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[CHAPTER 3.

MEANS OF EGRESS]

UAE FIRE & LIFE SAFETY CODE OF PRACTICE

11.8 - Table 3.6A: Requirements for Arrangement of Means of Egress


OCCUPANCY

OCCUPANT
LOAD
(M2 PER
PERSON)

WITH SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

WITHOUT SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

EXIT DISCHARGE CAPACITIES


STAIRS
RAMPS CORRIDORS
RS
MM
MM
MM
PER
PER
PER
PERSON PERSON PERSON
N

Business
9.3 m2

15 m

30 m

91 m

6.1m

23m

61m

7.6

9.3 m2

15 m

30 m

91 m

6.1m

23m

61m

7.6

Education
Classroom
Labs, others
Assembly

1.9 net
4.6 net

15m
15m

30m
30m

61m
61m

6.1m
6.1m

23m
23m

45m
45m

7.6
7.6

5
5

5
5

Concentrated.

0.65 net

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Less
Concentrated.
Bench seating.

1.4 net

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Waiting spaces.

1person/455
linear mm
Number of
fixed seats
0.28

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Kitchens.

9.3

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Library stacks
areas.
Library reading
rooms.
Swimming pool.

9.3

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

4.6 net

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

4.6 (water
surface)

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Medical Clinics

Fixed seating.

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11.8 - Table 3.6A: Requirements for Arrangement of Means of Egress


OCCUPANCY

OCCUPANT
LOAD
(M2 PER
PERSON)

Swimming pool
decks.
Exercise room
with equipment.
Exercise room
without
equipment.

2.8

WITH SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

WITHOUT SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

EXIT DISCHARGE CAPACITIES


STAIRS
RAMPS CORRIDORS
RS
MM
MM
MM
PER
PER
PER
PERSON PERSON PERSON
N

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

4.6

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

1.4

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Stages.

1.4 net

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Lighting &
access catwalks.

9.3 net

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

4.6

6.1m

23m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

9.1m

30m

61m

9.1m

30m

45m

7.6

Casinos and
gaming areas.
Skating rings.
Healthcare
Inpatient
treatment.

22.3

Sleeping.

11.1

9.1m

30m

61m

9.1m

30m

45m

7.6

Ambulatory
health care.
Mercantile

9.3

9.1m

30m

61m

9.1m

30m

45m

7.6

15m

30m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

Sale area on
street floor.

2.8

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11.8 - Table 3.6A: Requirements for Arrangement of Means of Egress


OCCUPANCY

OCCUPANT
LOAD
(M2 PER
PERSON)

Sale area on 2 or
more street
floor.
Sale area on
floor below
street floor.
Detention and
correctional

WITH SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

WITHOUT SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

EXIT DISCHARGE CAPACITIES


STAIRS
RAMPS CORRIDORS
RS
MM
MM
MM
PER
PER
PER
PERSON PERSON PERSON
N

3.7

15m

30m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

2.8

15m

30m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

11.1

6.1m

30m

61m

6.1m

15m

45m

7.6

Dormitory,

18.6

15m

38m

61m

10.7m

23m

45m

7.6

Apartment
Buildings
Large Board and
Care occupancy
Day-Care Use

18.6

15m

38m

61m

10.7m

23m

45m

7.6

18.6

15m

38m

61m

10.7m

23m

45m

7.6

3.3

15m

30m

61m

6.1m

23m

45m

7.6

3 (not
exceeding
120m per
room)

15m

30m

76m

6.1m

23m

45m

10

Residential

Labor
Accommodation

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11.8 - Table 3.6A: Requirements for Arrangement of Means of Egress


OCCUPANCY

OCCUPANT
LOAD
(M2 PER
PERSON)

WITH SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

WITHOUT SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

EXIT DISCHARGE CAPACITIES


STAIRS
RAMPS CORRIDORS
RS
MM
MM
MM
PER
PER
PER
PERSON PERSON PERSON
N

Hotel /Staff
Accommodation

Industrial
General
Special Process
High Hazard
Storage with
Ordinary Hazard

18.6

15m

38m

9.3
9.3
9.3

15 m
15 m
15 m

30 m
30 m
30 m

27.9

30m

27.9

99m

10.7m

23m

76m
122m
23m

15 m
15 m
15 m

15 m
15 m
15 m

30m

122m

15m

15m

15m

30 m

27.9

15m

15m

27.9

15m

15m

53m

7.6

61m (GI)
91m (SPI)

7.6
18

5
10

5
10

15m

61m

7.6

15m

15m

23m

18

10

10

122m

15m

15m

91m

7.6

60m

15m

15m

45

7.6

Storage with
High Hazard
Open Parking
Structures
Enclosed
Parking
Structures

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11.8 - Table 3.6A: Requirements for Arrangement of Means of Egress


OCCUPANCY

OCCUPANT
LOAD
(M2 PER
PERSON)

WITH SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

WITHOUT SPRINKLER PROTECTION


DEAD END
COMMON
TRAVEL
(MAXIMUM) PATH
DISTANCE
(MAXIMUM) (MAXIMUM)

EXIT DISCHARGE CAPACITIES


STAIRS
RAMPS CORRIDORS
RS
MM
MM
MM
PER
PER
PER
PERSON PERSON PERSON
N

Animal Housing
Facilities
11.1

6.1m

30m

61m

6.1m

15m

GI: General Industry, SPI: Special Process Industry

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11.8 - Table 3.6B: Requirement for Arrangement of Means of Egress


OCCUPANCY
Assembly
Education
(see Figure 3.45)
Day Care
(see Figure 3.46)

MIN CORRIDOR OR
PASSAGEWAY WIDTH (MM)
1200mm
1830mm

ROOM SIZE WHICH NEEDS


MINIMUM OF 2 EXITS (M)
280 m2
93 m2 per classroom

TRAVEL DISTANCE THROUGH INTERVENING ROOMS (M)


23 from intervening room to exit door into corridor

x 1200mm (without
projections)
x 1830mm (with
projections)
x 1830mm (with
projections)
x 1200mm for non
housing, non treatment
or non inpatient areas.

x 15 from any point in sleeping room to room door


x 30 (46 if sprinklered) from sleeping room exit door to exit
exiit
staircase.
x 46 (61 if sprinklered) from any point in sleeping room to
exit staircase.
x 15 from any point in sleeping room to exit access door.
x 30 for 1 intervening room
x 15 for 2 intervening rooms

Ambulatory Health
Care
(see Figure 3.48)
Detention and
correctional
(see Figure 3.49)

1200mm

x 93 m2 for sleeping room


x 460 m2 for Sleeping suites
x 460 to 700 Sleeping suites
require visual supervision
x 230 to 930 for Non sleeping
suites
232 m2

1220mm

280 m2

One-And-Two Family
Dwelling
Lodging and Rooming
House
Hotel and Dormitory
(see Figure 3.50)

1200mm

185

23 from room to exit staircase

1200

185

Health Care
(see Figure 3.47)

x 30 (46 if sprinklered) from room door to exit staircase


x 46 (61 if sprinklered) from any point in room to staircasee
x 15 from room to room door
x 30 from open dorm to door
x 30(46 if sprinklered and smoke controlled) from room
door to exit staircase
x 61 (76 if sprinklered and smoke controlled) from dorm to
exit staircase

x 23 (38 if sprinklered) from room to room door


x 30 (61 if sprinklered) from room door to exit staircase
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OCCUPANCY
Apartment
(see Figure 3.50)
Residential Board and
Care
(see Figure 3.50)
Labor
Accommodation
Mercantile
Business
Industrial
Storage

MIN CORRIDOR OR
PASSAGEWAY WIDTH (MM)
1200

ROOM SIZE WHICH NEEDS


MINIMUM OF 2 EXITS (M)

1525

185

TRAVEL DISTANCE THROUGH INTERVENING ROOMS (M)


x
x
x
x

23 (38 if sprinklered) from room to door


45 (61 if sprinkler) from room to exit
23 (38 if sprinklered) from room to door
45 (61 if sprinkler) from room to exit

See Section 14 for details on means of egress arrangement


x 1675
x 1525 (Exit aisle)
1200
1200
1200

280 m2
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