S-3, r. 2 - Regulation respecting safety in public buildings

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26. Fire escapes:
(1)  (Paragraph revoked).
(2)  Fire escapes shall be:
(a)  not less than 550 mm in width;
(b)  made out of metal or of any equivalent material;
(c)  securely fixed to the building;
(d)  strong enough to support the load for which they are intended;
(e)  extended to ground level;
(f)  inclined at an angle of not more than 45º with the horizontal;
(g)  provided with substantial guards of not less than 900 mm in height;
(h)  provided with a handrail installed on wall if such fire escapes are more than 550 mm in width;
(i)  provided with landings of not less than 1.2 m2 when such landings give access to exits; intermediate landings shall be not less than 750 mm in length;
(j)  fitted with an approved counter-balancing device that will cause fire escapes to be easily and quickly brought into position for use if the flight of stairs leading to the ground is not permanently fixed;
(k)  (subparagraph revoked);
(l)  situated at a distance greater than 2.4 m when premises adjacent to the entrance of a building are used for storage, unless the entrance is equipped with a closure with a fire-resistance rating of at least 3/4 of an hour.
(3)  An outside balcony or porch used to gain access to a fire escape shall be a minimum width of 550 mm.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-3, r. 4, s. 26; O.C. 88-91, s. 21.