1. Engagement of Fire Safety Engineer (FSE)
The building owner is required to engage a FSE for the preparation of performance-based solutions as part of the plan submission to the fire authority (SCDF).
2. Preparation of Fire Safety Engineering Design Brief (FEDB)
The FSE is responsible to prepare a preliminary report – Fire Safety Engineering Design Brief (FEDB) to be submitted to SCDF for in-principle agreement.
Note: The FSE should consult the Authority Having Jurisdiction (SCDF) on his FEDB proposal before formal submission.
3. Assessment of FEDB, FER and O&M by Authority Having Jurisdiction (SCDF)
The FEDB will be assessed by SCDF. Upon the in-principle agreement of the FEDB, the FSE can proceed to prepare the following documents:
- Revised FEDB, if conditional agreement is given
- Fire Safety Engineering Report (FER)
- Building Operations & Maintenance Manual (O&M)
In the event that the FEDB is rejected, the FSE will have to amend his FEDB accordingly and re-submit for SCDF’s consideration and agreement.
4. Engagement of Peer Reviewer (PR)
After the preparation of the FEDB, FER and O&M by the FSE, the owner is required to engage a Peer Reviewer (who is also a FSE) to assess the above documents & ensure that the performance-based solution is incorporated in the Building and M&E plans. The Peer Reviewer shall produce a report of his assessment in a Peer Reviewer’s report.
5. Plans Submission by QP
The Project QP is responsible for collating all the above documents for plans submission to SCDF. Plans containing the performance-based solution shall be endorsed by both the QP and the FSE. QPs who are also qualified FSEs may endorse in the capacity of both the QP and the FSE.