Fire prevention, the circle of technical rules for protected buildings is closed

27/10/2021 – The new rules for fire prevention will soon be operational in protected buildings open to the public, in which certain activities are carried out.

It was published in the Official Gazette on DM 14 October 2021, which defines the rules for buildings protected under the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape (Legislative Decree 42/2004), open to the public, in which activities subject to the Presidential Decree 151/2011. These are a series of hotels, offices, schools, shops, but also activities for which flammable gases and liquids are used, such as metalworking workshops and laboratories.

Fire prevention, new rules effective from November 24th

The new rules do not apply to museums, galleries, exhibitions, exhibitions, libraries and archives, for which it has been a different Vertical Technical Rule approved.

The rules will come into force on 24 November 2021 and may be applied in combination with the relevant vertical technical rules contained in section V, annex 1, of the Fire Prevention Code (Ministerial Decree of 3 August 2015). This means that the technical rules, specific to the activity carried out, will be accompanied by those developed to deal with cases in which these activities take place in a protected building.

Fire prevention, the rules for protected buildings

The Annex to the decree defines the procedures for assessing the fire risk, the strategies and prescriptions to be implemented, for which elements the verification of the reaction to fire requirements is required and the modalities for adaptation.

The Annex also contains the requirements for the design and construction of escape routes, for the preparation of the damage limitation plan, detection, alarm and control of any fire.

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