As per Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006, for multi-storeyed buildings:
- The owner or occupier has to furnish to the Chief Fire Officer, a certificate issued by a Licensed Agency regarding compliance of the fire prevention and safety measures in the building, twice every year, in January and July.
- The Chief Fire Officer can report deviations in the Inspection report of the building and issue a notice thereafter directing removal of objects that will cause the risk of fire. The deviations can be rectified by the owner. The Chief Fire Officer can also take the assistance of the local police station to ensure compliance and then issue NOC under section 390 and 394 of BMC Act
As per the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006, Section 3(1), Schedule I, pages 29-37:
- Fire Extinguishers are required at prominent places
- Hose reel, Wet Riser, Down comer, Sprinkler systems, courtyard hydrant, Smoke and Fire Alarm System (manual or automatic) may be required
- Underground static water storage tank is required (depending on the type of the building) with a corresponding water pump
- A separate terrace tank is required to store water to fight fire; along with a corresponding booster pump on the terrace
- Sand buckets have to be installed at prominent places
- Floor indicators and signages for fire alarms and fire extinguishers have to be given in lobbies, staircases, refuge areas and any other escape routes.
- Proper training of fire fighting system, including operation of water pumps, must be given to security personnel
- Self closing devices must be used in staircase doors
- Waste and scrap materials must be cleared immediately from staircase and lobbies.
- Terrace door must not be kept locked
- Mock fire drillsmust be conducted at regular intervals (ideally 2 times in a year)