image image image
The S&C Portal
Why Use the S&C Portal?
Who's Behind the S&C Portal?
The S&C Portal
The Standards and Conformance (S&C) Portal is an online facility that offers an easy access to a wide range of information on standards, regulations and conformity assessment activities in the Philippines and other WTO member countries.
Read the Full Story
Why Use the S&C Portal?
It facilitates a fast, efficient and cost-effective way of obtaining extensive information on standards, conformity assessment requirements, and other trade-related technical regulations/laws;
Read the Full Story
Who's Behind the S&C Portal?
The S&C Portal is administered by the Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS), which is the National Standards Body of the Philippines and the WTO TBT Enquiry Point of the country.  
Read the Full Story
DTI circulates standard on fire protection and fire fighting equipment

DTI circulates standard on fire protection and fire fighting equipment

In an effort to prevent and/or limit the damages of fire-related incidents, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) develops the Philippine National Standard (PNS) on fire protection and fire-fighting equipment.

The DTI-BPS through its Technical Committee on Fire Protection and Fire Fighting Equipment (BPS/TC 02), recommended the promulgation of the following Philippine National Standards which the BPS approved on 21 December 2017:

  1. Philippine National Standard (PNS) 2129:2017 - specifies the classification of fire into five (5) categories defined in terms of the nature of the fuel;
  2. PNS ISO 7240-1:2017 - general guidelines and definitions used in describing the fire detection and alarm system (FDAS) equipment used in and around buildings;
  3. PNS ISO 7240-2:2017 on the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for control and indicating equipment for use in fire detection and alarm system installed in buildings; and,
  4. PNS ISO 7240-3:2017 on the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for audible alarm devices intended to signal an audible warning of fire between detection and alarm system and the occupants of the building.

 

The month of March is recognized as the Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines but incidents of fire in the country typically happens throughout the year caused by the country’s relative temperature and humidity, and other human factors such as poor electrical connections, open flames due to torch or sulo; and, disposal of lighted cigarette butt in flammable materials.

 

“While fire-related incidents are sometimes inevitable inspite of safety measures in check, these standards can assist to further limit their effects. The BPS adopts these standards on alarm systems that can significantly reduce the number of fire-related incidents that lead to damage to properties and even loss of lives,” DTI-BPS Director-in-Charge Engr. James E. Empeño emphasized.

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the Philippines’ member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Copies of the said Philippine National Standards can now be purchased for a minimal fee at the BPS Standards Data Center, 3F Trade and Industry Building, 361. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

 

(end)
philippineflag

Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards 3/F Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City Philippines 1200, Telephone: (632) 751-4700 Fax: (632) 751-4706
E-mail Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy