25. Escalators: To be considered as required exits, escalators shall also conform to the following standards:
(a) escalators shall be enclosed like stairs and provided with a fire separation;
(b) the width of tread shall be not less than 880 mm;
(c) there shall be a clear width of not less than 1,100 mm between handrails;
(d) no escalator shall have a vertical travel of more than one storey;
(e) escalators shall have top and bottom landings such as provided for stairs.
In such a case, escalators may be deemed to have 2 units of exit width.
Escalators may not be considered as more than one half of the required number of exits.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-3, r. 4, s. 25.