Intention

UNSPECIFIED (2019) Intention. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Requirement B1: Means of warning and escape, 1 . RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 8. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

In the Secretary of State’s view, requirement B1 is met by achieving all of the following.
a. There are sufficient means for giving early warning of fire to people in the building.
b. All people can escape to a place of safety without external assistance.
c. Escape routes are suitably located, sufficient in number and of adequate capacity.
d. Where necessary, escape routes are sufficiently protected from the effects of fire and smoke.
e. Escape routes are adequately lit and exits are suitably signed.
f. There are appropriate provisions to limit the ingress of smoke to the escape routes, or to
restrict the spread of fire and remove smoke.
g. For buildings containing flats, there are appropriate provisions to support a stay put evacuation
strategy.
The extent to which any of these measures are necessary is dependent on the use of the building,
its size and its height.
Building work and material changes of use subject to requirement B1 include both new and existing
buildings.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: b1 means of waring and escape, alternative escape routes, escape route, final exit, regulation 7 - materials and workmanship, b3 internal fire spread structure, means of escape, fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, b4 external fire spread, fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england
Subjects: K Law > The Building Regulations 2010 > B1: Means of warning and escape
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2020 09:38
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 10:16
URI: https://buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/35

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