Smoke control in common escape routes

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Smoke control in common escape routes. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 3: Means of escape – flats, 1 (3.49). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 31. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

Despite the provisions described, it is probable that some smoke will get into the common corridor or lobby from a fire in a flat.
There should therefore be some means of ventilating the common corridors/lobbies to control smoke and so protect the common stairs. This means of ventilation offers additional protection to that provided by the fire doors to the stair, as well as some protection to the corridors/lobbies.
Ventilation can be natural (paragraphs 3.50 to 3.53) or mechanical (paragraph 3.54).

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Uncontrolled Keywords: protected corridor/lobby, common stair, firefighting lobby, purpose-provided ventilation, common stair, firefighting stair, ventilation, common parts, continuous operation, fire and smoke damper
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: 02 Feb 2020 12:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:42
URI: https://eprints.buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/279

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