Russia: Revised procedure for fire safety certification
As of 28 April 2020, organisations operating buildings or structures that are subject to a Fire Safety Declaration (FSD) have to register the FSD in accordance with the adopted procedure.
The competent authority responsible for registering FSDs is the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MCHS) of the Russian Federation.
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.
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
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:
Occupational exposure limits, HS management, health and safety training, H&S management, occupational safety rules
Environmental liability, waste management, air protection, water management, hazardous substances management, dangerous goods transportation, use of chemicals…
Cosmetics, food, electronics, chemicals, clothing, textiles, other consumer goods