Number of Means of Exit

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)
CODE REF. NUMBER OF MEANS OF EXIT
AMBULATORY
(Sprinklered or Not Sprinklered)
(20.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2)
ASSEMBLY
(Sprinklered or Not Sprinklered)
(12.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2)
BUSINESS
(Sprinklered or Not Sprinklered)
(38.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2) on every storey
HEALTHCARE (18.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2) on every storey
EDUCATIONAL (14.2.4 and 7.4)

(14.2.5.4)

Minimum Two (2) on every storey

Room shall have at least Two (2) doors if area > 93 sqm or OL > 50 person.

ONE & TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS
(-) No Requirements
HOTELS AND DORMITORIES
(28.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2) on every storey
APARTMENTS
(30.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2)
MERCANTILE
(36.2.4 and 7.4) Minimum Two (2) on every storey
STORAGE
(-) Minimum Two (2)
INDUSTRIAL
(40.2.4.1.1) Minimum Two (2) on every storey and not less than one exit shall be reached without traversing another storey.

NFPA 101 – 7.4.1.2

The number of Room Exit or Storey Exit, other than for existing buildings permitted in Chapte 12 through 42, shall be as follows:
(1) Occupant load more than 500 but not more than 1000 – not less than 3
(2) Occupant load more than 1000 – not less than 4





Notes:

  • Code Reference used is NFPA-101 2012 edition unless otherwise noted.
  • These information is not complete and intended to be used as quick references only, always refer to NFPA or your local codes for complete information.
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