UNDERSTANDING MALAYSIAN FIRE STANDARDS

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The protection of the health and safety of Malaysian was an early motive underlying legislation to safeguard the quality of the construction industry in Malaysia. In Malaysia, the government organization that is responsible towards fire and life safety is the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia (FRDM).

 

The fire safety standards implemented are in accordance with the regulations in the Uniform Building By-Law (UBBL) 1984, NFPA codes and standards, Fire Services Act 1988 and the Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) code and guide.

 

UBBL is a published document, which is used as a required safety standard and is emphasized by the government. The FRDM strives to discharge its responsibilities in its prevention and safety programs, and also to increase its enforcement in relation to inspections of buildings and business licensing activities, in accordance to UBBL especially in relation to Part 6 and Part 7 of  BS 476-10:2009 (Fire tests on building materials and structures-Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs)