Properly designed exits provide a safe path of escape from a fire or other emergency environment. The means of egress (exits) should be arranged to permit all occupants to reach a safe place before they are endangered by fire, smoke, or heat. The goal is for everyone to leave the hazardous areas in the shortest time possible.
- Exit access: The travel path or area that leads from where a person is located to the entrance to an exit.
- Exit: That portion of a means of egress that is separated by construction or equipment from other areas of the building. Exit components include walls, floor, doors, or other means that provide the protected path necessary for the occupants to proceed with reasonable safety to the exterior of the building. An exit may comprise vertical or horizontal means of travel such as doorways, stairways, ramps, corridors, and passageways. Types of permissible exits are doors leading directly outside or through a protected passageway to the outside, smoke-proof towers, interior and outside stairs, ramps, and escalators in existing buildings. Elevators are not accepted as exits.
- Exit discharge: That portion of a means of egress between the end of the exit and a public way or other safe place.
- Purpose Of the Regulation 00:20:00
- Routes and Exits 00:40:00
- Route and Exit Requirements 00:30:00
- Fire-resistance Requirements 00:15:00
- Exit routes must be kept Safe 00:20:00
- Requirements to ensure that Exits are Safe 00:40:00
- Exit routes must have Adequate Capacity & Size 00:30:00
- Requirements for Outdoor Exit Routes 00:20:00
- Exit Routes must be Marked 00:30:00
- Requirements for Alarm Systems 00:10:00
- Maintenance Requirements 00:15:00
- Maintaining Exits during Construction 00:20:00
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