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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.

Product

Acceptable Standards

 PLS Class

Labelling/ Marking

1) Fire Alarm Panel

• BS EN 54 Pt 2 & 4

• CP10

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

2) Fire Pump

• AS 2941

• UL 448

• FMRC 1311 or FMRC 1319

1A

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

 3) Fire-rated Partition (12)

3.1) Compartment wall

• BS 476 Pt 4/11 or EN 13501-1

• BS 476 Pt 22,

• EN 1364-1

• AS 1530 Pt 4

• ASTM E119

• ISO 834 • NFPA 251

1A

Declaration 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

 1A

Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

3.3) Protected shaft enclosing staircase or services

• BS 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)

 1A

Declaration 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 timber

1A

Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

5) Fire-rated Ceiling (12)

 5.1) Compartmentation

• BS 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

 1A

Declaration 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

 1A

Declaration 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

 1A

Declaration 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)

1A

Declaration 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 4

1A

Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

6.3) Protection to building services ie cables, sanitary pipes, chilled water pipes etc

• BS 476 Pt 4/11 • EN 13501-1 • BS 476 Pt 20 • AS 1530 Pt 4 • ASTM E119 • ISO 834 • NFPA 251

1A

Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

7) Smoke Curtain (4) (12)

• EN 13501-1 • EN 12101-1

1B

Labels 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 1366-9

1A

Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

9) Fire Extinguishing System for Kitchen Hood

• UL 300

1A

Labels 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)

1A

Declaration 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

1A

Declaration 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 & 2

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

13 ) Emergency lighting (self-contained)

• SS 263 Pt 2 • SS 563 Pt 1 & 2

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

 14) Battery System (for exit signs and emergency lighting)

• SS 563 Pt 1 & 2

1A or 1B

Labels 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 & 2

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

16) Fire Hosereel

• EN 671 Pt 1 • SS 575 (Code of Practice for Fire Hydrant, Rising Mains and Hosereel Systems)

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

17) Fire Fighting Hose

• BS 6391

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

18) Auditorium Seats (7)

• BS 5852 • Clause 12 (ignition source 0,1 & 5 )

1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

 19) Fire Damper

For 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

1B

Labels 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 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

 21) Bin/Linen Chute Door

BS 476 Pt 22

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

22) Fire-rated Lift-landing/ Dumb Waiter Door

• BS 476 Pt 22 • EN 81-58 (for lift-landing door) • BS 6206 or AS 2208 • EN 12600 (applicable for glass door)

1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

23) Fire Shutter/Fire Curtain

• SS 489 Clause 3.5 & 4 or EN 1634-1 (the fire shutter/fire curtain shall close at between 10 sec and 30 sec)

1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

 24) Fire-rated Hopper / Hatch door

• BS 476 Pt 22 or EN 1634-1 or AS 1530 Pt 4

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

25) Portable Fire Extinguisher

• SS EN 3-7 • SS EN 3-8 • SS EN 3-9

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

26) Fire-rated Cables

• SS 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)

1A

Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

28) Landing Valve

• BS 5041 Pt 1

1A or 1B

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

29) Breeching Inlet

• BS 5041 Pt 3

1A or 1B

Labels 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)

 2

No label

31) Material for Wall/Ceiling Construction (9)

• BS 476 Pt 4/11/7/6 & 7 • EN 13501-1

 2

No label

32) Thermal Insulation Material (9)

• BS 476 Pt 4/11/7/6 & 7 • EN 13501-1

 2

No label

33) Finishing material for wall/ ceiling (9)

• BS 476 Pt 4/Pt 7/Pt 6 & 7 • EN 13501-1

 2

No label

34) Roof Covering Material (9)(14

• BS 476 Pt 4/Pt 7/Pt 6 & 7 • EN 13501-1 • ASTM E108

 2

No 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 285

2

No label

36) UPVC Window Frame Material (11)

• ASTM D635

2

No label

37) Door Closer(13) / other hardware

• SS 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

 1A

Mark printed on closer

38) Household Shelter Door

• FSSD's requirements

1A

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

39) Storey Shelter Door

• FSSD's requirements

1A

Labels issued by TÜV SÜD PSB 

 40) Cross / Glued Laminated Timber

• EN 1363 • EN 1364 • EN 1365

 1A

 Declaration of Compliance issued by TÜV SÜD PSB

 41) Materials for use in Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

• IEC 61730-2 Cl 10.8 or UL 790

 2

 No label

42) Materials for Flooring

• EN 13501-1

 2

 No label

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