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Fire Safety in Buildings

Fire safety concerns the protection of occupants, building structure and contents from the risks associated with fires. Protective measures at design building stage include layout planning and suitable construction form and materials aimed at preventing the spread of fire and maintaining building stability for a sufficient time to enable occupants to escape and the fire brigade to deal with the outbreak. Protective measures in building occupation stage involves procedures to ensure that fire safety systems and fire safety measures are properly maintained and in good working condition. As fires are invariably caused by negligence, these measures include promotion of fire safety awareness among building occupants, fire safety checking and procedures for safe evacuation in event of a fire emergency.

The course will provide an appreciation and understanding of:

  • Character of Fire and its Growth in Buildings
  • Effect of Fire on Materials and Structures
  • Classes of Fire and Methods of Extinction
  • Legislative Requirements Relating to Fire Safety
  • Fire Safety Checking ‘Walk Through’ and Follow-Up
  • Fire Emergency Plan and Evacuation Procedures

Growth of Fire in Buildings

  • Hazards Associated With Fire
  • Fire Load Grading for Building
  • Fire Resisting Grading for Building


Materials in Relation to Fire

  • Combustible Materials
  • Non-Combustible Materials
  • Fire Rated Materials


Fire Safety Legislative Overview

  • Fire Safety Act
  • Fire Code
  • Exemptions


Fire Safety Design & Planning Principles

  • Compartmentation and Protected Shafts
  • Means of Escape
  • Materials for Construction
  • Fire Fighting Systems


Fire Safety Enforcement

  • Fire Certificate & Temporary Permits
  • Fire Safety Manager
  • Building Inspection and ‘Walk Through’


Fire Emergency Plan

  • Duties of Owners and Occupiers
  • Fire Evacuation Drills
  • Extinction of Fire


Er. Patrick Foong Keng Yuen

Er. Patrick Foong is the founder and Managing Director of Singapore Green Engineers Pte Ltd. Er. Foong holds a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London and an M.Sc. in Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Er. Foong is one of the notable engineers who carried out energy-efficient retrofits to existing chiller plants and facilities using various energy performance contracting models since 90’s. He is the winner of the 2014 BCA-SGBC Green Engineer of the Year award and a nominated Industry Ambassador for Sustainability by BCA. He is a Registered Inspector (M&E), Qualified Energy Services Specialist (QuESS), Registered Energy Auditor, Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) and Green Mark Professional. Er. Foong is also a Specialist Professional Engineer for Lifts & Escalators


Er. Chan Peng Kong

Mr Chan Peng Kong graduated in 1981 from the National University of Singapore with a Degree in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, First Class Honours and was presented with the PEB Gold Medal by the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. In addition, he was also awarded the Faculty of Engineering Annual Book Prize and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship. He was conferred a Degree in Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) in June 1985. Mr Chan has extensive experience in co-ordination and management of projects with broad-based responsibility on M&E building services design development, codes review and authorities submissions. He presently has his own professional practice which provides Consulting Engineering Services to the building industry and is also a Registered Inspector (M&E) with the Singapore Civil Defence Force for fire safety works.

Option 1 (Face-to-Face)Venue: Unit #04-08, Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

Option 2 (Live Streaming via RECC Elearning Portal)Username and password will be assigned on receipt of registration and course fees

$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks.

The course has been approved for 7 PDU units under the PE Board Continuing Professional Development programme. Attendance certificates will be issued; they may also be suitable for meeting the CPD requirements of other relevant professional bodies not operating a CPD course accreditation system.

The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others

Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.

Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 

It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.

1 Day Training Course

33rd Run

Fire Safety in Buildings

A Life Cycle Approach
Fire Safety Manager CPD Scheme: 5 Points
Qualified for 7 PDUs by PE Board

$615.00 / person

Course Date & Venue:

18 July 2024, 09:00am to 06:00pm

Course Objectives

Character of Fire and its Growth in Buildings Effect of Fire on Materials and Structures Classes of Fire and Methods of Extinction.

Important Note:

In addition, NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).

Number of Participants: