How To Prepare Fire Protection At Events

The fire protection regulations contain all the rules for what to do in the event of a fire. These fire protection regulations must be adapted to your company, e.g. for your location.  

There is, therefore, no generally applicable template. The fire protection regulations must be checked every two years and always up to date. Keep this in mind when you make any changes to your location.  

The fire protection regulations consist of three parts: 

  • A: is aimed at people who are in the building, including your visitors 
  • B: is aimed at employees 
  • C: is for employees with fire protection tasks 

Part A is essential for you. So hang it up or check whether your rented location has put it up.  

Why do you need a fire protection officer? 

Above all, they ensure that fires cannot start in the first place. Fire protection officers are therefore essential when it comes to fire prevention at your events.  

Your employer can appoint such a fire protection officer. He will then advise you on all matters relating to fire protection. In addition, he creates the fire protection regulations for you and updates them constantly – for your location or your office. 

He also controls all fire protection equipment, for example, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or sprinkler systems. In addition, of course, it eliminates the defects discovered.  

A fire protection officer must complete a training course and always receive further training in this area, e. B. with the providers mentioned above. 

What does fire protection look like in meeting places? 

The “Ordinance on the Construction and Operation of Places of Assembly”, or Ordinance on Places of Assembly for short regulates the construction and operation of places of assembly: 

  • with meeting rooms that individually accommodate more than 200 visitors; 
  • with several meeting rooms that can hold a total of more than 200 visitors if they have common escape routes; 
  • outdoors with scene areas and outdoor sports facilities, each with grandstands, which are not temporary structures and can hold a total of more than 1000 visitors; 
  • Sports stadiums that can have more than 5000 visitors. 

Fire extinguishing equipment and systems 

  • Meeting rooms are to be equipped with a sufficient number of fire extinguishers. These are to be attached in a clearly visible and easily accessible manner. 
  • In rooms with a floor space of more than 1000 square meters, wall hydrants must be visible and easily accessible in suitable places in sufficient numbers. 

 Fire detection and alarm systems 

  • Rooms with ​​more than 1000 square meters must have fire alarm systems with automatic and non-automatic fire alarms. In addition, they must have alarm and loudspeaker systems with which instructions can be given in the event of danger. 

Escape routes, areas for the fire brigade 

  • Escape routes such as driveways and movement areas for police, fire brigade and rescue services vehicles must be kept free at all times. This must be indicated permanently and clearly. 
  • All escape route doors must be unlocked during operation.