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Hotel Fire Safety

As of January 1, 2007 hotels were subject to full compliance with the Fire Code. This includes the existing Parts 1 to 8 and Section 9.1 of the Fire Code, as well as the new Section 9.9 Hotels, which addresses retrofit requirements for existing hotels. While the requirements of Parts 1 to 8 and Section 9.1, and much of Section 9.9(Hotels) are effective as of January 1, 2007, some requirements that had a phased implementation ranging from 1 to 5 years are required to be fully phased in as of January 1, 2012. For more information please see the Compliance Schedule and other resources from the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office.

Ontario Fire Marshall's Office Full Compliance Schedule Section 9.9 - Hotels

Ontario Fire Marshal's Act - see Section 9.9 Hotels
Compliance Schedule for Hotel Fire Safety Requirements
Ontario Fire Marshall's Office Hotel Safety Requirements Overview 
Ontario Fire Marshall's Office website
Bill 77, Hawkins Gignac Act (Carbon Monoxide Safety), 2013


 How Often does Carbon Monoxide need to be tested?

  1. Are CO alarms that are installed in hotels, motels and similar short term accommodations for the travelling public required to be tested?

Owners/operators of hotels, motels and similar short term accommodations are required to maintain their CO alarms and alarm power supplies in operating condition at all times. 

Although there are no specific testing requirements, it is recommended that CO alarms installed in these properties be tested:

  • annually
  • after the battery is replaced or
  • after any change is made to the electric circuit the alarm is connected to

It is not necessary to test the CO alarms every time a new guest arrives.

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For more information see here.