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Joint Research Centre (JRC) at European Commission  issued the status and needs for implementation of Fire Safety Engineering approach in Europe. The results of that survey appeared to have some discrepancies according to European members of SFPE. Therefore,  this survey below was created to present an in depth view an analysis of all the FSE practices through SFPE Europe.


Instructions:

This survey is the step #1, to be completed by   members of SFPE  European Chapters or selected Chapter representatives

Your Chapter Leader will receive the input of your submission, and will submit the master survey containing consensus views of the entire chapter.


All questions except yes/no type are multiple choice answers. If you cannot complete the survey in one sitting, you can save your work and resume at a later date. To do so, scroll down to the end of the form,  click "save and resume later", and copy the given link.  You must use that link to finish your input. Once submitted, a confirmation and a copy of your input will be emailed to you automatically.

Should you have any questions, please contact eva@sfpe.org



The deadline for completion is 1th of December, 2023






1. Information about the person completing the survey

Name
in case we have follow up questions
has to match entry above
Do you have formal fire safety engineering education?*

2. GENERAL INFORMATION ON EXISTING FIRE REGULATION

Q2a. What is the nature and level of the technical detail in your fire regulation, considering the following technical details? (Check all that apply.) - Copy
Q2a. What is the nature and level of the technical detail in your fire regulation, considering the following technical details? (Check all that apply.) - Copy
  Prescriptive Solutions YES Prescriptive Solutions NO
Fire detection
Early suppression/ suppression systems
Evacuation routes
Smoke control systems
Structural fire safety
Fire compartmentation
Smoke compartmentation
Prevention of fire spread to neighbouring building
Material selection for façades
Material selection for all other relevant areas excluding facades (e.g. interior finishing, cables, internal insulation, furniture, etc.)
Firefighting (fire brigade access and intervention
Building installations (for example, electricity, gas, lifts)
Other(s) (please specify):
prescriptive solutions
Q2b. What is the nature and level of the technical detail in your fire regulation, considering the following technical details? (Check all that apply.) - Copy
Q2b. What is the nature and level of the technical detail in your fire regulation, considering the following technical details? (Check all that apply.) - Copy
  Performance Based Solutions YES Performance Based Solutions NO
Fire detection
Early suppression/ suppression systems
Evacuation routes
Smoke control systems
Structural fire safety
Fire compartmentation
Smoke compartmentation
Prevention of fire spread to neighbouring building
Material selection for façades
Material selection for all other relevant areas excluding facades (e.g. interior finishing, cables, internal insulation, furniture, etc.)
Firefighting (fire brigade access and intervention
Building installations (for example, electricity, gas, lifts)
Other(s) (please specify):
performance based
Q2c. What is the nature and level of the technical detail in your fire regulation, considering the following technical details? (Check all that apply.)
Q2c. What is the nature and level of the technical detail in your fire regulation, considering the following technical details? (Check all that apply.)
  Deemed to Satisfy Solutions YES Deemed to Satisfy Solutions NO
Fire detection
Early suppression/ suppression systems
Evacuation routes
Smoke control systems
Structural fire safety
Fire compartmentation
Smoke compartmentation
Prevention of fire spread to neighbouring building
Material selection for façades
Material selection for all other relevant areas excluding facades (e.g. interior finishing, cables, internal insulation, furniture, etc.)
Firefighting (fire brigade access and intervention
Building installations (for example, electricity, gas, lifts)
Other(s) (please specify):
deemed to satisfy
Q3. Who issues the approval of a construction work project from the fire safety design perspective? (Check all appropriate answers).
Q4. Who is liable for the fire safety design of construction works and the design compliance to the regulation?
check all that apply

3. ALLOWANCE OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING (FSE) APPROACH

Q5. Is FSE approach allowed for construction works in your country/state/region?

4. STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING APPROACH (In case your answer to Q5 is YES)

Q6. What are the types of construction works to which FSE approach is applied?
check all appropriate answers
Q7. Which fire safety technical areas are included in fire safety engineering approach applications?
Please check all appropriate answers.
Q8. What are the main reasons to apply fire safety engineering approach?
Check all appropriate answers
Q9. What is the regulatory framework that allows for the application of fire safety engineering approach?
Q10. Which body/bodies perform a regulatory-review of the fire safety engineering approach in projects?
Check all appropriate answers
Q11. What professional qualification is required for the regulatory-reviewers of the fire safety engineering approach in projects?
Q12. What qualification is required to engage in FSE approach practices?
Q13. Who/what specifies the fire scenarios in the project design with FSE approach?
Q14. How are the design fires specified in the project design with FSE approach?
Check all that apply
Q15. How are the safety criteria determined in the project design with FSE approach
Check all that apply


Q16. What assessment methods (listed below) for FSE are used for the prediction of fire, smoke, structural response, evacuation, etc.? (Please check all appropriate answers.)


Methods: Please use the listed numbering next to methods below to complete Q16a through Q16m:


i. The methods designated by building/fire regulations

ii. Methods described in standards referenced in the building/fire regulations(e.g., Eurocodes, ISO - please provide details/example if possible)

iii. The methods approved by government/designated bodies.

iv. The methods described in the documents issued by academic/professional society

v. The methods described in peer-reviewed papers in journals/conference proceedings.

vi. The methods accepted by building/fire officials in charge

vii. Others





Q16a. Fire detection
all that apply
Q16b. Early suppression/supression systems
all that apply
Q16c. Evacuation routes
add all that apply
Q16d. Smoke control systems
add all that apply
Q16e. Structural fire safety
add all that apply
Q16f. Fire compartmentation
add all that apply
Q16g. Smoke compartmentation
add all that apply
Q16h. Prevention of fire spread to neighbouring building
add all that apply
Q16i. Material selection for façades
add all that apply
Q16j. Material selection for all other relevant areas excluding facades (e.g. interior finishing, cables, internal insulation, furniture, etc.)
add all that apply
Q16k. Firefighting (fire brigade access and intervention)
add all that apply
Q16l. Building installations (for example, electricity, gas. lifts)
add all that apply
Q16m. Other(s)
add all that apply
Q17. Which topics should be further developed by the standardisation organisationor/ganisations (e.g. CEN, ISO, National Standardisation Bodies, etc.) to support the fire safety engineering approach practices in your country/region?
check all that apply

5. REASONS FOR NOT APPLYING FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING APPROACH (In case your answer to Q5 is NO)

Q18. What are the main reasons that FSE approach is not being used in your country/region?
check all that apply

6. FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING TRAINING, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Q19. What official educational bodies offer FSE education and training to students?
check all that apply
Q20. Do you see a need for FSE post-secondary education?
check all that apply
Q21. Do you see a need for FSE Continuing Professional Development courses?
Q22. Should FSE be part of the training for fire fighters and/or other emergency responders?
check all that apply
Q23. Which areas of FSE should be subject for research?
check all that apply

7. OPEN SPACE FOR COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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