. more than one Applicable Codes and regs 2 3 4 Location of storage containers 5 Mechanical actuation Automatic operation Control Panel 6 7 8 Gas discharge delay timer to allow occupants escape 9 Manual Release 8 Abort Switch QCDFSS-6[1]. The Control Panel shall be located external to the protected enclosure and located near the main entrance to the protected enclosure. installation and testing of Clean Agent Systems shall be in accordance with these regulations and the NFPA 2001. They shall be easily accessible from the main entrance of the protected enclosure. Operation of the Manual Push Button shall cause instant release of the clean agent. Clean Agent storage containers shall not be stored within the protected enclosure.08 Notes 1 The design. that alternative clean agents are not able to satisfactorily extinguish the fire. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: CLEAN AGENT SYSTEMS Item Provisions FSS No: 6. Subject to the size and configuration of the protected enclosure. more than one Manual Release push button may be required.5m of the main entrance. Only clean agents specifically approved by the Qatar Civil Defence shall be used.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. The Control Panel shall be connected to the Buildings Main Fire Alarm Panel and shall provide Alarm. Subject to the size and configuration of the protected enclosure. The use of CO2 is prohibited without specific approval from the QCD. At least one Manual Release Push Button shall be provided external to the protected enclosure and mounted within 1. A manual mechanical means of discharging the required agent shall be provided on the storage container. The minimum delay shall be 20 seconds.08_Clean Agent Systems Rev B Revision B Page 1 of 2 . Such approval will only be granted on the basis of a formal engineering analysis that concludes to the satisfaction of the QCD. Clean Agent systems shall be operated automatically by a QCD approved automatic detection system. The time delay shall be interrupted by the operation of the Abort Switch and shall re-commence on release of the Abort Switch.5m of the main entrance. An Abort Switch that interrupts the countdown delay timer shall be provided within the protected enclosure and mounted within 1. Gas discharge shall only occur after a predetermined time delay to be approved by the QCD.

its integrity (to be verified through testing) and the type and nature of the clean agent used. The illumination shall be activated by a pressure switch fitted to the discharge piping. Paul Khoo Date: Gas Discharge signage Enclosure considerations 11 12 Prepared by: 13 August. The enclosure test must be witnessed by the QCD. This is a pre-condition for issue of the building's fire safety certificate. The lettering shall be a minimum of 50mm high. Continuous operation of the Abort Switch shall be required to interrupt the countdown timer. It shall be visible at all times of the day. The test shall verify the ability of the protected enclosure to maintain the minimum design concentration for 10 minutes. Release of the Abort Switch shall reset the countdown timer to gas discharge. All enclosures protected by Clean Agents systems must be subjected to an Enclosure Integrity Test. in the absence of sprinkler protection. must be constructed from 2 hour fire resistant elements. ventilation system to purge the gas after discharge may be required by the QCD.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: CLEAN AGENT SYSTEMS Item Provisions FSS No: 6. 2009 QCDFSS-6[1]. Due consideration shall be given to this aspect of the system.08 Notes Abort Switch may be required. Illumination shall be activated by on commencement of the discharge time delay. 10 All enclosures protected by clean agent systems that are required by code to be provided with an extinguishing system. "EVACUATE NOW – GAS DISCHARGE" illuminated signs shall be provided above the exits of the protected enclosure. 9 "DO NOT ENTER . It shall be visible at all times of the day.GAS DISCHARGED" illuminated signs shall be external to the protected enclosure and mounted above all entrances so as to be visible to any person entering. Subject to the location of the enclosure. The lettering shall be a minimum of 50mm high.08_Clean Agent Systems Rev B Revision B Page 2 of 2 . The test must be conducted by a qualified tester acceptable to the QCD.

5. emergency voice communication system. and b.0 Equipment Fire command centre shall contain control and supervisory equipment/panel in accordance with NFPA 101 and the following: a. Fire fighters’ smoke-control station (NFPA 92A) 4. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: FIRE (EMERGENCY) COMMAND CENTRE Item 1. Adjacent to the fire lift lobby at the designated storey of the building (ie the lobby of the building on the ground floor or immediately adjacent thereto).CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.3_Fire Command Centre_Rev A Revision C Page 1 of 1 .0 Provisions Occupancy Type A Fire Command Centre shall be provided in any high rise building or building requires any of the following installation: a. 2. FSS No: 8.0 Size Fire Command Centre shall be of adequate size to house all abovementioned equipment and a free working space of at least 6 sq m. The centre can be used for other purposes during normal days. 3.2. Fire Command Centre is not required for all apartment buildings. Emergency voice communication control panel c.2. or c. Main fire alarm panel b. smoke control system. Alternatively at the logical main entrance where the fire response team will report if there is no fire lift in the building. and b.3 Notes Application QFSS-8.0 Location Fire Command Centre shall be located: a. With safe access from outside.0 Compartment Fire Command Centre shall have not less than 2 hours fire resistance separation from other parts of the building.

2.3 Notes Prepared by: Yeo Swee Khiank Date: 17th September 2007 QFSS-8.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.0 Provisions Emergency Lighting and Power Fire Command Centre shall be provided with emergency lighting in accordance with NFPA 101 and 70.0 Ventilation Systems Air conditioning or Mechanical ventilation (ACMV) where required for the Fire Command Centre shall be provided with secondary power supply and shall have ductworks independent of any other ductwork serving other parts of the building. FSS No: 8. 8. 7. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Material: FIRE (EMERGENCY) COMMAND CENTRE Item 6. Any part of the supply duct running outside the Fire Command Centre which it serves shall either be enclosed or constructed to give a fire resistance rating of at least 2 hours. All lighting and equipment essential for emergency operation in the centre shall also be connected to secondary power supply by fire resistant cables complying with NFPA 70.0 Services Services and equipment not serving the Fire Command Centre shall not pass through the centre.3_Fire Command Centre_Rev A Revision C Page 2 of 1 . The minimum outdoor air supply in non air-conditioned Fire Command Centre shall be 6 air-changes per hour.2.

the installer shall demonstrate his understanding of the types of fire detection and protection systems he installs. the management shall maintain in the company’s employ at least one engineer who shall demonstrate competence as in 2. If the installer or company believes that he has been wrongly assessed due to special circumstances. the QCD technical will report by to the licensing officer on their assessment using form CL1-01. the interviewee may submit certifications and accreditation in support of his application for a license. During the panel interview. the Licensing Officer may issue the license or may reject the application. On completion of the interview. 2008 Revision -- QCDFSS-CL1_Contractor Licensing Procedure Rev --. To obtain a license.0 5.0 Provisions Installers of Fire Protection Products and Systems for compliance with Qatar Fire Safety Requirements shall be Licensed by the QCDD.docFSS-CL1_Contractor Licensing Procedure Rev -Page 1 of 1 .0 2. The installer or engineer shall submit himself to an interview by a panel comprised of QCD technical staff that will assess his competence.0 above for the validity of the license. he may appeal the assessment by application to the licensing officer who may require him to submit himself to another Assessment Interview.0 3. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIEREMENTS Subject: FIRE PROTECTION AND DETECTION CONTRACTOR LICENSING Item 1. On receipt of form CL1-01 and in accordance with the policies of the QCD. In the case of a company. FSS No: CL1 Notes 4.0 6.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.0 Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 30 January.0 7. Failing which the license shall be null and void.

docFSS-CL1_Contractor Licensing Procedure Rev -Page 2 of 1 Revision -- . QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIEREMENTS QCDFSS-CL1_Contractor Licensing Procedure Rev --.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR.

On verification of fulfillment of the criteria in 3.0 Provisions Fire Protection Products intended for sale and use in Qatar in performance of QCDD Life Safety a requirement shall be approved for such use by the QCDD. At least one test certificate from a QCDD approved 3rd party testing laboratories shall be listed on the application form complete with reference number and a copy shall be attached. Approval is obtained as follows. at least two certificates from different laboratories are required.0.0 3. Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 30 July.0 4. • • • A Product Review Application Form is completed for each product or system Data sheets or product catalogues which fully describe the product shall be attached to the application form.0 5. correctness and currency.0 QCDD FSE’s shall review the application for completeness. the QCDD will issue approval of the product. 2007 FSS-PA1_Prodcut Review Procedure Rev -- Revision -- Page 1 of 2 . In the event that any of the review criteria is not fulfilled. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: PRODUCT APPROVAL Item 1.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. FSS No: PA1 Notes 2. In the case of sprinklers. the application will be returned.

0 QCD FSE’s shall review the application for completeness. at least two certificates from different laboratories are required Valid and current Product Certification to validate the QMS. At least one test certificate from a QCD approved 3rd party testing laboratory shall be listed on the application form complete with reference number and a copy shall be attached to it.0 • 3. 2008 QCDFSS-PA1_Product Approval Rev C. 6.0 Provisions Fire Protection Products intended for sale and use in Qatar in performance of QCD Life Safety a requirement shall be approved for such use by the QCD. the reviewing FSE shall prepare a Product Review Report which shall indicate the QCD’s acceptance or rejection of the product.doc Revision C Page 1 of 1 . Approval is obtained by presenting for review the following.0 4.0 7. On approval of the Product Review Report a QCD Approval Certificate shall be issued by the Officer In Charge. The FSE shall sign on the Product Review Report.CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. • • • A Product Review Application Form is completed for each product or system Data sheets or product catalogues which fully describe the product shall be attached to the application form.0 Prepared by: Paul Khoo Date: 01 July. In the event that any of the review criteria is not fulfilled. Product Review Report shall be approved by a Senior Fire Safety Engineer and shall sign on the report. the application will be returned.0 5. correctness and currency. issued by an approved accredited organization to the manufacturer's factory FSS No: PA1 Notes 2. QATAR FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS Subject: PRODUCT APPROVAL Item 1. In the case of sprinklers.0. On verification of fulfillment of the criteria in 3.

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