Region has Rising Concerns Over Standards of Fire Safety
report, the majority of fire safety standards within the
Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Driven by the increase in high-rise
construction projects, where the association has devised specific tall
building fire codes; and the availability of local training courses, have
resulted in the NFPA codes becoming one of the most powerful fire safety
resources within the region.
In addition, a recent survey conducted by IQPC has revealed that 85% of
the respondents cited the NFPA codes as being the most influential fire
safety standards throughout the MENA region.
Sumir Pattoo a Senior Fire Protection Engineer at Saudi Aramco, who will
address the origin and application of fire codes at Fire Safety MENA 2011,
believes the reason NFPA codes are the most influential in the region are
“…they are extensive in covering a huge range of elements both within
aspects of fire protection and fire prevention. These codes have requirements
which are based on concrete research”.
risk management, especially after the 2022 FIFA World Cup win, which in turn
will result in an unprecedented growth in building development and huge
foreign capital investment. The local Civil Defence Authority aims to promote
and enforce all necessary preventative measures to avoid the risk of fire,
including ensuring fire and life safety systems are maintained through
The NFPA will be facilitating an accredited technical training course at
IQPC’s Fire Safety MENA 2011 conference taking place from 3 –
the Oryx Rotana in
fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety this course will
benefit professionals directly and indirectly involved in fire safety.
At the event, the International Safety Quality Environment Management
Association (ISQEMA) and World Safety Organisation (WSO) will be represented
by Chairman and Board Director respectively,
fire safety within construction projects and Chair the conference. The
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Saudi Arabian Chapter will be
represented by President
the role of their society.
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SOURCE IQPC Middle East