Urban fire risk is a global problem - one that can be heightened during periods of rapid urban development. Inadequacies in urban planning, infrastructure and construction practices related to fire prevention and mitigation significantly increase the potential for fire ignition, fire spread, and potential conflagration. The combination of urbanization and climate change pose significant challenges for countries and cities to form a comprehensive set of regulatory and policy instruments to achieve a more resilient, sustainable, and accessible built environment.
The purpose of this checklist is to facilitate a robust approach to reviewing fire safety provisions in building and/or fire regulations by providing a discussion of fundamental fire safety components of building and/or fire regulations, a systematic approach to review fire safety provisions in regulations, and examples of how fire safety provisions are addressed within a range of exemplar building regulatory systems. While this checklist can be applied without expertise and experience in fire safety regulations or design, such expertise and experience is extremely valuable to help navigate some of the complexities of codifying fire safety provisions.