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FC 403, Standard for Fire Sprinkler Systems, November 1994

5. Classification of Occupancies

Occupancies shall be classified as to hazard classification for sprinkler system design in accordance with NFPA 13 including the Appendices and with additions and revisions as indicated below : 
Light Hazard
Assembly occupancies; such as:
air and passenger terminals (passenger waiting areas only)
arenas (other than arenas intended for exhibition purposes)
art galleries
auditoriums
conference halls
non-residential schools
theatres (excluding stages, prosceniums, and storage areas)
restaurants and cafeterias (seating areas)
stadiums


Institutional occupancies; such as:

correctional institutions (other than shops, service and storage areas)
hospitals (other than laboratories, service and storage areas)
nursing stations
RCMP detachment quarters


Residential occupancies; such as:

apartments
dormitories
hotels
residential schools


Business and personal service areas; such as:

air traffic control towers and facilities
electronic data processing centres
offices
post offices (excluding mail processing plants)


5.1 Ordinary Hazard (Group 1)
Assembly occupancies; such as:

cafeterias and restaurants (service areas)
libraries
museums
theatres

Industrial occupancies; such as:

electrical rooms
mechanical rooms
parking garages
storage occupancies


5.2 Ordinary Hazard (Group 2)
Assembly occupancies such as:

arenas which may be used for exhibition purposes
exhibition halls


Mercantile occupancies; such as:

boutiques
retail stores
shops


Industrial occupancies; such as:

grain elevators
laboratories
machine shops
printing & publishing
repair garage
workshops
mail processing plants storage occupancies


5.3 Extra Hazard (Group 1)
Industrial occupancies; such as:

aircraft hangars
printing (using inks having flash points below 37.9 C)
woodworking shops


5.4 Extra Hazard (Group 2)
Industrial occupancies; such as:

Flammable liquids spraying
Open oil quenching
Solvent cleaning
Varnish and paint dipping
 
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