SCDF flags fire safety requirements for condo awnings

It found 16 units at Gardenvista condo had not complied with regulations during inspection

Gardenvista home owner Judy Cheung's unit is one of those affected. She said nine owners have collectively engaged a professional engineer to finalise installation plans for submission to SCDF this week.
Gardenvista home owner Judy Cheung's unit is one of those affected. She said nine owners have collectively engaged a professional engineer to finalise installation plans for submission to SCDF this week.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

Awnings installed by home owners at a Dunearn Road condominium were investigated recently for a possible breach of fire safety rules that would pose a risk to residents during a blaze.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) found, during a fire safety inspection of Gardenvista condominium, that 16 units had installed awnings without engaging a qualified person to draw up and clear fire safety plans.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2019, with the headline 'SCDF flags fire safety requirements for condo awnings'. Subscribe