National, Provincial and Municipal Fire Codes require Fire Safety Plans for certain types of building occupancies . The local “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (typically the local fire department) must approve this plan. The owner or authorized agent of the owner is responsible for the implementation of the plan.
Fire Safety Plans must conform to guidelines and requirements of Section 2.8.1 of the National and Provincial fire codes.
The building owner or authorized agent of the owner has a legal duty to ensure that the building complies with the regulations at all times even if the building has been inspected by the fire department. Failure to comply to the regulations the may result in penealties levied against the the owner.
The National, Provincial and Municipal Building Codes classify buildings by their “Major Occupancy” These classifications include, assembly, institutional, residential, business, mercantile, and industrial occupancies.