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ADB1 Para:13.1 Provision and design of access routes and hardstandings

For dwellinghouses, access for a pumping appliance should be provided to within 45m of all points inside the dwellinghouse.

ADB1 Para:13.1 Diagram 13.1 Turning facilities

Fire and rescue service vehicles should not have to reverse more than 20m from the end of an access road.
Turning circle, hammerhead or other point at which vehicle can turn
See para 13.4

ADB1 Para:13.1 Table 13.1 Typical fire and rescue service vehicle access route specification

NOTES:
1. Fire appliances are not standardised. The building control body may, in consultation with the local fire and rescue service, use other dimensions.
2. The road base can be designed to 12.5 tonne capacity. Structures such as bridges should have the full 17-tonne capacity. The weight of high reach appliances is distributed over a number of axles, so infrequent use of a route designed to accommodate 12.5 tonnes should not cause damage.

ADB1 Para:13.2 Provision and design of access routes and hardstandings

For flats, either of the following provisions should be made.
a. Provide access for a pumping appliance to within 45m of all points inside each flat of a block, measured along the route of the hose.
b. Provide fire mains in accordance with paragraphs 13.5 and 13.6.

ADB1 Para:13.3 Provision and design of access routes and hardstandings

Access routes and hardstandings should comply with the guidance in Table 13.1.

ADB1 Para:13.4 Provision and design of access routes and hardstandings

Dead-end access routes longer than 20m require turning facilities, as in Diagram 13.1. Turning facilities should comply with the guidance in Table 13.1.

ADB1 Para:13.5 Blocks of flats fitted with fire mains

For buildings fitted with dry fire mains, both of the following apply.
a. Access should be provided for a pumping appliance to within 18m of each fire main inlet connection point. Inlets should be on the face of the building.
b. The fire main inlet connection point should be visible from the parking position of the appliance, and satisfy paragraph 14.10.

ADB1 Para:13.6 Blocks of flats fitted with fire mains

For buildings fitted with wet fire mains, access for a pumping appliance should comply with both of the following.
a. Within 18m, and within sight, of an entrance giving access to the fire main.
b. Within sight of the inlet to replenish the suction tank for the fire main in an emergency.

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