SCDF flags fire safety requirements for condo awnings

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe