Fire safety plans are life-saving signs
If there is a fire, escape and rescue plans are of vital importance. They give people in the building quick directions, point out the nearest emergency exit and the way to the safe meeting place. They also provide information on fire safety equipment such as push-button alarms, fire extinguishers and wall-mounted fire hose reels.
Fire brigade plans and route maps, on the other hand, provide emergency services with a detailed overview of the building. The fire brigade uses their information to create their plan of attack.
Seating plans ensure that meeting venues that seat more than 200 people meet legal requirements. To make escape routes accessible, they regulate things such as the maximum permitted number of chairs or tables and distances between individual pieces of furniture.
All these fire safety plans must be updated regularly.
Escape and rescue plans for quick directions
Escape and rescue plans can save lives. They feature simplified building sketches that help people to find their way in dangerous situations by quickly showing those in the building a way out into the open or to other life-saving places. They also provide information on where to find fire extinguishers, wall-mounted fire hose reels and other fire safety equipment. The escape and rescue plans show buildings or parts of buildings in the correct position from the observer's point of view. Its location is clearly marked.
The Arbeitsstättenverordnung (§4), the Technischen Regeln für Arbeitsstätten (ASR A1.3 and A2.3) and DIN ISO 23601 lay out the rules for escape and rescue plans. These include specifications on content, colours, safety signs, letter sizes and the scale. The specialist planners at CWS Fire Safety know these guidelines by heart and will draw up a legally compliant escape and rescue plan for you.
Fire brigade route maps, fire alarm line maps
If a fire alarm system triggers an alarm, the fire alarm line maps or fire brigade route maps help the fire brigade to locate the site of the fire. The maps also improve orientation and provide information about:
- Building floor plans
- Routes to triggered alarm group
- Fire brigade key depots
- Building entrances
- Fire alarm centre location
Our experts draft these maps according to DIN 14675 and also take into account the specifications of the local fire brigade.
Fire brigade plans for emergency services
Emergency services need firefighting plans to be able to provide safe and rapid assistance. The plans provide information on access routes, fire safety and extinguishing equipment, and particularly dangerous areas. The fire brigade plan includes a description of the property, a general plan and a floor plan for each floor. It is used solely by the fire brigade and must be placed in the building’s fire alarm centre (Brandmeldezentrale, BMZ). The content and design of the plan are governed by DIN 14095 “Ground plans for components for buildings for fire brigade use”. At least once every two years, an expert must check the fire brigade plans and coordinate with the responsible fire safety authority. CWS Fire Safety would also be happy to provide you with support for this.
Complete service for fire safety plans
We provide services ranging from design to installation for all types of fire safety plans. Our professionals prepare fire safety plans only after a performing detailed inspection of the site. This is how we ensure that each plan complies with (regional) regulations and the local conditions. CWS prepares the plans and installs them in your building. We also offer regular inspections every two years and, if necessary, we will update the plans.
We coordinate fire brigade plans, fire alarm line maps and seating plans with the responsible authorities or the fire brigade service until final acceptance. We can digitise and vectorise your floor plans on your request.
Our in-house specialist department designs and optimises various types of fire safety plans:
- Escape and rescue plans
- Fire brigade plans
- Fire alarm line maps / fire brigade route maps
- Seating plans
- Other fire safety plans such as hydrant, sprinkler or hazard prevention plans
Seating plans – make your guests safer
The federal states’ Versammlungsstättenverordnung (VStättVO) and Versammlungsstättenrichtlinie (VStättR) stipulate that event rooms that can accommodate more than 200 people must have a seating plan. This way, meeting venues can maintain escape routes open with different types of seating. We first perform a metrological room analysis, then draw up plans according to your desired seating arrangements. These take into account all specifications as well as the requirements for wheelchair spaces, emergency exits and escape routes.
Plans for all cases
We would be happy to draw up further plans to help you protect your employees, residents or visitors. Our portfolio also includes hydrant hazard prevention and fire water retention plans. Rest assured that we have a solution for every case – just contact us.