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A new safety regulation against fire and the risks of panic has just been published. This document is the result of an initiative initiated by the Monaco Fire Brigade, under the leadership of the Department of the Interior and in collaboration with the Department of Equipment, Environment and Urbanism. Participation in its elaboration with the professionals involved led to a consensual document.
The main objective of this regulation is to consolidate in a single document the existing texts on the prevention of fire risks and panic in buildings. They have also been adapted to adjust more closely to the characteristics of the Principality.
The new regulation takes into account pre-existing building and safety rules and current standards, particularly in Europe. On the other hand, it allows the implementation of new construction processes and innovative technical solutions.
From a perspective of efficiency in the face of fire risk, this new text also reinforces the protection requirements of certain fire constructions.
In this context, the main developments concern in particular:
Finally, the safety regulation introduces a new classification level for buildings with a height of more than 200 meters, referred to as “very tall buildings”, a new classification (5 th category) for small establishments, and the definition of adapted measures.
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