Violations that Cause fires & Increase their losses
Any alteration, addition made to the building's fire safety system without Civil Defense approval .
Changing the building's occupancy type or any part of it without prior Civil Defense approval .
Using the building for the type occupancy other than the permitted one with a risk level higher than the permitted .
Installation of unapproved fire alarm system in the building .
Malfunctioning of the fire alarm system or any of its components .
Improper functioning of the fire alarm system .
Water leakage in wet or dry risers .
Obstacles hindering firefighting system in the building .
Applying any alteration, disconnection or removal of any dry/wet fire hydrant's component .
Not providing periodical maintenance to firefighting & alarm systems .
Escape routes are not provided with illuminated directive signs .
Stairs leading to escape routes are inappropriate .
Non-compliance of the Manual / mechanical ventilation systems with DCD's requirements .
Inappropriate or non-provided Natural/ Artificial illumination in the building .
Presence of obstacles or storing materials in exits and exits routes .
Presence of Haz-mat or flammable materials in exits routes causing risk to occupants .
Not providing emergency standby lights .
Closing / locking of basement`s emergency entry / exits risk to occupants .
Staircase shaft used for waste collection or storage .
Using pumps , generators and services rooms for storing materials .
Presence of nonfunctional power generator .
Presence of exposed or unprotected electrical wiring .
Absence of directive signs showing central Gas system in the building .
Storage of flammable materials near central Gas tank .
Windows in the building`s upper floors are fitted with grilles hindering Civil defense personnel from accessing and conducting firefighting operations .
Filling central Gas tank without obtaining DCD`s consent .
No Civil defense license or fire safety compliance certificate .
Changing business activity without referring to Civil Defense Authority .
Lack of providing training to those who by law should be trained in fire fighting, fire alarm and evacuation .
No existence of well trained, qualified and Civil Defense approved fire warden/ in charge in locations where by law should exist .
Intelligence system not installed in buildings where required .