STANDARD FOR SAFETY OF PREMISES, BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZED FOR THE CULTIVATION,PROCESSING AND PRODUCTION OF CANNABIS
1.1 This Standard establishes a minimum level of protection and safety of occupants, buildings or parts
thereof, which are utilized for the cultivation and ancillary activities associated with cannabis plants and
cannabis products. See Annex A (Informative), Explanatory Materials, Clause A.1.1
1.2 This Standard provides minimum requirements for devices, equipment, and systems utilized for
cannabis cultivation and ancillary activities and addresses the risks of fire, electric shock, injury to persons
and explosion associated with these devices, equipment and systems.
1.3 This Standard provides minimum requirements for the security of premises from intrusion and
infiltration, as well as considerations for secure access and safe egress.
1.4 This Standard does not address the following:
a) General fire prevention or building construction features that are normally a function of building
and fire codes;
b) Any use of the cannabis plant or cannabis products;
c) Premises used exclusively for operational activities such as office space, call centres, and retail
outlets, used for the distribution, marketing, or sale of cannabis, except as defined in Clause 1.5;
NOTE 1: Shipping and receiving of products from the production facility for further distribution are not considered as retail
NOTE 2: See Annex A (Informative) Explanatory Materials, Clause A.1.4(c).
d) The transportation of cannabis or cannabis related products;
e) Occupational health and safety requirements governing cannabis workers and personnel except
as identified in Clauses 10.2 and 17.2;
f) Security of the supply chain monitoring system, including cybersecurity and notifications; and
g) Outdoor grow area (including cannabis and industrial hemp).
NOTE: Residential occupancies that are allowed under Canadian laws and regulation to grow a maximum of four plants for
recreational or personal purposes are not considered for the purposes of this Standard.
1.5 Where buildings or premises combine cultivation and processing of cannabis plants, including
ancillary activities along with other operational activities outlined in Clause 1.4(c), the requirements of this
Standard shall apply to that portion of the facility as determined by Clauses 1.1 and 1.2. See Annex A
(Informative), Explanatory Materials, Clause A.1.5.