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Fire safety products and materials are regulated in Singapore by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

STS Certification administers the STS Product Listing Scheme (PLS) over various types of fire products and materials to allow manufacturers and traders to demonstrate their commitment and compliance to the product requirement in accordance to national or international stardards.

Certification of Conformity will be issued once the product meets the required standards.

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This scheme involves safety and performance of products in accordance to the national and international standards. Certificate of Conformity will be issued once products meet the required standards.

 
Singapore Fire Safety & Shelter Department (“FSSD”) regulated products are specified in the list of products under STS-PLS ISO System 2, ISO System 5 and ISO System 7.
 
ISO System 5 – This PLS system entitles Certificate and “STS Listed” mark. ISO System 5 scheme consists of Type Test representative of a sample of production, inspection of factory quality management system (to ISO 9001) and routine surveillance of the management system and samples of the product, and if necessary, market surveillance. Depending on the relevant authority’s requirement, the “STS Listed” marks are by label issued by STS or by printing of label on products by the applicant. Due to their nature, some products will be issued with Declaration of Compliance instead of label.
 
 
• ISO System 7 – This PLS system entitles Certificate and “STS Listed” mark. ISO System 7 scheme consists of Type Test representative of a sample of production and subsequent batch inspection/testing. The “STS Listed” marks are by label issued by STS. The labels are issued according to the size of the batch and upon condition that the batch has passed the batch testing /inspection. Due to their nature, some products will be issued with Declaration of Compliance instead of label.
 
 
• ISO System 2 – This PLS system entitles Certificate. There will be product review /market surveillance.
 

LIST OF REGULATED FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS/MATERIALS

Products Acceptable Standards Product Certification Scheme
1.1 Fire alarm panel 1. BS EN 54 Pt 2 & Pt 4 1b & 5
2. CP10  
1.2 Home Fire Alarm (i.e Smoke Detectors) 1. BS 5446 or EN 14604 or EN 54 or AS 3786 or UL 217 2
2. Fire Pump 1. AS 2941 or UL or FMRC Class 1311 or Class 1319 or BRE 5
3. Fire-rated Partition (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or EN 13501-1 (Min A2 class) 2
3.1 Compartment wall (1) 1. BS 476 Pt 22 or EN 1364-1 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 5
2. Timber products: See section on cross/glue laminated timber  
3.2 Protected shaft enclosing lift (1)(2) 1. BS 476 Pt 22 or EN 1364-1 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 and 5
2. BS 5234 Pt 2 and  
3. BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) and/or  
4. ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board) and  
5. Cyclic loading and dynamic test as specified under Clause 3.3 of Building Code of Australia C 1.8  
3.3 Protected shaft enclosing staircase or services (1) 1. BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 and 5
2. BS 5234 Pt 2 and  
3. BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) and/or  
4. ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board)  
4.1 Fire-rated Floor (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or EN 13501-1 (Min A2 class) 5
4. Fire-rated Floor (1)(2) 1.BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4, ISO 834 and 5
2. Timber products: See section on cross/glue laminated timber  
5. Fire-rated Ceiling (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or EN 13501-1 (Min A2 class) 2
5.1 Compartmentation (1) 1. BS 476 Pt 20 or EN 1364-2 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 and 5
2. Timber products: See section on cross/glue laminated timber  
5.2 Protection to steel beams that support RC floor (1)(2) 1.BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ISO 834 and 5
5.3 Protection to timber/ steel flooring (1)(2) 2.BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ISO 834 and 5
6. Fire-rated enclosure/ spraying material (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or EN 13501-1 (Min A2 class) 2
6.1 Protection to steel structure (1)(2)(3) 1.BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ISO 834 and 5
2. BS 5234 Pt 2 and  
3. BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) and/or  
4. ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board)  
6.2 Protection to fire fighting system ie sprinkler, rising mains, hydrant etc (1)(4) 1. FSB/PSB/001 (Insulation criteria – shall not exceed 75°C) 5
2. AS 1530 Pt 4  
6.3 Protection to building services ie cables, sanitary pipes, chilled water pipes etc (1) 2. BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 5
7. Smoke Curtain/ Smoke Curtain Barrier(16) 1. EN 13501-1 (Min B class) 2
7.1 Smoke Curtain/ Smoke Curtain Barrier(16) 1. EN12101-1:2005+A12006 1b
8. Fire-rated Duct System (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or EN 13501-1 (Min A2 class) 2
8. Fire-rated Duct System (Ventilation, Smoke-extraction and/or Kitchen Exhaust Ducting System (1) (6) 1. BS 476 Pt 24 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 or EN 1366-1 or EN1366-8 or EN 1366-9 and 5
For duct thru protected shaft enclosing lift, staircase, services  
2. BS 5234 Pt 2 and  
3. BS EN 520 (gypsum plaster board) and/or  
4. ISO 1896 (calcium silicate or cement board)  
9. Fire Extinguishing System for Kitchen Hood 1. UL 300 5
10. Fire Stopping Material (including Fire Rated Collar) A. For Penetration Gaps & Linear Joints: 5
1. BS 476 Pt 20 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 or EN1366-3 or EN 1366-4 or ASTM E814 or  
B. For Curtain Wall Application  
1. ASTM 2307  
11. Fire-rated Glass Block/ Partition/ Panel (1)(7) 1. BS 476 Pt 22 or EN 1364-1 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ASTM E119 or ISO 834 or NFPA 251 and 5
2. BS 6206 or AS2208 or EN 12600  
12. Exit sign (powered electrically) 1. SS 263 Pt 2 or IEC 60598-2-222 and 1b & 5
2. SS 563 Pt 1 or ISO 30061  
3. SS 563 Pt 2  
13. Emergency Lighting (self-contained) 1. SS 263 Pt 2 or IEC 60598-2-222 and 1b & 5
2. SS 563 Pt 1 or ISO 30061  
3. SS 563 Pt 2  
14. Battery system (for exit signs and emergency lighting) 2. SS 563 Pt 1 or ISO 30061 1b & 5
3. SS 563 Pt 2 or AS/NZS 2293-1  
15. Self-luminous Sign (powered by radioactive material) 1. UL 924 and 1b & 5
2. SS 508 Pt 1 or ISO 3864 Pt 1 and  
3. SS 508 Pt 2 or ISO 3864 Pt 2 and  
4. SS 508 Pt 3 or ISO 3864 Pt 3 and  
5. SS 508 Pt 5 or ISO 7010 and  
6. SS 563 Pt 1 or ISO 30061 and  
7. SS 563 Pt 2 (Clause C2)  
16. Fire Hosereel 1. EN 671 Pt 1 and 1b & 5
17. Fire Fighting Hose 1. BS 6391 1b & 5
18. Auditorium Seats (8) 1. BS 5852, section 5 (Ignition source 0,1 & 5) 1b
19. Fire Damper A. Fire Test 1b
1. SS 333 Clause 6.3 or  
2. AS 1530 Pt 4 (tested with damper at open position at start of test and able to completely closed during fist 90 sec. of test) or  
3. ISO 834 (tested with damper at open position at start of test and able to completely closed during fist 90 sec. of test) and  
B. Air Leakage Test  
1. SS 333 Clause 6.3 or  
2. ISO 5176 and ISO 7244 or  
3. AS 1682 - 1 Clause 5.3 and  
C. Closing Reliability Test  
1. SS 333 Clause 6.5 or  
2. UL 555 Clause 11.2  
D. Spring Closing Force Test  
1. SS 333 Clause 6.6 or  
2. UL 555 Clause 13  
20. Fire-rated Door (14) 1. SS 332 Clause 4 or EN 1364-1 and 1b & 5
2. BS 6206 or AS 2208 or EN 12600 (for fire-rated glass door)  
21 Bin/Linen Chute Door 1. BS 476 Pt 22 1b & 5
22. Fire-rated Lift-landing/ Dump Waiter door A. For fire-rated lift-landing door 1b
1. BS 6206 or AS 2208, EN 12600 (for glass door)  
B. For fire-rated glass door  
1. BS 6206 or AS 2208 or EN 12600  
23. Fire Shutter/Fire Curtain 1. SS 489 Clause 3.5 & 4 or 1b
2. EN 1364-1 (shutter shall close at between 10 sec and 30 sec)  
24. Fire-rated hopper/Hatch door 1. BS 476 Pt 22 or EN 1364-1 or AS 1530 Pt 4 1b & 5
25. Portable Fire Extinguisher 1. SS EN 3-7 or SS EN 3-8 or SS EN 3-9 1b & 5
26. Fire-rated Cables 1. SS 299 5
2. BS 6387 and BS7846 (Clause 16.2 and 16.3)  
27. Intumescent coating system (for protection to steel structure)(9) 1. EN 16623 (fire test and weathering test) or 5
2a. BS 8202 Pt 2 (weathering tests)  
2b. BS 476 Pt 21 or AS 1530 Pt 4 or ISO 834 or EN 13381-1 (fire test)  
28. Landing Valve 1. BS 5041 Pt 1 1b & 5
29. Breeching Inlet 1. BS 5041 Pt3 1b & 5
30. Raised floor panel (10)(16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or 2
2. EN13501-1 (min A2) (applicable to the core material of composite construction)  
31. Material for wall/ceiling /floor construction (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or BS 476 Pt 7 or (BS 476 Pt 6 & BS 476 Pt 7) or EN 13501-1 2
2. For plastic wall/ceiling/floor construction, refer to SCDF circular on the use of plastics dated 1 Oct 2014 for the testing requirements.  
32. Thermal insulation material(10)(16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or BS 476 Pt 7 or (BS 476 Pt 6 & BS 476 Pt 7) or EN 13501-1 2
2. For plastic wall/ceiling/floor construction, refer to SCDF circular on the use of plastics dated 1 Oct 2014 for the testing requirements.  
33. Finishes material for wall/ceiling (16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or BS 476 Pt 7 or (BS 476 Pt 6 & BS 476 Pt 7) or EN 13501-1 2
2. For plastic wall/ceiling/floor construction, refer to SCDF circular on the use of plastics dated 1 Oct 2014 for the testing requirements.  
34. Roof covering material (10)(16) 1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or BS 476 Pt 7 or (BS 476 Pt 6 & BS 476 Pt 7) or EN 13501-1 2
2. For plastic wall/ceiling/floor construction, refer to SCDF circular on the use of plastics dated 1 Oct 2014 for the testing requirements.  
35. Composite panel (12) (16) (Cladding to External Wall) Applicable to core material of composite construction 2
1. BS 476 Pt 4 or BS 476 Pt 11 or BS 476 Pt 7 or (BS 476 Pt 6 & BS 476 Pt 7) or EN 13501-1 or  
2. NFPA 285  
3. For plastic wall/ceiling/floor construction, refer to SCDF circular on the use of plastics dated 1 Oct 2014 for the testing requirements.  
36. UPVC window frame material (13) 1. ASTM D635 2
37. Door closer(15)/ other hardware 1. SS 332 : Clause 5 or 5
2. EN 179 or EN 1125 or EN 1154 or EN 1155 or EN 1158 or EN 1303 or EN 1527 or EN 1906 or EN 1935 or EN 12051 or EN 12209  
38. Household shelter door 1. Technical requirements for household shelters 2001 Annex A. 5
39. Storey shelter door 1. Technical requirements for household shelters 2001 Annex A. 5
40. Cross Glued Lamination 1. EN 1363 and 5
2. EN 1364 or EN 1365  
41. Finishing Material for Floor 1. For plastic floor finishes, refer to SCDF circular on the use of plastics dated 1 Oct 2014 for the testing requirements. 2
42. Solar Photovaltic (PV) roof mounted module 1. IEC 61730-2 (fire test) 2

 

NOTE :

1. 'DOC' stands for 'Declaration Of Compliance'.
2. ASTM E119 and NFPA 251 are not acceptable for load-bearing elements.
3. Clause 3.3.7 of Fire Code shall be complied with.
4. The insulation criterion shall be min. 30 minutes.
5. Class ''0'' surface spread of flame.
6. Insulation criteria of ducting system shall have both internal and external rating.
7. Use permitted in sprinkler protected buildings only.
8. Requirements apply to upholstered seats and plastic seats, either in fixed position or retractable type.
9. Weathering tests shall include: a) Heating test b) Washing test c) Sulphur dioxide test d) Humidity test
e) Natural weathering test (for external use) f) The requirements stipulated in clause 3.15.1 of the Fire Code
10. Materials containing plastics shall not be allowed.
11. Note 11 is left as blank.
12. External wall shall have fire-resistance test rating not less than 1 hour.
13. Installation of UPVC window frame shall conform to the FSSD's Guidelines.
14. Door closers used in fire-rated door are separately listed under PLS Class 1A
15. Insulating lining shall achieve Class "1" flame spread rating.
16. Fire classification of construction products & building elements between Euroclass & UK class

Euro Class (EN 13501)

A1
A2 (or better)
B (or better)
C (or better)
D (or better)
E (or better)
F (or better)

UK Class (BS Standard)

Non-combustible (BS 476 Part 4)
Non-combustible (BS 476 Part 4)
Non-combustible (BS 476 Part 4)
Non-combustible (BS 476 Part 4)
Class "3" (BS 476 Part 7)

Class "4" (BS 476 Part 7)

The BS standards do not automatically equate with the equivalent classifications in the European column.

Therefore, products cannot typically assume a European class unless the products have been tested accordingly.