GUIDE TO FIRE PROTECTION IN MALAYSIA PRELIMINARY DESIGN CHECKLIST(STEP) FOR FIRE AND RESCUE REQUIREMENT.

1. Establish Usage Group (By-law 134) 5th schedule. 2. At schematic Design, establish size and volume of the building. This gives perimeter extent necessary for access of fire fighting appliances (By- law 140) 3. Establish dimensions of building and compartments (By-law 136, 5th Schedule) 4. Re check perimetr w.r.t. Sixth Schedule (By-law 142 & 145) 5. Use 10th Schedule(By-law 225, 237) to establish fire extinguishment requirements 6. After 5 above, establish maximum travel distances allowable under the 7th Schedule. 7. Using Schematic plan areas & purpose grouping, calculate the Occupant Load and capacity of exits to ensure adequacy. Check sufficiency minus one staircase. (By-law 174, 175, 176,177,178,179,180,181) 8. Check placement of exits using maximum permissible distances. (By-law 165,166,167,170) 9. Check dead ends, 45 to alternate route, occupancy of last room etc(mezz. flr) 10. Check need for ventilation, smoke lobby or pressurisation of staircases. (By-law 196, 197,198,199,200,201) 11. Locate Fire Fighting Appliances( Dry riser, wet riser, hose reel, alarms, breeching inlets, tanks, pumps, gensets, etc). Locate Control Panel/Room. 12. If multiple lift cores are used, check Fire Lifts and fire fighting access lobbies. (By-law 229(2)) Ht >18.3 m. Check distance between cores.(45.75m max) 13. Check internal & external finishes to comply with the 8th schedule(Restriction of Spread of Flames over surface of wall and ceilings) 14. For single staircase buildings, refer to By –Law 194. i) Office or residential purpose only ii) Only ground floor can be used as shops. iii) Top most floor of building must not exceed 12m ht.

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establish size and volume of the building. 2.199.170) 9. This gives perimeter extent necessary for access of fire fighting appliances (By.201) .GUIDE TO FIRE PROTECTION IN MALAYSIA PRELIMINARY DESIGN CHECKLIST(STEP) FOR FIRE AND RESCUE REQUIREMENT. (By-law 174. At schematic Design. Re check perimetr w. Check need for ventilation. calculate the Occupant Load and capacity of exits to ensure adequacy. 197. Establish dimensions of building and compartments (By-law 136.178.200.177.179. 5th Schedule) 4. 175. Check dead ends.167. Using Schematic plan areas & purpose grouping. 1. establish maximum travel distances allowable under the 7th Schedule. smoke lobby or pressurization of staircases.198. Check sufficiency minus one staircase. 7. After 5 above. Use 10th Schedule(By-law 225. occupancy of last room etc(mezz. 45 to alternate route. 237) to establish fire extinguishment requirements 6.166. flr) 10. 176. Sixth Schedule (By-law 142 & 145) 5.181) 8.t. Check placement of exits using maximum permissible distances. (By-law 165.180. (By-law 196.law 140) 3.r. Establish Usage Group (By-law 134) 5th schedule.

. tanks. Check distance between cores. Locate Control Panel/Room. check Fire Lifts and fire fighting access lobbies. alarms. Locate Fire Fighting Appliances( Dry riser. iii) Top most floor of building must not exceed 12m ht. breeching inlets.3 m. i) Office or residential purpose only ii) Only ground floor can be used as shops. etc).75m max) 13. If multiple lift cores are used. 12. hose reel. For single staircase buildings. refer to By –Law 194.(45. wet riser. pumps. (By-law 229(2)) Ht >18.11. gensets. Check internal & external finishes to comply with the 8th schedule(Restriction of Spread of Flames over surface of wall and ceilings) 14.

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