Back3.4.4.4.(6)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F10

To facilitate the timely movement of persons to a safe place in an emergency.

F12

To facilitate emergency response.

F30

To minimize the risk of injury to persons as a result of tripping, slipping, falling, contact, drowning or collision.

F31

To minimize the risk of injury to persons as a result of contact with hot surfaces or substances.

F32

To minimize the risk of injury to persons as a result of contact with energized equipment.

F43

To minimize the risk of release of hazardous substances.

Objective:

OS3.7, OS3.1, OS3.2, OS3.3, OS3.4

 

APPLICATION:

Use of exits for purposes other than for exiting.
This applies to exits serving floor areas that are intended for occupancy, including mezzanines as stated in Sentence 3.4.2.2.(1), in buildings described in Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A.
This also applies to tents and air-supported structures, as stated in Sentences 3.1.6.1.(1) and 9.10.1.2.(1).

INTENT:

To limit the probability that the use of exits other than for exiting will lead to exits being obstructed or not readily available in an emergency, which could lead to:
  • delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could lead to harm to persons, and
  • emergency responders being delayed in gaining access to floor areas, which could lead to emergency response operations being delayed or ineffective, which could lead to delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could lead to harm to persons.
To limit the probability that the use of an exit other than for exiting could create a hazard in the exit, which could lead to harm to persons using the exit.
To waive the prohibition in the first part of Sentence 3.4.4.4.(6) on the use of exits for other purposes, and to allow access to floor areas, on the basis that this use:
  • does not create injury hazards or risks of obstructions in exits,
  • does not compromise the availability of the exits in an emergency, and
  • has the benefit of facilitating access of emergency responders to floor areas.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F10

To facilitate the timely movement of persons to a safe place in an emergency.

F05

To retard the effects of fire on emergency egress facilities.

F12

To facilitate emergency response.

Objective:

OS1.5, OS1.5, OS1.2

 

APPLICATION:

Use of exits for purposes other than for exiting.
This applies to exits serving floor areas that are intended for occupancy, including mezzanines as stated in Sentence 3.4.2.2.(1), in buildings described in Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A.
This also applies to tents and air-supported structures, as stated in Sentences 3.1.6.1.(1) and 9.10.1.2.(1).

INTENT:

To limit the probability that the use of exits other than for exiting will lead to exits being obstructed or not readily available in a fire situation, which could lead to:
  • delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could lead to harm to persons, and
  • emergency responders being delayed in gaining access to floor areas, which could lead to emergency response operations being delayed or ineffective, which could lead to:
    • delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could lead to harm to persons, including emergency responders, and
    • the spread of fire to other parts of the building, which could lead to harm to persons.
To limit the probability that the use of an exit other than for exiting could create a fire hazard in the exit, which could lead to harm to persons using the exit.
To waive the prohibition in the first part of Sentence 3.4.4.4.(6) on the use of exits for other purposes, and to allow access to floor areas, on the basis that this use:
  • does not create injury hazards or risks of obstructions in exits,
  • does not compromise the availability of the exits in an emergency, and
  • has the benefit of facilitating access of emergency responders to floor areas.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F12

To facilitate emergency response.

Objective:

OP1.2

 

APPLICATION:

Use of exits for purposes other than for exiting.
This applies to exits serving floor areas that are intended for occupancy, including mezzanines as stated in Sentence 3.4.2.2.(1), in buildings described in Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A.
This also applies to tents and air-supported structures, as stated in Sentences 3.1.6.1.(1) and 9.10.1.2.(1).

INTENT:

To limit the probability that the use of exits other than for exiting will lead to exits being obstructed or not readily available in a fire situation, which could lead to emergency responders being delayed in gaining access to floor areas, which could lead to emergency response operations being delayed or ineffective, which could lead to the spread of fire, which could lead to damage to the building.
To waive the prohibition in the first part of Sentence 3.4.4.4.(6) on the use of exits for other purposes, and to allow access to floor areas, on the basis that this use:
  • does not create injury hazards or risks of obstructions in exits,
  • does not compromise the availability of the exits in an emergency, and
  • has the benefit of facilitating access of emergency responders to floor areas.