Posted on 21/01/2020 in Fire Safety 2020
Singapore tightens buildings fire safety regulations

Over 500 buildings will have to upgrade fire safety to respect proposed changes in the Fire Safety Act. The proposals also introduce new offences for contractors and for suppliers of non-compliant materials, with fines up to 100 000 S$ and two years imprisonment. The new requirements include fire alarms and fire hose reels. A number of buildings in Singapore are also thought to have cladding materials not conform to safety standards. Already in 2018, Singapore made Home Fire Alarm Devices (HFAD) compulsory in all new and upgraded homes. Singapore has reduced fire fatalities from 0.15 per 100 000 in 2014 to 0.07 in 2018, considerably lower than New York or Tokyo.

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