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Clause 2.1 - General

R Rationale - Clause 2.1

The reason for preventing areas designated as means of escape from being converted to other usages is to ensure the safe egress of occupants.

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The provisions of this chapter shall serve to express the intentions for determining the design, construction, protection, location, arrangement and maintenance of exit facilities to provide safe means of escape for occupants from all buildings hereafter erected, altered or changed in occupancy. Areas which are designated as means of escape, such as exit staircase, fire lift lobby, smoke-stop lobby, exit passageway, escape corridor shall not be turned into other usage.

Last updated: 18 February 2019