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Product requirements

Independent certification of products for added assurance

Product requirements

Independent certification of products for added assurance

Requirements for building products under Fire Safety and Shelter Department.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) places great importance in the selection of buildings products with respect to fire safety of buildings. These products might be in discrete forms such as fire doors and fire extinguishers, or they might be non-discrete in nature such as fire rated partition and glass blocks.

The proper selection and installation of these products ensure that the intent of the approved fire safety plans is achieved, namely that in a fire situation, occupants are able to evacuate to safety quickly, spread of smoke and fire is contained, fire protection systems are able to function as they should, and the SCDF is able to conduct its rescue and fire fighting operations.

Hence, SCDF have been dedicating a significant amount of their time and effort to ensure that there is an adequate level of control over products going into the buildings. SCDF has worked together with TÜV SÜD  to implement the PLS as the vehicle of building products approval from the fire safety perspective. SCDF's new role in this approval process would be one of setting requirements and enforcement. Product control, such as type testing, batch testing, factory audit, market and factory surveillance, labelling, listing and publishing of listing directories would be carried out by TÜV SÜD under the PSB Product Listing Scheme. 


The list of SCDF regulated fire safety products

With the implementation of the PLS, qualified persons (QPs) should select the fire safety products that are listed under the PLS to meet the requirement of the Fire Code. Products shall be constructed in accordance with the tested specimen. Materials used shall be identical with the test construction. Usage of the listed products need to comply with SCDF's Code of Practice for Fire Precautions in Buildings.

There shall be no modification to the prototype design. If modification is unavoidable due to site construction constraint or other reasons, satisfactory test/assessment report shall be submitted to TÜV SÜD for further consideration, verification and approval for the modification. The list of fire safety products and their requirements are as shown in the following table.

ProductAcceptable Standards PLS ClassLabelling/ Marking
1) Fire Alarm PanelBS EN 54 Pt 2 & 4 CP101A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
2) Fire PumpAS 2941 UL 448 FMRC 1311 or FMRC 13191ALabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 3) Fire-rated Partition (12)
3.1) Compartment wallBS 476 Pt 4/11 or EN 13501-1  BS 476 Pt 22, EN 1364-1 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 2511ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
3.2) Protected shaft enclosing lift (1)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 20 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 251 BS 5234 Pt 2 BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board) Cyclic loading and dynamic test as specified under clause 3.3 of Building Code of Australia C 1.8 1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
3.3) Protected shaft enclosing staircase or servicesBS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1  BS 476 Pt 22 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 251  BS 5234 Pt 2 BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board) 1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
 4) Fire-rated Floor (1)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 21 AS 1530 Pt 4 ISO 834 For timber products, see section on cross/laminated timber1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
5) Fire-rated Ceiling (12)
 5.1) CompartmentationBS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1  BS 476 Pt 22 EN 1364-2 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 251 For timber products, see section on cross/laminated timber 1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
 5.2) Protection to steel beams that support RC floor (1)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 23 AS 1530 Pt 4 ISO 834 1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
5.3) Protection to timber/ steel flooring (1)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 21 AS 1530 Pt 4 ISO 834 1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
6) Fire-rated Enclosure/ spraying material (12)
6.1) Protection to steel structure (1) (2)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 21 AS 1530 Pt 4 ISO 834 BS 5234 Pt 2 BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board)1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
6.2) Protection to fire fighting system ie sprinkler, rising mains, hydrant etc (3)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 FSB/PSB/001 (insulation criteria on exposed side - shall not rise more than 75oC above the initial temperature) AS 1530 Pt 41ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
6.3) Protection to building services ie cables, sanitary pipes, chilled water pipes etcBS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 20 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 2511ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
7) Smoke Curtain (4) (12)EN 13501-1 EN 12101-1 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
8) Fire-rated duct system, eg. Ventilation, Smoke-extraction and/or Kitchen Exhaust Ducting System (5) (12)BS 476 Pt 4/11 EN 13501-1 BS 476 Pt 24 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 251 EN 1366-1 EN 1366-8 EN 1366-91ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
9) Fire Extinguishing System for Kitchen HoodUL 3001ALabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
10) Fire Stopping Material (including Fire Rated Collar)BS 476 Pt 20 EN 1364-1 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 251 EN 1366 Pt3 EN 1366 Pt4 ASTM E814 ASTM 2307 - (For Curtain Wall Application)1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
11) Fire-rated Glass Block/ Partition/Panel (6)BS 476 Pt 22 EN 1364-1 AS 1530 Pt 4 ASTM E119 ISO 834 NFPA 251 BS 6206 AS2208 EN 12600 1ADeclaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
12) Exit sign (powered electrically)SS 263 Pt 2 SS 508 Pt 1 & 2 (Specification for Graphical Symbols - Safety Colours and Safety Signs) SS 563 Pt 1 & 21A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
13 ) Emergency lighting (self-contained)SS 263 Pt 2 SS 563 Pt 1 & 21A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 14) Battery System (for exit signs and emergency lighting)SS 563 Pt 1 & 21A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 15) Self-luminous Sign (powered by radioactive material)BS 5499 Pt 2 SS 508 Pt 1 & 2 (Specification for Graphical Symbols - Safety Colours and Safety Signs) SS 563 Pt 1 & 21A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
16) Fire HosereelEN 671 Pt 1  SS 575 (Code of Practice for Fire Hydrant, Rising Mains and Hosereel Systems) 1A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 17) Fire Fighting HoseBS 63911A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
18) Auditorium Seats (7)BS 5852 Clause 12 (ignition source 0,1 & 5 )1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 19) Fire DamperFor Fire Test: SS 333 Clause 6.3 AS 1530-4 (when tested to AS 1530, the damper shall be tested with the damper at open position at the start of fire test and to be able to close completely during the first 90 sec of the test) ISO 834 (when tested to AS 1530, the damper shall be tested with the damper at open position at the start of fire test and be able to completely close during the first 90 sec of the test) For air-leakage test: SS 333 Clause 6.4 ISO 5176 and ISO 7244 AS 1682-1 Clause 5.3 For closing reliability test: SS 333 Clause 6.5 UL 555 Clause 11.2 For spring closing force test: SS 333 Clause 6.6 UL 555 Clause 13 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 20) Fire-rated Door (13)SS 332 Clause 4 or EN 1634-1 BS 6206 or AS 2208 (applicable for glass door) EN 12600 (applicable for glass door)1A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 21) Bin/Linen Chute DoorBS 476 Pt 221A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
22) Fire-rated Lift-landing/ Dumb Waiter DoorBS 476 Pt 22 EN 81-58 (for lift-landing door) BS 6206 or AS 2208 EN 12600 (applicable for glass door)1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 23) Fire Shutter/Fire CurtainSS 489 Clause 3.5 & 4 or EN 1634-1 (the fire shutter/fire curtain shall close at between 10 sec and 30 sec)1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 24) Fire-rated Hopper / Hatch doorBS 476 Pt 22 or EN 1634-1 or AS 1530 Pt 41A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 25) Portable Fire ExtinguisherSS EN 3-7 SS EN 3-8 SS EN 3-91A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 26) Fire-rated CablesSS 299 Pt 1 or BS 6387 and BS 7846 (Clauses 16.2 and 16.3) 1A Mark printed on cables
 27) Intumescent Coating System (for protection to steel structure) (8)BS 476 Pt 21 (for fire-resistance test) AS 1530 Pt 4 (for fire-resistance test) ISO 834 (for fire-resistance test) EN 13381-1 (for fire-resistance test) BS 8202 Pt 2 (for weathering tests) EN 16623 (for fire-resistance test & weathering tests)Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
28) Landing ValveBS 5041 Pt 11A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
29) Breeching InletBS 5041 Pt 31A or 1BLabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
30) Raised Floor Panel (9)(10)BS 476 Pt 4/11 or EN 13501-1 (applicable to the core material of composite construction) 2No label
31) Material for Wall/Ceiling Construction (9)BS 476 Pt 4/11/7/6 & 7 EN 13501-1  2No label
32) Thermal Insulation Material (9)BS 476 Pt 4/11/7/6 & 7 EN 13501-1  2No label
33) Finishing material for wall/ ceiling (9)BS 476 Pt 4/Pt 7/Pt 6 & 7 EN 13501-1 2No label
34) Roof Covering Material (9)(14)BS 476 Pt 4/Pt 7/Pt 6 & 7 EN 13501-1 ASTM E108 2No label
35) Composite Panel ( Cladding to External Wall )BS 476 Pt 4/Pt 6 & 7/EN 13501-1 (applicable to the core material of composite construction) NFPA 2852No label
36) UPVC Window Frame Material (11)ASTM D6352No label
37) Door Closer(13) / other hardwareSS 332 Clause 5 or EN 179 or EN 1125 or EN 1154 or EN 1155 or EN 1158 or EN 1303 or EN 1527 or EN 1906 or EN 1935 or EN 12051 or EN 12209 1AMark printed on closer
38) Household Shelter DoorFSSD's requirements1ALabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
39) Storey Shelter DoorFSSD's requirements1ALabels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 
 40) Cross / Glued Laminated TimberEN 1363 EN 1364 EN 1365 1A Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB
 41) Materials for use in Photovoltaic (PV) ModulesIEC 61730-2  Cl 10.8 or UL 790 2 No label
 42) Materials for FlooringEN 13501-1  2 No label

Labels

PLS Tick Mark

Declaration of Compliance

Declaration of Compliance

Note :

1. ASTM E119 and NFPA 251 are not acceptable for load-bearing elements.

2. To comply with requirements stipulated under clause 3.3.7 of Fire Code 2007.

3. The insulation criterion shall be min. 30 minutes.

4. Class ''0'' surface spread of flame.

5. Insulation criteria of ducting system shall have both internal and external rating.

6. Permitted for use in sprinkler protected buildings only.

7. Applies to upholstered seats and plastic seats, either in fixed position or retractable type.

8. Weathering tests shall include the following:

  • Heating test
  • Washing test
  • Sulphur dioxide test
  • Humidity test
  • Natural weathering test(for external use)
  • The requirements as stipulated under Clause 3.15.1 of the Fire Code

9. Materials containing plastics would not be allowed.

10. Combustible core is permitted only in sprinkler protected buildings.

11. Installation of UPVC window frame shall conform to the FSSD's Guidelines.

12. Materials used are listed for BS 476: Pt 4/11 or 6/7 under PLS Class 2.

13. Door closers used in fire-rated door are separately listed under PLS Class 1A

14. Insulating lining shall also achieve Class "1" flame spread rating

 

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