A few of the conclusions: "Members of the Executive Board and members of the board do not provide enough direction for fire safety in healthcare institutions", "Most health care institutions have an implemented fire safety policy in place. However, often this policy is not sufficiently warranted” and "Structural fire safety of many healthcare institutions is insufficient”.
Some healthcare institutions have been working for years to get fire safety up to standard. Others yet have to begin with a structural approach and integrated strategy regarding this issue. Particularly for existing buildings the question is always: "To what extent do existing fire protection measures comply with law and/or policy?" A sound determination of current status would start a manageable process.
Kiwa R2B conducts independent investigations to determine this status. This can be done on two levels:
- Quick scan
It will be determined, both administratively and visually, how existing fire protection measures comply with basic assumptions (permit, law, Base Documents).
- Baseline inspection
This is a quick scan supplemented by a randomly conducted functional test.
We investigate following items and systems:
- Structural fire safety
- Fire alarm systems
- Evacuation alarm systems
- Smoke and heat venting systems and pressurisation systems
- Automatic fire extinguishing systems
- Emergency lighting systems
- CO/LPG detection systems
Portable fire extinguishers and dry risers
The investigation concludes in a report outlining the status of assessed fire safety provisions, on following levels:
- 1.1: Legislation / policy
- 1.2: Protection Base Document(s)
- 2: Standards/regulations/standards
Why Kiwa R2B?
Kiwa R2B is a leading Inspection Institution in the area of Fire Safety and Security (FSS), providing services with expertise, flexibility, customer-focus and innovative attitude. We conduct inspections and provide training maintaining our fully independent, unbiased and fair position.
Kiwa R2B operates in a wide range of facilities, including health care, tunnels, logistical, industrial, (petro) chemical, data centres, airports, storage of hazardous goods and hotels.