40% of Jakarta Buildings Unqualified for Fire Protection System

Intan fauzi    •    Senin, 08 Jun 2015 16:11 WIB
city of jakarta
40% of Jakarta Buildings Unqualified for Fire Protection System
The construction of a new high rise building (L) rises over the skyline of Jakarta on February 5, 2013. AFP / ROMEO GACAD

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The high rise buildings in Jakarta are to comply with the regulations on fire protection from the Fire Deparment. Currently, from thousands of buildings in the capital, those who have complied with the regulations topped at 60 percent, whereas nearly half of the numbers are unqualified.

"More or less 60 to 70 percent have qualified from thousands of Jakarta's buildings," Head of Partimnas Section of Jakarta's PKPB Agency, Saipuloh stated to Metrotvnews.com at his office on K.H. Zainul Arifin, Central Jakarta, Friday (6/5/2015).

Every building, Saipuloh continued, has to be completed with active and passive fire protection system. "A building has to comply with sophisticated protection system, or to be qualified," he explained.

The minimum requirement of a building is to be equipped with passive or active fire protection system. "Examples of active protection system are fire hydrants, fire alarm system, sprinklers," he stated.

Aside from that, the fire protection system owned by the buildings have to be at its top performance. At this moment, the fire protection systems owned by the buildings are still varied in quality.

"Well, the regulation had to be fulfilled for every building. Currently it is varied. There are qualified or reliable buildings, and there are some less reliable and unqualified," Saipuloh stated.

Qualified buildings will be given certificates on the proper fire protection system standard. "Those qualified will be provided certificate of feasibility, or the building is stated to have complied with requirements on fire safety," Saipuloh added.

"But those unqualified will be given notes. The protection system needs to be improved. That note will later be given to the building management," he continued. (Eps)