Dubai Civil Defence Introduced New Fire Regulations
The regulation will apply to all types of buildings and industrial facilities and it is based on international standards and best pracitces aiming to improve the safety of the buildings and reduce the risk of fires.
New regulations was introduced at Emirates Safety Laboratory by Lieutenant General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, director-general of Dubai Civil Defence the authority responsible for ensuring the new standards are well executed by all buildings, both existing and those yet to be built.
The regulations require all buildings to have fire-resistant cladding and insulation, as well as improved fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
The installation of smoke detectors, emergency lighting, and fire extinguishers is also mandatory under the new standards. The requirements apply to all types of buildings, including residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
The regulations are part of the city’s continuous efforts to improve safety and security and are welcomed by industry experts.
The announcement of the new fire safety standards comes as part of Dubai’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and security across the city. In recent years, the city has implemented a range of measures to enhance safety, including the use of drones to monitor buildings and the introduction of new safety regulations for public transport.
The decision on imposing these regulations has been taken in light of the recent incidents of high-rise fires, including the catastrophic 2017 blaze at the Torch Tower.