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Achieving Total Fire Safety Together

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

How does BSE achieve Total Fire Safety for me as a customer and a member of the community?

BSE’s vision is to achieve Total Fire Safety for our community through :

  • Fire Protection, Fire Prevention and Fire Precaution

  • Fulfilling our mission in bringing you the best products and delivering the best services for the safety of properties and lives under your watch

  • Partnering with Building Owners, Building Management, Security Guards and other key building services companies

What does Fire Protection, Fire Prevention and Fire Precaution mean?

BSE’s tagline of Fire Protection, Fire Prevention and Fire Precaution are the key components in achieving our vision by:

  • Ensuring that every project we are engaged in, the systems and equipment installed at your site has a comprehensive design in fire safety protection for you and your occupants; thereby fulfilling the component of Fire Protection

  • Ensuring that the preventive-approach maintenance and services we provide to upkeep the systems and equipment at your site are operationally ready to protect your property and loved ones; thereby fulfilling the component of Fire Prevention

  • Ensuring that we continuously impart knowledge, that we have accumulated over the many years, through our partnership with key building personnel, such as the Building Owner, Council Members of the MCST, Building Management and Security Guards; thereby fulfilling the component of Fire Precaution.

How does BSE’s Emergency Response Services value-add to me?

BSE’s Emergency Response Services are to assist our customers to resolve any emergencies faced in their building systems and equipment. This service comprises of:

  • 24-hour call operation services

  • Operational teams ready to be deployed on-site

Do you know what some of the possible causes of Fire, False and Fault Incidents are?

Here are some of the possible causes that might cause an emergency incident at your site:

Is it due to technical defect?

  • Mechanical and/ or electrical faults

  • Electrical and/ or radio transmission and interference

Is it due to environmental causes?

  • Conditions of surroundings/ environment

  • Build-up of dust or dirt, or entry of insects

Is it due to man-made causes?

  • Works being carried out in a protected area without knowing or following the necessary safety measures

  • Communication faults caused by servicing or testing work carried out without first notifying the alarm monitoring station

  • Poor maintenance and servicing resulting in wear and tear due to deteriorated condition

  • Change of use or changes within the building

  • Accidental or improper activation of manual call points or detectors

Therefore, the following preventive measures checklist helps building management and owners to prevent such incidents:

□ Does my building have a prompt and proper schedule of maintenance and servicing of

the systems and equipment?

□ Are my systems and equipment easily identified through proper colour coding, labels and


□ Is my equipment that has been damaged or deteriorated being replaced promptly to

prevent further complications to the system?

□ Are any activities taking place on-site being communicated and informed to prevent

accidental activation of the system?

Do you know what to do when a Fire Alarm is triggered?

The basic procedures when a fire alarm is triggered in your building or location:

□ How long has the Fire Alarm been ringing?

  • Alarm (< 1 min) - a short duration of bell ringing can mean a false alarm, an investigation or testing and maintenance servicing activities conducted by the fire protection companies

  • Alarm (> 3 mins) - a continuous ringing of the bell can mean a genuine alarm or an order for evacuation

□ What should I do when an order for Fire Evacuation is being issued?

Stop all activities

  • Leave the building

- Do not use the lift -- use staircases instead

  • Follow instructions given by the Fire Wardens/ Security

  • Proceed to designated Assembly Area

- Do not re-enter the building unless authorised

How do I identify the common types of Emergency Facilities available in a building?

□ Exit Doors

□ Exit Signs

□ Emergency Door Release

□ Emergency Lock

□ Fire Blanket

□ Dry Riser

□ Smoke Alarm

□ Sprinkler

□ Fire Alarm Call-point

□ Fire Hose-reel

□ Fire Alarm Panel

□ Fire Extinguishers


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