METHOD STATEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF FIRE HOSE CABINETS, HOSE RACK, HOSE REEL & EXTINGUISHERS.

Following tools shall be required for the installation of hose reel cabinets/racks and extinguishers.

  • Portable Hand tools
  • Portable Drill machines
  • Portable Grinding machine
  • Gas Cutting set
  • Welding machine
  • Pipe grooving machine
  • Pipe threading machine

HANDLING & STORAGE OF MATERIALS

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On receipt of Fire Hose Cabinets, Hose Racks, Hose Reels & Extinguishers at site necessary precautions shall be taken for unloading, shifting and storage, as follows:-

The Fire Hose Cabinets, Hose Racks, Reels & Extinguishers shall be carefully off-loaded by deploying necessary / adequate manpower in such a way that no damage is caused.

The Fire Hose Cabinets, Hose Racks, Reels & Extinguishers shall be inspected, handled & stored properly upon receipt at site.

All materials shall be stored in a place free of water, dust & adequately covered to avoid any kind of damages.

The Materials shall be transported to work place using adequate manpower.

While unloading, shifting and storage, it shall be ensured that there are no transit damages.

Any discrepancies, damage etc., found will be notified and reported to QA/QC engineer & Engineer in charge – Plumbing for further action.

Materials found not suitable for site use will be removed from site immediately & replaced by appropriate material.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURES FOR HOSE REEL CABINETS

Prior to start of installation it shall be ensured that the shop drawings including coordination drawings of the respective area are approved. The locations of the fire cabinets shall also be shown on the Architectural drawings.

It shall be ensured that the area is released to proceed with MEP installations.

It shall be ensured that the Fire Hose Cabinets, Hose Reels & extinguishers are as per the approved material submittal & have been inspected & approved.

INSTALLATION OF SURFACE MOUNTED FIRE HOSE CABINETS

Prior to start of installation it shall be ensured that the wall has been painted & released  to proceed with the installation.

The location of the fire hose cabinet shall be marked as per the approved shop drawings.

The height of installation of the cabinets shall be in line with the civil defense approved drawing.

The Fire hose cabinets shall be installed in place using four 10mm approved anchors & bolts, ensuring the door will open 180 deg without blocking any valves.

INSTALLATION OF HOSE RACK FOR SURFACE MOUNTED CABINETS

The Fire Hose rack shall be fixed inside the cabinet through a landing valve supplied with the hose rack.

The piping connection to the hose rack landing valve shall be as per civil defense approved approved shop drawings, pipe penetrations to be properly sealed.

Labelling & identification shall be provided to the equipment in English & Arabic.

INSTALLATION OF HOSE REEL FOR SURFACE MOUNTED CABINETS

The Hose reel shall be installed inside the fire cabinet utilizing the existing brackets in the cabinet. Hose reel shall open fully & easily in all directions by just pulling the hose nozzle without even touching the reel.

The piping connection to the hose reel shall be as per civil defense approved shop drawings.

INSTALLATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR SURFACE MOUNTED CABINETS
Two approved fire extinguishers shall be placed inside the fire hose cabinets as per approved shop drawings & material submittal.

INSTALLATION OF RECESSED FIRE HOSE CABINETS

Prior to start of installation it shall be ensured that the wall around the fire cabinet has been painted & released to proceed with the installation.

Ensure that the block work opening for the fire hose cabinet is as per the approved shop drawings prior to start of installation.

The height & location of installation of the cabinets shall be in line with the civil defence approved drawings.

The fire cabinet shall be then placed in the opening with the outer flange flush with the wall and shall be fitted to the block wall using 10mm approved fasteners (8-10nos as per the size of the cabinet). The door of the cabinet shall open 180 degrees to civil defense approval.

Labeling & identification shall be provided to the equipment in English.

INSTALLATION OF HOSE REEL FOR RECESSED FIRE HOSE CABINETS
The Hose reel shall be installed inside the fire cabinet utilizing the existing brackets in the cabinet. Hose reel shall open fully & easily in all directions by just pulling the hose nozzle without even touching the reel.

The piping connection to the hose reel shall be as per civil defense approved shop drawings.

INSTALLATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR RECESSED FIRE HOSE CABINETS
Two approved fire extinguishers shall be placed inside the fire hose cabinets as per approved shop drawings.

AUTHORITY APPROVAL
The civil defence authority will visit the site & shall approve the installations upon completion.

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