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.



Fall protection, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9]:
  • at loading docks,
  • at floor pits in repair garages, and
  • where access is provided for maintenance purposes only.


To exempt certain work areas from the application of Sentence, which would otherwise require guards to be installed, in situations where installing guards at unprotected edges is impractical and workers are aware of the danger.