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The efforts of the State and the directives of its wise leadership for continuous of His Excellency the work provide an incentive to this Renaissance and maintain the leading. Sheikh position enjoyed by the State. Minister of the Interior On the basis of this vision and in order to achieve the goals and directives of our wise leadership, here comes the new version of the UAE Fire and Life.
Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Safety Code of Practice issued by the Directorate General of Civil Defence, to keep pace with new technologies so as to reach the ultimate goal of making the United Arab Emirates one of the worlds most secure and safe countries. This is achieved by implementing all procedures of prevention and protection of life and property; ensuring Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior the provision of all fire and life safety requirements in accordance with the quality, efficiency and transparency standards; establishing a culture of innovation in institutional business environment; and achieving the highest customer satisfaction levels regarding the services provided.
Speech The Directorate General of Civil Defence always seeks to achieve a sublime goal when providing humanitarian services, which is to protect lives and preserve private and public property. It also achieves the vision of the Directorate General of Civil Defence and makes the new version of this code an integrated scientific reference for specialists General Commander of Civil Defence and those concerned with the domains of fire protection, safety of lives, and soundness of buildings and structures.
Speech The Directorate General of Civil Defence is keen on preparing and issuing initiatives, plans and standards relevant to the protection of life and property; preserving the nations wealth and capabilities; and of the Director ensuring the achievement of the rational vision of our leadership in the Major General Expert General - Dubai field of continuous innovation and development. Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi In this sense, the Directorate General of Civil Defence undertakes the proper application, continuous review and permanent analysis of the latest global developments in the field of civil defence, combined with the results of studies and researches conducted at State level to issue the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Director General of Civil Defence Practice after updating, to add to the Directorate General of Civil Defence track record, and to be an accredited reference for investors, consultants, contractors and all concerned with the application of protection, prevention and safety standards.
This book is dedicated to all those unsung heroes of the world who have lost their altruistic lives during Fire Dedication Fighting and Fire Rescue. The pain and suffering in those last moments of their struggle lingers on in the lives of their families and loved ones to remind us the value of Fire and Life Safety. No content, neither in part nor whole of the UAE Fire and Life safety Code of practice, , shall be copied, distributed, printed, sold or reproduced in any format.
Alternative systems, methods, or devices approved as equivalent by Civil Defence shall be recognized as complying with this Code. Any Civil Defence officer or employee engaged in his or her duty of enforcement or interpretation of this Code, on behalf of Civil Defence, shall not thereby render himself or herself personally liable.
This Code shall not be construed to relieve the responsibility of or to lessen the responsibility of, any person owning, operating, maintaining or controlling any building or structure for any damages to persons or property caused by defects.
Further, Civil Defence shall not be held as assuming any such liability due to the inspections authorized by this Code or any permits or certificates issued under this Code. When you blame others, you give closer year by year to achieving a confident and matured national Fire and Life Safety code of practice, but the continued irresponsibility and unaccountability.
Confidence of people in their buildings Fire and Life Safety is an important component of such a happiness index. UAEs swift ascension to the worlds center stage is imminent with medias untiring attention on the country.
Freedom of architectural expression in the Civil Defence, once again, is thankful to all those who contributed directly or country attracts mindboggling building design implementation and at the same indirectly in reshaping the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice. Five years have rolled by, witnessing completion of successful landmark projects, implementation of both prescriptive and performance based code compliance solutions, satisfactory online project review procedures and revision of UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice.
Resolving technical discrepancies or code conflicts and additions of new chapters in the edition was of easier task compared to witnessing heart wrenching balcony deaths, private villa fire deaths and fa ade fires.
We might be moving. The property owners, developers, designers, consultants, house of expertise, d cor companies, contracting companies, event organizing companies, manufacturers, suppliers, installation companies, maintenance companies, material testing laboratories, conformity certification bodies are obliged to follow the minimum requirements of these codes and regulations.
This code also mandates that materials, equipment and accessories in the UAEs Fire and Life Safety systems, installation and building construction shall be listed, approved and registered by the Civil Defence.
Consultants, contractors, maintenance companies, d cor companies, house of expertise, manufacturers, suppliers, agents, material testing laboratories and conformity certification bodies shall be registered and licensed by Civil Defence. In multiple or mixed occupancies, relevant Civil Defence code requirements for different Where, the stakeholders and parties have to go through multiple organizations occupancies are applicable along with the provisions of predominant occupancy.
Such amendments shall be available on Civil Defence whenever the conflicts arise between requirements of different departments, website as annexures or additional chapters. It is architects, consultants and the minimum requirements of UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice shall designers responsibility to confirm with Civil Defence for updated information surpass all other requirements unless other requirements are higher than the to be complaint with the latest code requirements.
The provisions of this code apply to Fire Safety, Life Safety and Civil Defence Road and Access of all occupancies, buildings and structures including multiple,. Kamal Eldeen Abdou M. Pramod Y. Challa, DCD. Ravichandran Nick Ecart. Hisham Saeed Dipak Bhadra. High level of quality of work. Environmental management and Sustainability. Occupational health and safety. It is our duty to respect, cherish and protect its environment, resources and beauty so that the future generations do not regret inheriting this planet from us.
Civil Defence urges every individual, consultants, contractors and organizations to commit themselves to the best possible practices in sustaining earths habitable environment through environmental management and sustainability when it comes to fire protection. Before , Halon was the highly effective Fire extinguishing agent throughout the industry. However, due to its Ozone Depleting character, after the Montreal Protocol, Halon HCFCs was agreed to be phased out of the general industry usage except for certain specialized applications in marine and aviation industry.
Environmental Management and Sustainability As a replacement for Halon, fire protection industry has new technologies, new extinguishing agents and systems. However, Civil Defence takes the environmental concerns a step further to caution the industry regarding available new technologies and extinguishing agents, not only regarding Ozone Depletion and Global Warming but also with other factors such as Adverse Health Effects and Water Conservation.
Civil Defence would adhere to any future protocols, research results and justifications, which prohibit the usage of any technology and extinguishing agents, which have adverse effects on environment, human and living creature health and sustainability of this planet. Hence, it is owners, consultants, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers responsibility to update themselves with latest international and local stand on new technologies and extinguishing agents and their impact on health and environmental concerns.
Safe workplaces provide the consistency and reliability needed to build a happy community and grow a business. Workplaces with active safety and health leadership have fewer injuries and have more satisfied and productive employees. Safe workplaces not only save life, they promote successful and vibrant lives. The protection of workers in their workplace from various health risks involves implementation of an occupational environment adapted to workers physiological and psychological capabilities along with empowering workers with good health and safety practices.
Civil Defence, thus calls for all organizations, consultants, contractors and individuals to recognize their role in establishing awareness of the environment, correct practices, consequence of actions and consideration for others to make Occupational Health and Safety a way of life in UAE. Fire rating of structural elements based on area and height. Cladding, roofing, and glazing. Civil Defence requirements for construction materials. Intent of the Chapter: To ensure life safety of the occupants of buildings and structures through regulating design, construction and materials used in the construction.
To identify structural fire ratings, compartmentation, height and area restrictions, distance between adjacent buildings to ensure the effect of fire hazard to occupants and to the neighboring buildings and structures is minimized. To restrict fire spread outside and within building by regulating exterior and interior finish material quality.
Chapter 1. An area that is either: 1. A storey in a building fully protected automatic sprinkler system and has not less than two accessible rooms or spaces separated from each other Approved and registered by Civil Defence material department. A space located in a path of travel leading to a public way that is protected The total area within surrounding exterior walls or exterior walls and firewalls from the effects of fire, either by means of separation from other spaces exclusive of vent shafts and courts.
Areas of the building not provided with in the same building or by virtue of location, thereby permitting a delay in surrounding walls shall be included in the building areas if such areas are egress travel from any level.
Fire door allowed to be stored, dispensed, used, or handled in quantities not exceeding assembly shall be tested and certified to declare its fire rating. Maximum quantity of hazardous material allowed to be in a control area. The same shall be tested and certified to declare its fire rating.
An area separated from rest of the building by firewalls, fire barriers or A large volume space created by a floor opening or series of floor openings combination thereof. A continuous membrane or a membrane with discontinuities created by 1. Ratings are stated in hours or minutes. The vertical distance from the grade plane to the average elevation of the highest roof surface.
The width of the permanent open space as measured horizontally between a building exterior wall and the adjacent property line or the centerline of 1. A specified fire resistance-rated wall having protected openings, which restricts the spread of fire, heat and extends continuously from the 1. A material that, in the form in which it is used and under the conditions anticipated, will ignite, burn, support combustion or release flammable 1. A wall used to separate buildings or subdivide a building with high fire 1.
And the material in the form in which it is used when tested as opening protective on all sides, including the top and bottom. A nonstructural interior wall that spans horizontally or vertically from support to support. The supports may be the basic building frame, subsidiary 1. A building erected or officially approved by Civil Defence and authorized 1. Any constructed pool intended for swimming or diving, permanent or non- portable, that is over mm in depth, has a surface area exceeding 23m2, or has a volume over gal.
Class A2 as per DIN Under conditions of fully developed fire, scale and or less on the smoke test scale. Any element thereof, when so these products will not contribute to fire load and fire growth.
It is a general term for a passive fire protection system of various materials and components that are used to seal openings and joints in fire resistive 1. This specifies a method of test for measuring the lateral spread of flame along 1. A Class 1 classification is the best of four performance levels defined within the The use of a specific firestop material or combination of materials around standard.
Class B1 according to DIN 1. Class B-s1, d0 or B-s2, d0 according to EN The term is used to denote an opening for penetrations that pass through The materials tested to these standards are difficult to ignite and fire must both sides of a vertical or horizontal fire resistance-rated assembly, through extinguish itself when source of the fire is removed.
They include materials a fire rated wall or floor through which passes a mechanical, electrical, such as wood treated with fire retardant and some rigid foam plastics. An L rating is a measure of the ability of a fire-resistive assembly to prevent cold and 1. A single or 1. The supplier, manufacturer of such tested and certified assemblies shall be 1. The linear opening or gap between adjacent fire resistant structures designed 1.
A joint is designed into An evaluation of the field conditions which do not conform to or deviate from structures to accommodate movement in any plane caused by thermal, wind, an existing tested and listed assemblies. Engineering Judgment EJ shall be seismic or other loading forces. EJs are not to be used as a substitute for a classified system if would not accommodate movement of a building.
EJs, when considered, shall be approved by Civil Defence. The capability of the system to maintain serviceability over a specific period 1. A groove cut into the insulation board, which serves the function of decoration 1. A method used to protect the exposed edges of the insulation board with 1.
Maj Gen Al Marzouqi, while informing Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, about the updated code at a meeting, said these changes had been incorporated as per international best standards and practices as well as the response of civil defence to accidents. According to Maj Gen Al Marzouqi, the code was developed with public and private stakeholders to ensure the highest standards of safety and prevention from fires. He explained that the 1, page code - in Arabic and English - features 20 chapters, illustrations and tables. Major General Rashid Al Matroushi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence, said the code contains six main pillars: economic impact, global competitiveness, innovation and development, corporate partnership, shaping the future and local and global best practices, reported Wam, the state news agency. Regarding the new requirements, the code will cover storage of flammable liquids and use of renewable energy, he added. Emirati official tells of tackling gender stereotyping of Arab women abroad.
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The efforts of the State and the directives of its wise leadership for continuous of His Excellency the work provide an incentive to this Renaissance and maintain the leading. Sheikh position enjoyed by the State.
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