O. Reg. 275/14: FIRE CODE

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r14275
Published: 2014-12-16

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ontario regulation 275/14

made under the

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

Made: December 9, 2014
Filed: December 16, 2014
Published on e-Laws: December 16, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: January 3, 2015


Amending O. Reg. 213/07

(FIRE CODE)

1. Article 2.8.3.2. of Division B of Ontario Regulation 213/07 is revoked and the following substituted:

Frequency

2.8.3.2. (1) Subject to Sentences (2), (3), (4) and (5), a fire drill shall be held for the supervisory staff at least once during each 12-month period.

(2) A fire drill shall be held for the supervisory staff at least monthly in

(a) a supported group living residence or intensive support residence regulated under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008,

(b) a care occupancy,

(c) a care and treatment occupancy,

(d) a detention occupancy, and

(e) a day care centre for children, including a day nursery, as defined in the Day Nurseries Act, but excluding

(i) private-home day care, as defined in the Day Nurseries Act,

(ii) an extended day program or third party program operated under section 259 of the Education Act, and

(iii) a day nursery or part of a day nursery, as defined in the Day Nurseries Act, that is operated in a school, as defined in the Education Act, and that provides services only to children who are pupils of a board, as defined in the

Education Act.

(3) In a school, as defined in the Education Act, and a private school, as defined in the Education Act, a total evacuation fire drill shall be held

(a) if the school or private school is in session during the fall term, at least three times during that term,

(b) if the school or private school is in session during the spring term, at least three times during that term, and

(c) if the school or private school is in session during the summer, at least three times or at least once a month during the period it is in session, whichever is less.

(4) For an extended day program or third party program operated under section 259 of the Education Act, or for a day nursery or part of a day nursery described in Subclause (2)(e)(iii), a total evacuation fire drill shall be held

(a) if the program, day nursery or part of a day nursery is in operation during the fall term, at least three times during that term,

(b) if the program, day nursery or part of a day nursery is in operation during the spring term, at least three times during that term, and

(c) if the program, day nursery or part of a day nursery is in operation during the summer, at least three times or at least once a month during the period it is in operation, whichever is less.

(5) A fire drill for supervisory staff shall be held at least every three months in a building to which Subsection 3.2.6. of Division B of the Building Code applies.

(6) In addition to the requirements of Sentence (2), in a care occupancy, a care and treatment occupancy or a retirement home, a fire drill for supervisory staff shall be carried out at least once during each 12-month period for an approved scenario representing the lowest staffing level complement in the occupancy in order to confirm that the requirements of Sentence 2.8.2.2.(1) have been met.

2. Article 2.8.3.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Notification of Chief Fire Official

2.8.3.3. The Chief Fire Official shall be notified within an approved time period before every fire drill carried out under Sentence 2.8.3.2.(6).

3. Subsection 2.8.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Articles:

Records

2.8.3.4. (1) A record shall be prepared of every fire drill conducted under Article 2.8.3.2.

(2) The record shall be kept for at least 12 months after the fire drill.

Hotel employees

2.8.3.5. Every employee in a

hotel establishment shall take part in at least one fire drill during each 12-month period.

4. Article 2.10.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

2.10.1.1. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), this Section applies to day care centres for children, including day nurseries as defined in the Day Nurseries Act.

(2) This Section does not apply to

(a) private-home day care, as defined in the Day Nurseries Act,

(b) an extended day program or a third party program operated under section 259 of the Education Act, or

(c) a day nursery or part of a day nursery, as defined in the Day Nurseries Act, that is operated in a school, as defined in the Education Act, and that provides services only to children who are pupils of a board, as defined in the Education Act.

Commencement

5. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2015 and the day it is filed.

Made by:

Yasir Naqvi

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Date made: December 16, 2014.