Members of CFPA Europe

Slovenia

Region: All of Slovenia (212 municipalities)

Respondent:
Slovenian Fire Protection Associa-tion (SZPV)

Name:
Mateja Gris

Email:
mateja@szpv.si

Description of the national fire regulation framework for buildings

The national fire safety regulations are based on requirements of fire safety of occupants (people and animals), premises and environment. In Fire Protection Act, issued by Ministry of Defence, there are listed requirements, that Building regulation requirements (Building Act, published by Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning in 2017) shall be fulfilled: appliances, equipment, installations, elements and assemblies of structures shall be constructed and designed in the manner and from materials so as to ensure fire safety in compliance with the building regulations and technical requirements for building materials (according to EN standards). During the reconstruction and maintenance, fire safety of buildings must not be reduced. There are two ways to design a building that satisfies the requirements; prescribed design and performance based design. Both methods are equally valid.

Prescribed design is used more frequently, according to Technical guideline TSG 1-001, Fire safety in buildings, which is published by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.

Remark: Slovenian Fire Protection Association is preparing the basis of TSG 1-001 since 2007. The last version was published in July 2019.

Scheme for obtaining building permission

In the current scheme the investor hands in a complete building design (prepared by registered engineering company) to the national building authorities, located in (58) offices in larger municipalities. The building design includes drawings, descriptions, calculations. The fire safety design must be documented in a fire strategy document and in drawings illustrating the location of all fire safety measures. The document is called Nacrt pozarne varnosti and it has to be made by “fire engineers”, members of The Slovenian Chamber of Engineers, Section of Engineers of Technology and Other Engineers.

Remark: In practice, the local building authorities usually don’t have experts who could check the design and are not able to approve the design or not, so they give the building permission if formal conditions are met.

Requirements for performance declaration for building components

Slovenia has adopted the EU harmonized system for classification of resistance to fire and reaction to fire. A list of adopted product standards is published regularly in the Slovenian Official Journal.

Title of the overall building regulations where fire safety is regulated


Guidelines regarding prescriptive fire safety design

Tehnična smernica za graditev TSG-1-001:2019 Požarna varnost v stavbah
https://www.gov.si/assets/ministrstva/MOP/Dokumenti/Graditev/TSG_1_001_2019_pozarna_varnost.pdf

Guidelines regarding performance based fire safety design

No info

Other relevant documents regarding general fire safety regulations