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                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
Appendix 4 – Fire Protection / Fire Safety Guidelines for De
	FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE PREVENTION & FIRE/EMERGENCY CONTROL RE
APPENDIX-1
	a) List of activities that have been already / currently permitted to be carried out in zoned / sectored areas of PCFC/JAFZ/EZ
		c) List of activities that cannot be permitted to be carried out in PCFC / JAFZ/EZ areas
Fire Protection / Fire Safety Guidelines For Designing
High Rise Buildings
MAJOR FIRE PROTECTION FACTORS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS
                        
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TABLE OF CONTENTS



Sl. No. Item Page

1 Preamble 1

2 Part 1 – Scope (Sections 1 To 21) 1 – 3

3 Part 2 – Consultancy Services Including That Of Fire Protection Experts /
Specialists And Submittal Requirements For Obtaining Building Permit,
Completion Certificate And Approvals Related Thereto And Shop Drawing
Approvals & Fit Out Works Requirements) (Sections 1 To 4)

3 – 4

4 Part 3 – Risk Assessment Study (Sections 1 To 3) 4 – 5

5 Part 4 – Plans / Fire Layout Drawings (Sections 1 To 2) 5 – 6

6 Part 5 – Building Design & Life Safety (Sections 1 To 8) 6 – 11

7 Part 6 – Miscellaneous (Sections 1 To 19) 11 – 14

8 Part 7 – Fire Prevention (Sections 1 To 18) 14 – 16

9 Part 8 – Fire / Emergency Control (Sections 1 To 21) 16 – 19

10 Part 9 – Certification And Approval (Sections 1 To 2) 19

11 Part 10 – Definitions 19

12 Appendix 1 – List Of Activities Permitted To Be Carried Out In Zoned/ Sectored
Areas Of PCFC/JAFZ.

20 – 22

13 Appendix 2 – Submittal Requirements For Obtaining Building Permit, Completion
Certificate And Approvals Related Thereto.

23 – 25

14 Appendix 3 – Fire & Explosion Index And Toxicity Index 26– 27

15 Appendix 4 – Fire Protection / Fire Safety Guidelines for Designing High Rise
Buildings

28 – 29

16 Appendix 5 – Dimensional Criteria Concerning Fire Escape Stairs, Exit Widths Etc. 30 – 32

17 Appendix 6 – Occupant Load Factor 33

18 Appendix 7 – Common Path, Dead-End And Travel Distance Limits 34

19 Appendix 8 – Criteria For Storage Configuration For JAFZ PBUs / LIUs 35

20 Appendix 9 – Safeguards against Fires & Explosions during Construction 36 – 37

21 Appendix 10 – Requirements For Temporary Buildings, Facilities Or Structures At
Construction Sites For The Use Of Offices & Labour
Accommodation

38

22 Appendix 11 – EHS-Fire Dept Requirements For Covered Temporary Structures –
Enclosed Tents Normally Used For Events/Activities Such As
Stage Shows, Concerts, Circus, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, Sporting
Events & Celebratory Functions.

39 – 40

23 Appendix 12 – Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Smoke Management Systems 41-42

24 Appendix 13 – Fire Training Requirements 43

25 Appendix 14 – Avoidance Of False Alarms From Automatic Smoke Detectors 44

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(2) As provided in Chapter 36 and Chapter 37 of NFPA 101, 2006 an exit passageway in a mall building
shall be permitted to accommodate occupant loads independently from the mall and the tenant spaces.
(see 36.2.2.7.2 and 37.2.2.7.2).

(2) As provided in Chapter 36 and Chapter 37 of NFPA 101, 2006 an exit passageway in a mall building
shall be permitted to accommodate occupant loads independently from the mall and the tenant spaces.
(see 36.2.2.7.2 and 37.2.2.7.2).

Note




Note: NFPA 101, 2006 shall be referred to for additional information / details.



b) Other examples of Minimum width of escape routes, exits and minimum numbers of exits from
large spaces (where appropriate and necessary, EHS-Fire Dept shall insist upon compliance
with these requirements)



Minimum Widths of Escape Routes And Exits

No. of People Width of Exits

1 to 50
51 to 110
111 to 170
171 to 220
221 to 240
241 to 260
261 to 280
281 to 300
301 to 320
321 to 340

800mm
900mm
1000mm
1100mm
1200mm
1300mm
1400mm
1500mm
1600mm
1700mm






Minimum Numbers of Exits from Large Spaces

No. of People Number of Exits

1 to 50
51 to 500
501 to 1000
1001 to 2000
2001 to 4000
4001 to 7000
701 to 11000

1
2
3
4
5
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Appendix-30




REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION & TESTING OF SMOKE & HEAT
VENTILATION SYSTEM

1.0







2.0


















3.0






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5.0





Standards
The design , installation & Testing shall comply with following standards: -
1.1 NFPA – 92 A , 2006 Edition
1.2 NFPA – 92 B , 2005 Edition
1.3 NFPA - 204 , 2002 Edition
1.4 BS EN - 12101, 2003 Edition

System Requirements
2.1 System shall be designed based on the following design objectives :
a) Safe evacuation of occupants
b) Protection of property
c) To aid Fire Fighting operations
2.2 The system design shall establish size of fire based on the class of fire hazard, clear height

of smoke layer above the floor, ambient temperature, temperature rating of sprinklers, area
of door openings among other factors.

2.3 The criteria for smoke zoning and vent spacing shall be established.
2.4 Design calculations and the reference code shall be submitted for review.
2.5 The operation of system shall be interfaced with Fire Detection and Sprinkler system
operation.
2.6 Conceptual design with proposed layout drawings shall be discussed and finalized with Fire
Dept.

Testing & System Acceptance
Installer shall maintain Log of all the tests carried out and submit to Fire Dept. after
installation. The tests to be witnessed at site will be advised by Fire Dept. Certificate of
Conformity to codes and Warranty period shall submitted by the installer.

Listings and Approvals
Smoke and Ventilation system equipment shall Listed for its service. Equipment for which
listings are not available, details of equipment with test reports from Accredited Bodies shall be
submitted for Fire Dept approval.

Equivalencies: Equivalencies to any established prescriptive criteria of NFPA and its
companion codes, standards and publications may be approved by the EHS-Fire Dept / AHJ, if
the alternative fire protection engineering design provides an equivalent level of fire protection
and life safety. Written requests for approval shall include justification demonstrating
equivalencies on the basis of pertinent data. Approved equivalencies and alternatives shall
only apply to the specific building, facility or structure involved in extraordinary case where no
technical alternatives exist; and shall not constitute blanket approval for similar cases.

NB:
(a) 1 to 20 as above (i) provide only an outline of the specific requirement(s) of EHS-Fire Dept

for the guidance of qualified & approved consultants/users & (ii) serves as ready reckoner
for maintaining consistency in approach. However, the consultants/users are cautioned and
advised that they meet all requirements/recommendations as specified / cited in drawing
review report(s) issued by EHS-Fire Department.

(b) Consultant shall submit design drawings meeting the above requirements and obtain
approval of EHS – Fire Department, before procurement of materials.

(c) Refer to Fire Department and relevant codes & standards for additional information/details.


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APPENDIX-31APPENDIX-31







DEFINITION OF TERMS, ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS


• “PCFC” denotes Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation.

• “JAFZA” denotes Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority.

• “EHS” denotes Environment, Health & Safety

• “AHJ” denotes Authority Having Jurisdiction which indicates the office of responsibility i.e.
EHS-Fire Dept for enforcing the requirements of NFPA and its companion codes, standards
and publications, the provision of these regulations, the requirements of EHS-Fire Dept and
applicable statutes and regulations of UAE/Dubai Governments.

• “DOH” denotes Department of Health, Government of Dubai.

• “Civil Defence” means Civil Defence of any of the emirates of UAE.

• The “Project” means the construction of a permanent building, any other civil work on a
leased property including any modifications or installations in pre-built facilities within PCFC
jurisdiction.

• The “Developer” shall mean the lessee or his authorized Agent who submits an application
to the concerned “Authority” of PCFC on behalf of the lessee.

• “Lessee” shall mean a client leasing premises in any areas falling within PCFC jurisdiction.

• “Licencee” shall mean a client having a licence to operate in any areas falling within PCFC
jurisdiction.

• “Permanent Building” means the building designed and constructed with reinforced
concrete, or steel with block or metal cladding or other durable material.

• “Temporary Building” means a building used as a site office or to house construction
equipment during the construction period.

• “The Consultant” means a registered consultant holding a valid consulting Engineers’
licence from the Dubai Economic Department.

• “Regulations” mean these regulations issued by the “AHJ”

• The “Contractor” means a registered contractor holding a valid contracting license from the
Dubai Economic Department.

• “Inhabited” means the facilities, buildings or structures involving routine occupation by
human beings.

• “Uninhabited” means the facilities, buildings or structures not involving routine occupation
by human beings.

• ‘Shall” indicates mandatory

Note: All official definitions contained in NFPA and its companion codes, standards & publications
shall apply (Refer to Section 8 of Part 1)



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