Within GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, the Civil Defence Department code stipulates that any interior fit-out that results in modifications to the existing fire sprinkler and fire alarm layout, requires a separate approvals process to ensure that the fire safety and protection of the proposed layout meets with the Civil Defence Department code.
In order to achieve Civil Defence Department approval, a Grade A Consultant is engaged by TEC Interior Design to complete the submission to the appropriate Civil Defence Department. In brief, the approvals process consists of the following:
- TEC Interiors collate and prepare all the documentation required by the Grade A consultant
- The consultant prepares a fire safety and protection design to suit the modified layout and lodges all the required documents with the Civil Defence Department for approval
- It takes between four and five weeks to gain fire safety approval and this must be in place before the application for fire protection approval can be lodged
- Once the fire safety notice of approval has been received, approval to commence site works can be lodged with the local Municipality, and approval is generally given within a couple of days
Please contact us directly if you have any further questions regarding the approvals process.