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What types of Buildings require a Fire Safety Plan?

A Fire Safety Plan is required in buildings containing a:  

  • Group 'A' (Assembly) or Group 'B' (Health-care) occupancy,
  • Group 'C' (Residential) where the occupant load exceeds 10 persons, 
  • Group 'D' (Offices) where the occupant load exceeds 300 persons,
  • Group 'E' (Stores/Mercantile) where the occupant load exceeds 300 persons,
  • Group 'F' Division 1 (High Hazard Industrial) where the occupant load exceeds 25 persons, 
  • Group 'F' Division 2 (Medium Hazard Industrial) where the occupant load exceeds 100 persons, 
  • Group 'F' Division 3 (Low Hazard Industrial) where the occupant load exceeds 300 persons.

The requirements for a Fire Safety Plan also apply to buildings or premises:

  • containing four storeys or more, including storeys below grade,
  • Outdoor Tire Storage Yards,
  • Buildings and open areas where the quantities of flammable and combustible liquids exceeds 500 L in total or exceeds 250 L of Class I liquids,
  • Laboratories
  • Boarding, Lodging and Rooming Houses
  • Subject to the provisions of Sentence 9.5.3.1.(3) Ont. Fire Code 
  • Used as a convalescent home or children's custodial home providing sleeping accommodation for more than 3 persons.

The requirements for a Fire Safety Plan also apply to recreational camps regulated under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

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