Hoteliers advised to obtain fire safety clearance

Port Blair
18 Jun 2018

A meeting was conducted with the hotel/lodge/resort owners/representatives and chambers of commerce of Port Blair & Nicobar by SP/Fire at the conference hall of SP(D)SA office recently. The hotel/lodge/resort owners/representatives were informed that an executive order has been passed by District Magistrate (SA) empowering A & N Fire Service department to conduct fire safety audit for all hotels/resorts and restaurants. They were also informed that free fire safety audit will be carried out by the fire officials based on the provisions in National Building Code. It was requested that the owner or any responsible staff of the establishment should be present at the hotel premises during the fire safety audit to assist the inspecting officer. After fire safety audit the hoteliers/resorts and restaurant owners will be informed regarding the shortcomings noticed and fire safety equipments to be installed and structural modification to be made in the building for ensuring fire safety. The shortcomings noticed by the inspecting officer have to be rectified and in case of non-compliance, their case will be forwarded to Administration for further action. SP (Fire) further advised all establishment owners to ensure that all employees are trained in operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment and in basic firefighting techniques. At the end SP (Fire) urged the public for their cooperation.