Fire safety

When undertaking a building project it is to be ensured that a building is designed and constructed in a way that it is fire safe, as required by its intended use. The risk of fire breaking out must be minimised.  The load-bearing structures of the building must be such that, in the event of a fire, they will be endure for the minimum required time, taking into account the collapse of the building, securing the evacuation routes, rescue operations and containing the fire. It must be possible to limit the intensification and propagation of fire and smoke, and the spreading of the fire to nearby buildings. In constructing a building, construction products and technical equipment that are suitable in terms of fire safety must be used.

A building must be such that, in the event of a fire, those inside it can escape or be rescued. The safety of emergency service personnel must be taken into account in construction. The permit authority may require a safety report to be drawn up for a building that is particularly demanding in terms of emergency evacuation safety. 

The National Building Code of Finland, Structural fire safety

Decree

Guideline

Further material

E1 (2011) Fire safety of buildings, regulations and guidelines
Responsible person Jorma Jantunen

   
 

E2 (2005) Fire safety of production and warehouse buildings, guidelines
Responsible person Jorma Jantunen

 

E3 (2007) Structures and fire safety of small chimneys, regulations and guidelines
Responsible person Jyrki Kauppinen

   
 

E4 (2005) Fire safety of garages, guidelines
Responsible person  Jorma Jantunen

 
 

E7 (2004) Fire safety of ventilation installations, guidelines
Responsible person Jyrki Kauppinen

 
 

E8 (1985) Masonry fireplaces, guidelines
Responsible person Jyrki Kauppinen

 
 

E9 (2005) Fire safety of boiler rooms and fuel storages, guidelines
Responsible person Jyrki Kauppinen

 

 

Personal email addresses are of the form firstname.lastname@ym.fi, Jorma Jantunen firstname.o.lastname@ym.fi

Published 2017-02-03 at 10:18, updated 2017-02-03 at 11:37