Industry presses for EU tourism fire safety Directive
Euralarm, the electronic fire and security industry association, wants an EU Directive on Fire Safety and Security for Tourism Accommodations, supported by EU standards (CEN, CENELEC). The industry organisation reminds that Europe is the world’s number one tourist destination, but today has no horizontal legislation to ensure coherent fire safety in tourism accommodation. “Safe exit times are lower than 20 years ago, because fire spreads faster.
To improve fire safety, Euralarm believes that an European Commission Directive should require Member States to implement national legislation on fire safety and security in hotels fulfilling minimum requirements established at EU level.” Specific attention should be paid to the risk populations, including the elderly and children.“Euralarm proposes EU Directive on Fire safety and security for tourism accommodations”, IFP Magazine, February 2015 http://ifpmag.mdmpublishing.com/euralarm-proposes-eu-directive-on-fire-safety-and-security-for-tourism-accommodations/ and Euralarm https://www.euralarm.org/media/press/releases/2015-02-09-euralarm-proposes-eu-directive-fire-safety-and-security-tourism-accommodations.pdf