Legislation aspects of fire safety management in Hong Kong

S.C. Tsui (Senior Engineer, Ove Arup & Partners HK Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
W.K. Chow (Chair Professor of Architectural Science and Fire Engineering, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong)


ISSN: 0263-2772

Publication date: 1 April 2004


Proper implementation of fire safety management is a key to providing total fire safety. In this paper, a regulatory framework related to fire safety management in buildings in Hong Kong has been reviewed. Current statutory requirements covering both administrative and technical aspects of fire safety management elements are outlined. Responsibilities of different management parties in a typical multiple occupancies commercial building on operating the fire safety measures are discussed. It is observed that only maintenance of active fire protection systems are emphasised at the moment. A more detailed fire safety plan should be formulated with clear legal liability for undertaking management responsibilities.



Tsui, S.C. and Chow, W.K. (2004), "Legislation aspects of fire safety management in Hong Kong", Facilities, Vol. 22 No. 5/6, pp. 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1108/02632770410540360

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