Fire safety self-check

Self-checking means the obligation of a person to check the immovable, the building space, the device in their possession, and the safety and conformity of the use thereof.

The report can be submitted in the self-service environment.

The fire safety self-check report must be provided for the buildings which house:

  • kindergartens
  • schools
  • accommodation establishments
  • medical and welfare institutions
  • shopping malls
  • high-rise buildings
  • • a vital service

The detailed criteria are provided in Annex 1 to the Regulation of the Minister of the Interior ‘Requirements for the fire safety self-check and fire safety report and compulsory criteria for the preparation of a fire safety report’. Annex 2 to the same Regulation sets out the reporting format. Fire safety self-check reports need not be provided by private houses, apartments, and smaller institutions and companies.

On the basis of the submitted reports, the fire safety officer assesses the fire safety situation of the institution or company and makes a decision on the necessity of carrying out a fire safety inspection.
In case of questions and problems, the fire safety officers of the regional rescue centre, whose contact details are available from the state helpline 1247 (24 h) or from the website of the Estonian Rescue Board, provide advice.