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Introduction I. HOTREC – an umbrella II. HOTREC Fire safety Project. Brussels, 4 June 2010. Represents the hospitality industry at European level 39 National Associations in 24 European countries. I. HOTREC – an umbrella. Brussels, 4 June 2010. European hospitality sector

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Introduction

I. HOTREC – an umbrella

II. HOTREC Fire safety Project

Brussels, 4 June 2010

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Represents the hospitality industry at European level

39 National Associations

in 24 European countries

I. HOTREC – an umbrella

Brussels, 4 June 2010

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European hospitality sector

1.6 million enterprises

9 million persons employed

163 billion EUR value added

99% of enterprises employ < 50 people

these 99% make up 62% of value added

92% of enterprises employ < 10 people

I. HOTREC – an umbrella

Brussels, 4 June 2010

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Attention!

HOTREC is an association of associations

HOTREC cannot impose decisions…

HOTREC can only act upon mandate from its members

I. HOTREC – an umbrella

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Background

1986: Council Recommendation

1999 - 2001: Studies + Commission report

2002-2004: Working Group of national experts – draft revised technical guidelines

April 2006: Commission expert group : No consensus

2008: Commissioner Kuneva asks HOTREC to act

1 October 2008: Business Plan MBS methodology

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Objectives

Develop a user friendly tool for hotel management

Improve hotel fire safety in all types of hotels

• Small and large

• Individual and chains

• Existing (including old and historical buildings) and new

Comply with existing national legislation

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Development phase:

A Working Party to develop new tool (9 meetings)

Experts from national associations (AT, CH, DE,DK, FR, MT, UK)

Experts from hotel chains (ACCOR, Rezidor, Lindner Hotels)

1 representative of the fire officers (FEU)

1 technical consultant

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Development phase:

A Stakeholders Consultative Committee (3 meetings)

Dialogue to enhance work of the WP

Representatives of Commission + European Parliament

Tour Operators & Travel Agents

Insurers

Consumers

European Sprinkler association

Network of public authorities

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The result: the MBS methodology

Flexible tool to be used on a voluntary basis

Can apply to hotel of all types, size and location

National/regional regulations always take precedence

Encourages use of alternative solutions to solve fire safety problems using a Risk Assessment approach

Based on 3 pillars (Management, Building, System)

Provides assistance to the hotel management

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The result: the MBS methodology

Section ‘M’ – MANAGEMENT of hotel fire safety:

Fire safety register

Emergency Response Plan

Staff fire safety training (frequency/extent/recordings, etc.)

Fire evacuation drill (format and frequency)

Regular management checks/ routine maintenance and inspection of systems and equipments

Fire risk assessments

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The result: the MBS methodology

Section ‘B’ – BUILDING:

Design and construction must comply with the national/local standards

Design objectives and criteria to be achieved

No prescriptive requirements: set of advices and best practices

A thorough Risk Assessment will identify any deficiencies

Prioritise deficiencies and put into place a plan of remedial action.

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The result: the MBS methodology

Section ‘S’- SYSTEMS:

‘Design criteria’ to be met (no prescriptive requirements)

Detailed advice on Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm

Smoke Management Systems

Manual Firefighting Equipment

Sprinkler systems

Special risk areas

Automatic CO and gas detection systems

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State of affairs

Endorsed by HOTREC G.A (November 2009)

Final version released on 10 February 2010

HOTREC national associations to decide on how to make the best use of it (dissemination and /or integration into local fire safety instruments)

National associations from 7 countries to start using MBS (AT, CH, DE, DK, FR, SE, UK)

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Next steps

Report at the HOTREC G.A (28-29 October 2010) measures taken by the national associations which plan to use MBS

Other National Associations to follow?

Communication of the progress to Commission + European Parliament

Support by all stakeholders is welcome!

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The floor is yours…!

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