Fire safety

Belarus: Approved fire safety rules for storing substances and materials

As of 18 May 2018, organisations that operate warehouses or storage areas for materials and substances are required to comply with the rules adopted by Instruction on Storing Substances and Materials. The Instruction imposes storage requirements aimed at ensuring fire safety at industrial and other facilities and warehouses.

Russia: Amendments to the Fire Safety Regulations

As of 26 September 2017, a number of important amendments to fire safety regulations enter into force in Russia. The amendments to the fire safety requirements have been introduced by Decree No. 947 of 20 September 2016.

Separate fire safety instructions are also compulsory for category A and B premises

Ukraine: Amended fire safety rules

As of 3 October 2017, fire safety rules of Ukraine (the Rules) have been amended. The amendments clarify existing requirements and also impose a number of new fire safety requirements. The Rules apply to all organisations regardless of the type of their activity.

Kazakhstan: Adopted Technical Regulation on general fire safety requirements

As of 6 September 2017, all organisations operating buildings or structures and/or using flammable substances or electrical equipment or those that own or operate any fire fighting equipment are required to comply with the provisions of Technical Regulation (TR) “General Fire Safety Requirements”.

The TR requires facilities to implement the following measures:

Russia: Adopted fire safety identification requirements for buildings and structures

As of 30 July 2017, owners and operators of production, administrative or other buildings and structures are required to identify fire safety characteristics of such a building or structure. These and other amendments were introduced by Federal Law No. No. 244-FZ of 29 July 2017 that amended Technical Regulation on Fire Safety of the Russian Federation.

This means that for each building and structure the owner or operator must identify the following:

Russia: Published list of laws containing compulsory fire safety requirements

The published list of laws contains compulsory fire safety requirements compliance with which is to be checked by fire safety inspectors during fire safety inspections of organisations.

The list includes federal laws, Presidential Decrees, Governmental Decrees and Directions as well as regulations adopted by federal and local executive bodies.