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Last edited 25 Sep 2020
Means of escape
- Satisfactory means of sounding an alarm.
- Satisfactory means of escape for people.
The approved document defines an escape route as ‘The route along which people can escape from any point in a building to a final exit.’ where a final exit is ‘The end of an escape route from a building that gives direct access to a street, passageway, walkway or open space, and is sited to ensure that people rapidly disperse away from the building so that they are no longer in danger from fire and/or smoke.'
The approved document sets out ways that means of escape can be provided in commonly-occuring situations.
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