The purpose of this Chapter is to stipulate requirements to minimise the risk of spread of fire between the station and adjoining buildings by separation, prevent the untimely collapse of stations in the event of fire by the provision of a stable and durable form of construction and prevent the spread of fire between specified parts of the stations by the division of such stations into compartments.
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Structural fire precautions relate to the insulation, integrity and stability of station elements during fire for the required period of time. “Structural” does not only apply to the structural elements of station but other station components, e.g. doors, shafts, walls/ ceiling finishes.