Scheduled Interruption of Fire Protection [FS-002]
Fire Protection - Scheduled Interruption Procedures
- Maintain a minimum level of safety in McGill buildings at all times.
- Minimize the number of interruptions of the fire protection equipment by consolidating the weekly projects as much as possible.
Petitioner (Project Manager or Sector Supervisor)
- Complete form FS-002:
This is to advise the Fire Prevention Office and obtain approval for any shut down of fire protection equipment, as well as water or power to a building, two (2) work days prior to commencing scheduled work (48 hours, weekend days are excluded). For emergencies/urgent repairs (less than 48 hours) after submitting form FS-002, the petitioner must call the Fire Prevention Office and speak directly to a FPO to obtain the FS-002 approval.
- Email the completed form as an attachment to fireprevention [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- When a Fire Watch is required (see FP 06) the petitioner must obtain a Security Supervisor’s signature on the FS-002 completed by the FPO. This form must then be returned to the FPO for final approval. Monitoring central and Security Dispatch must be informed that work is in progress (system bypass) before work has begun and when systems are returned to normal.
- When the re-activation of systems needs to be delayed, the petitioner must communicate with the FPO to provide a revised estimate for Shut Down End Time.
Fire Prevention Officer
- Evaluate the request, communicate the decision, and provide details of any restrictions or requirements to the Petitioner. Any request not complying with the 48 hours delay shall be refused if not supported by information call to FPO.
- The approved FS-002 must be emailed to:
a) Facilities Call Centre
b) Security Services
c) Risk Management
d) Building Directors (for a list of current building directors, go here)
- Review the data collected from Security Services for conformity and to ensure systems were not forgotten off line.
- Communicate delayed Shut Down End Times to the parties listed in #2 above, as deemed necessary.
- Before the shutdown can be authorized when an agent is required by the FPO, there must be a confirmation that an agent is available to perform the Fire Watch. A detailed description of this assignment must be provided to the agent by the FPO. A Security Supervisor must apply their signature to the FS-002.
Definitions for the Form FS-002
Fire Alarm Zone: Circuit to deactivate in the alarm system. Example: In older alarm systems, work being done might require the deactivation of the whole floor on the alarm system. An addressable alarm system will permit deactivation of the individual units in the work area.
Fire Watch: Surveillance by a designated, qualified person with the objective of detecting a fire in its early stages and of sounding the alert. The person will complete rounds as specified by the FPO. A watchman is provided with the means of readily communicating with the authorities (two way radio).