Introduction

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Introduction. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 3: Means of escape – flats, 1 (3.3). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 19. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

Provisions are recommended to support a stay put evacuation strategy for blocks of flats. It is based on the principle that a fire is contained in the flat of origin and common escape routes are maintained relatively free from smoke and heat. It allows occupants, some of whom may require assistance to escape in the event of a fire, in other flats that are not affected to remain.
Sufficient protection to common means of escape is necessary to allow occupants to escape should they choose to do so or are instructed/aided to by the fire service. A higher standard of protection is therefore needed to ensure common escape routes remain available for a longer period than is provided in other buildings.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative escape routes, common parts, escape route, escape lighting, common stair, common balcony, final exit, means of escape, fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, b1 means of waring and escape
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards > fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england > Section 3: Means of escape – flats
K Law > The Building Regulations 2010 > B1: Means of warning and escape
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2020 08:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:41
URI: https://buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/163

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