Back9.8.8.5.(1)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

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

Objective:

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APPLICATION:

Maximum size of openings in guards required by Article 9.8.8.1. [see Sentence 9.8.8.1.(1) for locations of required guards], in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9].
This also applies to guards within dwelling units in buildings to which Part 3 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A for application of Part 3], as stated in Sentence 3.3.4.7.(1).

INTENT:

To limit the probability of excessively large openings in guards, which could lead to small children falling through the guards or having their head lodged between guard elements, which could lead to harm to persons.
In cases where a less stringent requirement is not specifically stated, to limit the probability of excessively large openings in guards, which could lead to adults falling through the guards, which could lead to harm to persons.