SS 641:2019

Code of practice for fire safety for laboratories using chemicals


Sets out requirements and recommendations for the fire safety of laboratories using chemicals. Covers the
safe use, handling, storage and disposal of flammable liquids, compressed and liquefied gases. Also covers
fire safety requirement in terms of laboratory unit design and construction, fire protection, explosion hazard
protection, ventilating system requirements as well as the storage, handling and disposal of flammable
chemicals. Includes toxic and hazardous chemicals due to their potential impact on fires.

Applicable to laboratories located within manufacturing facilities (e.g. petrochemical, pharmaceutical,
gas manufacturing), Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), research entities, commercial entities and healthcare
sector, laboratory equipment suppliers, fire safety managers, health and safety professionals, facility
managers and consultants (e.g. QP, M&E engineers, fire safety engineers).




Status Current
Edition 2019
No. of Pages 50
ICS Classification 31.100 Electronic tubes
13.220 Protection against fire
91.140.30 Ventilation and air-conditioning systems
Committee Chemical Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption -