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Fire Prevention

Drafting Plans, Policies and Procedures

Application: Fire emergency procedures conforming to this Section shall be provided for

  1. Every building containing an assembly, care, treatment or detention occupancy
  2. Every building required by the NBC to have a fire alarm system,
  3. Demolition and construction sites regulated under Section 5.6.
  4. Storage areas required to have a fire safety plan in conformance with Articles 3.2.2.5. and 3.3.2.9.
  5. Areas where flammable liquids or combustible liquids are stored or handled, in conformance with Article 4.1.5.5.
  6. Areas where hazardous processes or operations occur, in conformance with Article 5.1.5.1.

Source: NFC 2010

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Consulting Services

Let us answer all your questions about fire safety compliance and identify the regulation that applies to your building. Our specialists and partners love to share their knowledge and expertise so that you can work independently and effectively in case of an emergency!

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Fire Prevention Services

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Fire Safety Plan (FSP)

The fire safety plan (FSP) covers all responsibilities and concerted actions required to minimize the effects on workers and the population and any damage to materials, equipment and the environment caused by an explosion, fire, chemical spill, or other incident.

Section 51.6 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety (AOHS) sets out the fire prevention measures to be implemented in accordance with the Regulation.

By eliminating normative disparities, your municipal fire safety by-law ensures that safety is maintained at all levels and allows for more efficient action through the use of standardized administrative methods. It is increasingly based on the Québec Safety Code, Chapter VIII – Building, and National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (amended).

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Wall-Mounted Evacuation/Escape Plans

The regulation requires the installation of wall-mounted plans “displayed for the occupants of a facility on which are illustrated the necessary elements for escape and on which may appear information required for evacuation, rescue and for a first intervention.”
(ISO 23601:2009)

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Emergency Measures Plans

Specific measures other than those relating to fire safety are sometimes required to ensure the safety of citizens and building occupants.

We will identify which of these measures apply to your situation and will assist your staff in implementing them.

We will conduct an evaluation and recommend emergency procedures to address the following:

a. Natural hazard (geological, weather-related or biological)
b. Human-induced events (accidental or intentional)
c. Events caused by technology

Tabletop exercises, evacuation drills and live simulations are all methods used to prepare you so that you can respond effectively to any emergency.

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Building Inspections and Non-Compliance Reports

We carry out periodic inspections of all types of buildings (institutional, commercial, industrial, municipal and government buildings, as well as retirement homes) and issue a comprehensive report on the corrective measures to be implemented in accordance with the National Fire Code of Canada and the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety and all related standards.

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Fire/Evacuation Drills and Reports

Our fire prevention technicians can conduct an assessment of your overall fire and evacuation drill procedures to identify any gaps or deficiencies and prepare evacuation reports to ensure that your supervisory staff is better prepared to respond in case of an emergency.

We will carry out simulations and tabletop exercises, using different scenarios each year.
2.8.3. Fire Drills
2.8.3.1. Fire Drill Procedures

1) The procedure for conducting fire drills shall be determined by the person in
responsible charge of the building, taking into consideration

a) the building occupancy and its fire hazards,

b) the safety features provided in the building,

c) the desirable degree of participation of occupants other than supervisory staff,

d) the number and degree of experience of participating supervisory staff,

e) the features of fire emergency systems installed in buildings within the scope
of Subsection 3.2.6. of Division B of the NBC, and

f) the requirements of the fire department.

Source: NFC 2010

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Safe Handling of Fire Extinguishers

They’re everywhere, but to most people, they are either invisible or intimidating. An extinguisher can be extremely useful in fighting an early-stage fire, but only if used safely.

Training will cover:

  • The fire triangle
  • Classes of fire
  • Types of extinguishers and their components
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Safe handling and use
  • Safe demonstration on a real fire (propane simulator) with a real firefighter!
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Hot Work

We’ll show you how to safeguard you workers and goods by developing safe work methods in accordance with the insurer’s requirements and the National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) Application for welding.

NFC Application 5.2.1.1.1 defines hot work as: “Hot works involving open flames or producing heat or sparks (including, without being limited to, cutting, welding, soldering, brazing, grinding, adhesive bonding, thermal spraying and thawing pipes), inside and outside of buildings.”

Training will cover:

  • Identifying other work methods (eliminating risk at source)
  • Understanding the applicable regulatory requirements
  • Identifying the risks associated with hot work
  • Identifying appropriate preventive measures
  • Understanding and applying the hot work procedure
  • Understanding and applying the conditions set out in the hot work permit
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