Back9.8.3.3.(1)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F30

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

Objective:

OS3.1

 

APPLICATION:

Vertical height of any flights of stairs, 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 vertical distance between landings will lead to users falling a long distance in the event of a fall, which could lead to harm to persons.
To limit the probability that an excessively long, uninterrupted ascent will lead to users becoming exhausted, which could lead to users having heart attacks or similar accidents, which could lead to harm to persons.