Upgrading to standards

DID YOU KNOW that the complete or partial upgrading of the fire alarm system may be mandatory when performing certain work:

  • When you change a floor area;
  • When you enlarge your installation;
  • Change of use or vocation;
  • When the number of residents increases.

In fire protection, an engineer must coordinate all projects requiring compliance.

The requirements for fire protection are set by the National Fire Code, however, they must take into account the particularities of Quebec. In addition, we must also consult the authorities having jurisdiction (municipal regulations, engineer etc …)

Owners of buildings with more than 2 floors and more than 8 units must upgrade their alarm and fire detection system. This regulation issued by the building authority has been in effect since March 18, 2016.

This notice from the fire department of your municipality requires compliance or you will be fined or threatened of the temporary closure of your facility. In a simple way, the upgrade of the fire alarm system consists in adapting the existing system so that it complies with the requirements and the municipal regulations in force.

Groupe RoyalTech has the necessary expertise to interpret and settle your dispute by performing the necessary work according to the least costly scenario for your company.

Did you know that fire standards are now more restrictive?

You will need to ensure that your sprinkler system, fire alarm system, door closers and emergency equipment are kept in perfect working order. You will also need to establish a PSI Fire Safety Plan (PSI) and as well as evacuation procedures tailored to your facility.

In fire alarm, a compliance will require study

Currently the emphasis of the upgrade in an apartment building is the addition of a buzzer in each apartment. In some cases, following the addition of these new alarms, the control panel modification may be required to increase the functional capability. Note that the modernization does not necessarily imply compliance of the fire alarm system according to the Construction Code. Our engineering department will be able to carry out the necessary verifications.

Did you know that Groupe RoyalTech can save you time and money by consolidating many aspects of building safety?

by combining the sprinkler system upgrading work with the fire alarm system.

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