Back9.6.3.1.(1)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F30

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

F10

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

Objective:

OS3.1, OS3.7

 

APPLICATION:

Minimum height and width of doorway openings for swing-type and folding doors for doorways within dwelling units and doors that serve exterior balconies, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of:
  • insufficiently wide doorway openings, which could lead to difficulty in negotiating doorways, and
  • insufficiently high doorway openings, which could lead to accidental collision with door heads.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.
To limit the probability of:
  • insufficiently wide doorway openings, which could lead to difficulty in negotiating doorways in an emergency, and
  • insufficiently high doorway openings, which could lead to accidental collision with door heads in an emergency.
This is to limit the probability of delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could lead to harm to persons.