Ensuring effective fire safety design and management
Certification of fire safety designs in accordance with ISO standards
Although fire safety devices such as sprinklers and fire barriers are required to be certified in building fire codes, presently there is no certification method for the fire safety engineering design process which results in the specification of the necessary fire safety devices.
An ISO standard, ISO/IEC TR 17032, Guidelines and examples of a scheme for the certification of processes, provides guidance on the certification of processes such as fire safety engineering. A specific annex (A.8) has been included in ISO/IEC TR 17032 that discusses the use of the standard for certifying fire safety designs based on fire safety engineering. Dr. Dey was the US expert to the ISO working group which developed ISO/IEC TR 17032.
A critical element of the fire safety engineering process is the verification and validation of fire calculation methods. Dr. Dey was the convenor in the ISO technical committee for fire safety that developed,ISO 16730-1:2015:Fire safety engineering — Procedures and requirements for verification and validation of calculation methods. This standard is critical in the certification process of fire safety design.
Dr. Dey can provide workshops and consultation on the use of ISO/IEC TR 17032 and ISO 16730 for the certification of fire safety designs based on fire safety engineering. The workshops can be customized for specific applications. See Benefits and use of ISO/IEC 17032 for further details.
Other consultation and training on use of international standards for fire safety
Training workshop at the Sichuan Fire Research Institute, Ministry of Public Security, Chengdu, China, May 2015
Services are also provided for :
Consultation on implementing ISO international fire safety standards into prescriptive national fire safety regulations, and on the use of ISO conformity assessment methods to ensure compliance. See 1st video below for further details.
Training on ISO fire safety engineering standards and the technical methods used in the standards. See 2nd video below for further details.
Audit of fire calculation methods used for "engineered solutions" to ensure they have have been verified and validated in compliance with ISO 16730-1:2015. See 3rd video below for further details.
Fire safety management using an integrated approach for prescriptive requirements and performance-based designs (see product flyer).
Consultation on development of a unified framework for fire safety regulation that covers prescriptive and performance-based fire safety designs.