Adequate precautions should be taken to minimize the risk
of fire within and outside the factory buildings.
5.2 Fire Gap
No building or other structure including any projection
shall be built within a distance of 20 ft. from any of the boundary
walls except with the prior approval of the Board. This passage shall
be motorable right round.
5.3 Fire Extinguishers
Within the factory building, an adequate number of fire
extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment shall be made available.
In this regard, the Chief Fire Officer of the Fire Department of the
Colombo Municipal council or any other specialist agency may be consulted.
5.4 Fire Escape
The factory buildings should have an adequate number of
fire escape/exits. All doors of the factory building should open outwards.
5.5 Handling & Storing of Explosives
Where explosives and inflammable dust, gas or vapour
substances are involved, adequate precautions should be taken, under
expert advice, regarding their storage and handling.