All new non-residential and multi-unit residential (use groups R-1, R-2 & R-3; as defined by 780 CMR 310.00) or business construction shall install a locking key box, of a type approved by, and at a location on each building to be designated by the Chief of the Fire Department, or to any person the Chief may delegate said authority in writing.
Any area of an agricultural, non-residential or multi-unit residential (R-1, R-2 & R-3), or business property that is normally protected by use of locked gates, shall install either a pad lock keyed to the secure fire department key, or locking key box on each gate. Any property that uses a electronic security lock or gate shall be required to provide an override switch that operates by use of the secure key held by the fire department.
Any occupancy governed by this by-law which uses Hazardous materials regulated by state or federal law, shall be required install a key-vault capable of containing a complete set of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and to maintain a complete set of MSDS in said vault. Each set of MSDS shall be reviewed annually with a representative of the fire department to assure current information is available.
All occupancies governed by this by-law shall be required to provide the fire department with a master key or complete set of keys to the occupancy, to be placed within the key box on the property. Whenever any occupancy governed by this by-law changes ownership or changes locks, they shall notify the fire department immediately and provide the new keys within 7 working days.