Maintenance and Fire Safety Regulation in Spain and Portugal

  • Francisco Salguero-CaparrósEmail author
  • Juan Carlos Rubio-RomeroEmail author
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 277)


Published studies focused on analyse the development of European regulations regarding maintenance and fire protection, their differences, requirements, strategies and implementation, are really scarce. For this reason, the present study aims to develop a comparative analysis of the Regulation on Fire Safety Installations in Spain and Portugal. For this, differences related to content and levels of requirements are studied. Both regulations, leading in Europe, place special emphasis on the participation of maintenance and installation companies, as well as in the intervention of the Engineer as a competent technician in the field. As a result, it could be concluded that programs that encourage the analysis of the degree of effectiveness of fire protection regulations and their difficulties in their implementation and adaptation to new technologies should be developed. Similarly, the harmonization of requirements regarding regulation in fire protection within European countries is considered very necessary, as well as the competencies of engineers for the project writing with this scope.


Fire safety regulations Europe RIPCI 2017 SCIE Occupational health and safety 



We acknowledge the support of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain through the project “Composite Leading Indicators para la mejora de la resiliencia de la seguridad laboral, en las actividades de diseño y ejecución de estructuras” (BIA2016-79270-P).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MálagaMálagaSpain

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