WHAT IS A FIRE ALARM ZONE PLAN?
A Fire Alarm Zone Plan is a diagrammatic representation of your building, showing all floors, stairs, building exits and listing all of its fire zones. Located next to your fire alarm panel and accurately indicating the correct orientation of the building it is vital for the fire brigade should they need to visit your premises in an emergency, this is so they know the layout of the building before they enter it and can immediately identify where any potential fire situation may have occurred.
WHY YOU NEED A ZONE PLAN
The British Standards (BS5839-1:2017) states that Fire Alarm Zone Plans are required on every system of any size, and should also be noted as a major non-compliance during routine maintenance, when they are not displayed on existing installations. If the 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.
In addition to aiding the evacuation of staff and visitors in a fire, it helps the emergency services to quickly identify the origin of the alarm, and therefore where the fire started and the direction it’s most likely to spread.
The zone plan should include:
If you require a zone plan for your building then Clayton Fire and Security can work with you to provide a zone plan that is accurate and to the highest standards, tailored to your building our zone plans are very clear and easy to understand in the event of an emergency.
For more information or to order a zone plan then please do get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help.
Escape routes and exits (exits that open out into a place of safety)
Circulation areas (corridors, stairs, lifts etc)
A "You are here" sign so that the fire brigade, visitors and employees can map out their exit route.