The Fire Safety (Scotland) Act 2005 introduced a change in fire safety legislation and on Fire and Rescue Service operations.
Part three of this legislation was introduced in 2006 and is known as The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The Scottish Executive has produced 11 guidance documents, one for each specific use of a premise.
These guidance documents state that maintaining an up to-date drawing or plan of the premise will assist in verifying that the Fire Safety measures that are in place are appropriate. This is generic through all the 11 guidance documents.
In order to comply with this legislation the University Fire Safety Unit together with Estates and Buildings has developed the Fire safety drawing register.
The data contained in the fire safety drawings register is from surveys carried out by the University Fire Safety Unit personnel.
From the register you can access layout plans which highlight the fire safety components in an individual building. You can browse information regarding their position within the building.
The register is easy to navigate with simple links to allow information for specific buildings floors and rooms to be selected and viewed. Guidance on navigating the register and descriptions of headings can be found in the User Guide.
The register can be found in MyEd via the link below or you can add it as a channel by choosing 'Buildings and Rooms' in the channel category. You must be registered with EASE to access MyEd.
Over time we aim to collect fire safety information for our buildings and transfer all items onto plan drawings.
If the building you are working on is not featured on the register or information for your area is not available you must contact your Project Manager or the University Fire Safety Advisor for further guidance before proceeding with work on the building.
A list of drawing which have been completed in the Fire Safety Drawings Register.
This article was published on Aug 2, 2011