In many countries, fires in buildings have resulted in loss of many lives, damaged properties and financial losses. In Indonesia, there has been increasing reported cases of fire occurring in public buildings over the years. This study aimed to assess the risks of fire and fire protection systems in government office buildings in Depok, Indonesia. A descriptive study was conducted using triangulation approaches on government buildings in Depok from March to April 2016. Primary and secondary data was collected using observation, unstructured interview of key informants and documentation review. Descriptive and comparative data analyses were conducted in the study. The key problems identified in the fire protections systems in the building were heat detector installed near the air conditioner, damaged to the alarm circuits, sprinklers mounted at a distance exceeding the applicable regulations, lack of complete hydrants, and a lack of fireproof doors and windows. The gap between standard/regulation and the condition of fire protection systems in the building are based on a lack of knowledge about the essence of the building management system and standard fire protection. There are minimal active and passive fire protection systems in office buildings, and few components are not adequately practiced in accordance with international and local standards and regulations. For safe system of work, the entire fire protection system need to be tested periodically so that the system would work well in case of an emergency. It is important to conduct regular inspections and maintenance of the fire protection systems specifically in office buildings.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||International Conference of Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS 2017) - ID, Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …
|Conference||International Conference of Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS 2017)|
|Period||1/01/18 → …|
- active fire protection system, fire, National Fire Protection Association, passive fire protection system