Do I need a Fire Alarm Zone Plan?
The simple answer is YES!
If your local fire service visited your property for an inspection and you didn’t have a fire alarm zone plan located on, or near, your fire alarm control and repeater panels, you’d be flagged up for neglecting fire safety standards.
This would be considered a non-conformance against the British Standard for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems in non-domestic premises.
What is a Fire Alarm Zone Plan?
A Fire Alarm Zone Plan is a layout of your building highlighting the areas of fire detection zones ie. where fire alarms are housed. The main purpose of a zone plan is to be able to immediately identify where any potential fire may have occurred.
A Zone Plan shows the layout of the building and clearly highlights the separate fire alarm zones to help evacuations in an emergency situation.
Your Fire Alarm Zone Plan MUST include:
- Building name and floors;
- Escape route and final exits;
- Circulation areas;
- Alarm panel and repeater location (one plan per location required); and
- Correctly oriented “You Are Here”.