A Fire Safety Certificate Application should contain:
- A completed Application Form
- Relevant drawings (in duplicate)
- A fire safety report (in duplicate)
- The appropriate fee
Article 13 of the Building Control Regulations 1997 requests that an application for a Fire Safety Certificate be accompanied by the following:
- Site Location Map
- Layout Plan
- Floor Plans
- Elevations and Sections
- Compliance Document (showing compliance with Technical Guidance Document B – Sections B1-B5 or other equivalent Code of Practice)
- Application Form
- Appropriate Fee
And other particulars that are necessary to:
- identify and describe the building/works to which the application relates.
- Illustrate that the building/works will comply with the requirements of Part B (Sections 1-5) of the First Schedule to the Building Regulations or other equivalent Code of Practice.
The extent to which plans, and compliance document will be required to establish compliance with Building Regulations will vary in individual cases depending on the type, size and complexity of the building concerned, but the information in the following paragraphs can be used as a guideline. Where relevant, all the plans and information listed below should be supplied.
Maps and Plans
These should be submitted in duplicate and should, where appropriate, include the following:
- Site Location Map:
- Clearly define location to a scale of either one to one thousand (1:1000), one to two thousand five hundred (1:2500) or 1” inch to ½” is also acceptable.
- Layout Plan: to a scale of not less than one to five hundred (1:500) should show:
- the boundaries of any land belonging to the building/works
- all roadways including widths within the boundaries
- locations of gateways or other restrictions to width of vehicular access at or within the boundaries
- locations of bridges, arches, cables or other overhead restrictions to height of vehicular access
- all access points to the building
- location and diameter of any watermain or hydrant adjacent to or within the boundaries
- all materials being stored
- location and type of isolation devices for building services, including ESB installations.
- location and diameter of internal rising fire watermains and foam inlet pipes, if applicable
- location and type of control devices for active fire control systems, if applicable
- distances of buildings to boundaries
- A dimensioned plan of each floor, a section through each storey/floor and roof of the building, together with drawings of each elevation should show all to an appropriate scale with all dimensions expressed in metric figures:
- all materials used in construction
- periods of fire resistance of elements of structure and fire resisting doors
- intended use and floor area of each room /space
- fire compartmentation
- protected stairways/protected shafts
- barriers to passage of fire and smoke in cavities
- principal service ducts
- areas of high fire risk
- location and type of manual firefighting equipment
- firefighting shafts
- smoke ventilation provisions
- internal fire main outlets
- The north point should be indicated on all plans to which paragraphs (a) and (b) apply.
Calculations and details should be submitted in respect of the following:
- Section B1
- Section B2
- Section B3
- Section B4
- Section B5
Reference should be made as to the Technical Standards/Documents used in compliance.