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Last edited 03 Nov 2020
Alternative escape route
Approved document B, Fire Safety, Volume 2, Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2019 edition), defines alternative escape routes as:
NB The Scottish Building Standards, Part I. Technical Handbook – Domestic, Appendix A Defined Terms, defines an alternative exit as: ‘…an exit from a dwelling which is through a door other than its main entrance door and is available for use at all times.’
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