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Fire safety management (FRM) manual

This information and attached document will assist health services to manage fire safety in public healthcare facilities in Victoria. The aim is to safeguard the occupants of facilities providing services funded by the Department of Health, particularly patients most at risk from the effects of fire. It focuses on the department’s FRM policy requirements for bed-based services and outlines other related fire safety management requirements.

The guideline also identifies other fire safety issues (outside the scope of the FRM policy), including regulatory requirements and bushfire risks, that facility managers need to be aware of to minimise fire-related risks for other patients/visitors and to ensure a safe workplace for staff.

Facility managers and designers should also refer to the capital development guidelines (CDG) series 7 page for the fire safety systems requirements, FRM audit and design processes.