NFPA 303: Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards

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2011 NFPA 303
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 303

Reduce fire and electrical hazards at marinas and related facilities with the 2011 NFPA 303.

Apply and enforce the latest NFPA 303: Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards to provide a minimum acceptable level of safety to life and property from fire and electrical hazards at marinas and related facilities, including boatyards, yacht clubs, boat condominiums, and docking facilities.

Major changes include:

  • Amended design requirements for automatic sprinkler protection for buildings with multi-level boat rack storage arrangements
  • New guidance for reducing electric shock hazards around boats in the water
  • New provisions for use of corrosion resistant materials in fixed extinguishing systems that are exposed to weather

The 2011 NFPA 303 is essential for anyone involved with, or responsible for safety in marinas and boatyards
-- including construction professionals, fire safety personnel, facility owners and maintainers. (Softbound, 24 pp., 2011)

NFPA® 303 Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards 2011 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Retroactivity
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Management
4.1 Smoking Restrictions
4.2 Maintenance of Fire-Fighting Equipment and Systems
4.3 Employee Training
4.4 Fire Department Liaison
4.5 Watch Service
4.6 Boat Owners and Guests
4.7 Open-Flame Devices
Chapter 5 Electrical Wiring and Equipment
5.1 National Electrical Code
5.2 Listed or Labeled
5.3 Electrical Datum Plane
5.4 Power Supply
5.5 Grounding
5.6 Dry Locations
5.7 Damp Locations
5.8 Wet Locations
5.9 Electrical Installation
5.10 Circuit Breakers, Switches, Panels, and Marine Power Outlets (Damp and Wet Locations)
5.11 Marine Power Outlet
5.12 Receptacles
5.13 Disconnects
5.14 Lighting Fixtures and Switches
5.15 Electrical Equipment Enclosures
5.16 Feeders and Branch Circuits on Piers
5.17 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
5.18 Tests
5.19 Marine Hoists, Railways, Cranes, and Monorails
5.20 Maintenance of Electrical Wiring and Equipment
Chapter 6 Fire Protection
6.1 Planning
6.2 Portable Fire Extinguishers
6.3 Fixed Fire-Extinguishing Systems.
6.4 Fire Standpipe Systems.
6.5 In-Out Dry Storage and Rack Storage
6.6 Hydrants and Water Supplies
6.7 Fire Pumps
6.8 Maintenance
6.9 Exposure Protection
6.10 Transmittal of Fire Emergency
6.11 Fire Detectors
Chapter 7 Berthing and Storage
7.1 Wet Storage and Berthing
7.2 Dry Storage
Chapter 8 Operational Hazards
8.1 Conditions on Individual Boats
8.2 General Precautions.
8.3 Heating
8.4 Storage and Handling of Fuels
8.5 Storage and Handling of Paints and Solvents
8.6 Storage and Handling of Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Materials
8.7 Paint Removal and Painting
8.8 Lumber Storage
8.9 Welding, Brazing, Soldering, and Metal Cutting
8.10 Woodworking
8.11 Machine Shop
8.12 Battery Service and Storage
8.13 Servicing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Systems
8.14 Maintenance
8.15 Shrink-Wrap Operations
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References