As anticipated in an earlier article, the Royal Decree 513/2017 has been officially published in the State Gazette “Boletín Oficial del Estado” (BOE) today, 12th June 2017. This new regulation covers how fire protection facilities are tested.
In this new Royal Decree replaces the previous RD 1942-1993 and includes aspects to be taken into account in terms of design, installation and maintenance of fire protection systems.
As to its structure, two fundamental parts can be identified:
The regulation itself, has been divided into 6 chapters:
Chapter I: General provisions. The objective and subjective material scope of application. Definitions
Chapter II: Fire protection products. Requirements for fire protection products. Compliance accreditation of Fire Protection requirements. Standard models. Claims procedure the denial or withdrawal of compliant brands and technical suitability assessments. Control of products.
Chapter III: Fire protection installation and maintenance companies. Scope of activity. Requirements. Qualification/certification. Obligations. Cessation of activity.
Chapter IV: Installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire protection systems.
Chapter V: Periodic inspections of fire protection Installations.
Chapter VI. Penalty procedure. Infringements and sanctions.
Its structure is based on three annexes containing technical provisions:
Section 1ª. Active fire protection.
Section 2. Luminescent signaling systems.
Appendix to annex:
List of UNE standards and other internationally recognized standards.
Section 1ª. Active protection against fire.
Table I. Quarterly and bi-annual maintenance program for active fire protection systems.
Table II. Annual and five-year maintenance program for active fire protection systems.
Section 2. Luminescent signaling.
Table III. Maintenance program for luminescent signaling systems.
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We will continue to keep you with this new fire protection regulation, ROYAL DECREE 513/2017 in future publications.
At PEFIPRESA, we are pleased to see a leap in the demands created by this new regulation in the interests of increased security measures.