NR23 – Fire Protection

(Last amended on May 6, 2011)

23.1 All employers shall take fire prevention measures in accordance with the state legislations and applicable technical standards.

23.1.1 The employer shall provide all employees with information about:

a) use of firefighting equipment;
b) procedures for evacuation of workplace safely;
c) existing alarm devices.

23.2 The workplaces shall be provided with sufficient number of exits arranged so that those who are in these locations may abandon them quickly and safely in case of emergency.

23.3 All openings, exists and passageways shall be clearly marked by illuminated signs or plates, indicating the direction of exit.

23.4 Emergency exits shall not be locked or fastened during the working hours.

23.5 Emergency exits can be equipped with locking devices that allow easy opening from inside.