Back9.8.3.1.(2)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

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

Objective:

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APPLICATION:

Configuration of stairs within dwelling units, 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 stairs 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 that excessive variance in the configuration of stairs within dwelling units will excessively disrupt the gait of users, which could lead to persons misstepping and tripping in an emergency, which could lead to delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.