Functional Statement:


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


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


OS3.1, OS3.7



Protection for doors, in buildings of residential occupancy to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9], where the finished floor on one side of the door is more than 600 mm above the finished floor, other constructed surface or ground level on the other side of the door.


At significant changes in elevation between adjacent surfaces, to limit the probability:
  • that doors will unintentionally open to their full width, which could lead to inadequate fall protection, or
  • that doors will open greater than 100 mm, which could lead to inadequate fall protection for small children.
This is to limit the probability of persons falling, which could lead to harm to persons.
To expand the application of Subsection 9.8.8. to include guards for doors.