Back9.8.6.2.(3)

ATTRIBUTION:

Most technical provisions of the BC Fire Code describe how the code’s objectives and functional statements are achieved. However, some provisions, like this one, do not relate directly to a code objective. The following analysis is provided to assist in understanding of the provision.

 

APPLICATION:

Landings at the top of exterior stairs serving a secondary entrance to a single dwelling unit, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9], where
  • the stair does not contain more than 3 risers,
  • the principal door is a sliding door or swings away from the stair, and
  • only a storm or screen door, if any, swings over the stair and is equipped with hardware to hold the door open.

INTENT:

To exempt certain stairs from the application of Sentence 9.8.6.2.(1), which would otherwise require a landing, in situations where an entrance with a safer configuration is provided and where users are likely to be familiar with the conditions.