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FIRE COMPLIANCE

Here are different classes of Occupancy when it comes to your building!

1. A CLASS OCCUPANCY

A1 – ENTERTAINMENT AND PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
Occupancy where persons gather to eat, drink, dance or participate in other recreation.
A2 – THEATRICAL AND INDOOR SPORT
Occupancy where persons gather for the viewing of theatrical, operatic, orchestral, choral, cinematographical or sport performances.
A3 – PLACES OF INSTRUCTION
Occupancy where school children, students or other persons assemble for the purpose of tuition or learning.
A4 – WORSHIP
Occupancy where persons assemble for the purpose of worshipping.
A5 – OUTDOOR SPORT
Occupancy where persons view outdoor sports events.

2. B CLASS OCCUPANCY

B1 – HIGH RISK COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Occupancy where a non-industrial process is carried out and where either the material handled or the process carried out is liable, in the event of fire, to cause combustion with extreme rapidly or give rise to poisonous fumes, or cause explosions.
B2 – MODERATE RISK COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Occupancy where a non-industrial process is carried out and where either the material handled or the process carried out is liable, in the event of fire, to cause combustion with moderate rapidly but is not likely to give rise to poisonous fumes, or cause explosions.
B3 – LOW RISK COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Occupancy where a non-industrial process is carried out and where neither the material handled nor the process carried out falls into the high or moderate risk category.

3. C CLASS OCCUPANCY

C1 – EXHIBITION HALL
Occupancy where goods are displayed primarily for viewing by the public.
C2 – MUSEUM
Occupancy comprising a museum, art galley or library.

4. D CLASS OCCUPANCY

D1 – HIGH RISK INDUSTRIAL
Occupancy where an industrial process is carried out and where either the material handled or process carried out is liable, in the event of fire, to cause cumbustion with extreme rapidity or give rise to poisonous fumes or cause explosions.
D2 – MODERATE RISK INDUSTRIAL
Occupancy where an industrial process is carried out and where either the material handled or process carried out is liable, in the event of fire, to cause cumbustion with moderate rapidity but is not likely to give rise to poisonous fumes, or cause explosions.
D3 – LOW RISK INDUSTRIAL
Occupancy where an industrial process is carried out and where either the material handled nor the process carried out falls into the high or moderate risk category.
D4 – PLANT ROOM
Occupancy comprising usually unattended mechanical or electrical services necessary for the running of a building.

5. E CLASS OCCUPANCY

E1 – PLACE OF DETENTION
Occupancy where people are detained for punitive or corrective reasons or because pf their mental condition.
E2 – HOSPITAL
Occupancy where people are cared for or treated because of physical or mental disabilities and where they are generally bedridden.
E3 – OTHER INSTITUTIONAL
Occupancy where groups of people who either are not fully fit, or who are restricted in their movements or their ability to make decisions, reside and are cared for.
E4 – HEALTH CARE
Occupancy which is common place of long term or transient living for a number of unrelated persons consisting of a single unit on its own site who, due to varying degrees of incapacity, are provided with personal care services or are undergoing medical treatment.

6. F CLASS OCCUPANCY

F1 – LARGE SHOP
Occupancy where merchandise is displayed and offered for sale to the public and the floor area exceeds 250m².
F2 – SMALL SHOP
Occupancy where merchandise is displayed and offered for sale to the public and the floor does not exceed 250m².
F3 – WHOLESALERS STORE
Occupancy where goods are displayed and stored and where only a limited selected group of persons is present at any one time.

7. G CLASS OCCUPANCY

G1 – OFFICES
Occupancy comprising offices, banks, consulting rooms and other similar usage.

8. H CLASS OCCUPANCY

H1 – HOTEL
Occupancy where persons rent furnished rooms, not being dwelling units.
H2 – DORMITORY
Occupancy where groups of people are accomodated in one room.
H3 – DOMESTIC RESIDENCE
Occupancy consisting of two or more dwelling units on a single site.
H4 – DWELLING HOUSE
Occupancy consisting of a dwelling unit on its own site, including a garage and other domestic outbuildings, if any.
H5 – HOSPITALITY
Occupancy where unrelated persons rent furnished rooms on a transient basis within a dwelling house or domestic residence with sleeping accomodation for not more than 16 persons within a dwelling unit.

9. J CLASS OCCUPANCY

J1 – HIGH RISK STORAGE
Occupancy where material is stored and where the stored material is liable, in the event of fire, to cause combustion with extreme rapidity or give rise to poisonous fumes, or cause explosions.
J2 – MODERATE RISK STORAGE
Occupancy where material is stored and where the stored material is liable, in the event of fire, to cause combustion with moderate rapidity but is not likely to give rise to poisonous fumes, or cause explosions.
J3 – LOW RISK STORAGE
Occupancy where the material stored does not fall into the high or moderate risk category.
J4 – PARKING GARAGE
Occupancy used for storing or parking of more than 10 motors vehicles.