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Last edited 15 Feb 2018
Storey exit definition
|A final exit, or a doorway giving direct access into a protected stairway, firefighting lobby or external escape route.|
- A final exit is ‘…the termination of an escape route from a building giving direct access to a street, passageway, walkway or open space, and sited to ensure the rapid dispersal of persons from the vicinity of a building so that they are no longer in danger from fire and/or smoke.’
- A protected stairway is ‘…a stair discharging through a final exit to a place of safety (including any exit passageway between the foot of the stair and the final exit) that is adequately enclosed with fire-resisting construction’.
- A firefighting lobby is ‘…a protected lobby providing access from a firefighting stair to the accommodation area and to any associated firefighting lift’.
- An external escape route is an external ‘...route forming that part of the means of escape from any point in a building to a final exit.’
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