Guidance

SOLAS Chapter II-2

Construction - fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction

Documents

Introduction

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Appendix - List of references in SOLAS text and explanatory guidance notes

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Regulation 1 – Application

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Regulation 2 - Fire Safety Objectives and Functional Requirements

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Regulation 3 – Definitions

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Regulation 4 - Probability of Ignition

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Regulation 5 - Fire Growth Potential

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Regulation 6 - Smoke Generation Potential and Toxicity

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Regulation 7 - Detection and Alarm

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Regulation 8 - Control of Smoke Spread

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Regulation 9 - Containment of Fire

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Regulation 10 - Fire-Fighting

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Regulation 11 - Structural Integrity

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Regulation 12 - Notification of Crew and Passengers

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Regulation 13 - Means of Escape

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Regulation 14 - Operational Readiness and Maintenance

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Regulation 15 - Instructions, On-Board Training and Drills

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Regulation 16 – Operations

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Regulation 17 - Alternative Design and Arrangements

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Regulation 18 - Helicopter Facilities

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Regulation 19 - Carriage of Dangerous Goods

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Regulation 20 - Protection of Vehicle, Special Category and Ro-Ro Spaces

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Details

This publication has been prepared to help ship-owners, masters, crews and industry to understand and comply with the new regulations.

Please note that this document reflects the 1 July 2002 edition of the SOLAS provisions for Chapter II-2 on fire protection. This remains the applicable legal instrument where certain regulations refer to compliance with its provisions as opposed to those of the International Convention. The MCA is working to update the regulations and this document. In the meantime, please contact the MCA if in doubt.

Published 15 September 2015