Almost half of inspected high occupancy sites, including malls and cinemas, have violations of fire safety regulations, indicate preliminary results of inspections, which will last up to 30 July. The terms are defined by the Government of the Russian Federation.
More than 90,000 facilities are included into inspection list. As of today, more than 60,000 of them were inspected. Every sixth facility has faulty automatic fire alarm systems. More than 2,500 facilities have slight violations in smoke protection systems, and the same number of facilities have problems with automated fire suppression systems. In almost 17,000 facilities fire escapes are poorly organized, some of them are furnished with flammable materials.
Other violations include lack of primary firefighting equipment and under-preparation of staff. There are also some facilities, where personnel were not trained fire safety at all and as a consequence, they do not know procedures in case a fire breaks out.
More than 1,000 facilities were reconstructed from warehouses, factories and other similar facilities. Many of them were rebuilt into malls.
It was found out that 455 facilities are working without commissioning permits, 220 facilities are working without technical regulations that were developed and coordinated with the Russian Emergencies Ministry. 637 facilities have severe violations that require significant tangible costs or complete reconstruction to resolve them.
More than 17,000 officials and 5,000 legal entities were brought to administrative responsibility for violation of fire safety regulations. The Fire Inspection of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have sent materials to courts to suspend activities of 618 facilities, including malls. Courts have already suspended activities of 435 buildings, children playgrounds and cinemas. 292 of these facilities were completely suspended. As of now, 142 of suspended facilities resolved all violations and returned back to operation.
More than 64,000 violations were resolved as of today.