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Hotel Fire Safety Act

STANDPIPES, SPRINKLERS AND PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

40. (1) In a high-rise hotel, all subsidiary occupancies located below floors that have sleeping accommodation shall, unless otherwise approved, be protected by,

  (a) an approved automatic sprinkler system; or

  (b) an approved smoke control system designed to limit smoke spread from the subsidiary occupancy floor areas to the floor areas that have sleeping accommodation.

(2) Every high-rise hotel shall be made to comply with subsection (1) on or before the 1st day of June, 1987.

41. A standpipe and hose system shall be installed in every hotel or addition to a hotel four or more storeys in height that is constructed after the 1st day of September, 1971.

HOSE STATIONS

42. (1) A standpipe and hose system in a hotel shall be provided with hose stations for the connection of 37mm or other approved hose, and hose stations shall,

  (a) be located so that all areas in the hotel,

    (i) are protected by a hose station on the same storey or in the same basement, as the case may be, and

    (ii) can be reached by a hose stream and are within 6m of a hose nozzle when the hose is extended;

  (b) be provided with a 37mm or other appropriate hose valve;

  (c) be equipped with not more than 23m of 37mm or other appropriate hose on a hose rack, unless otherwise approved;

  (d) have the hose attached, ready for use at all times and equipped with a shut off combination fog and straight stream nozzle;

  (e) be within easy reach of a person standing on the floor, with the hose valve connection located no more than 1.5m from the floor; and

  (f) shall be located,

    (i) in corridors where possible, and

    (ii) in hose cabinets.

(2) Despite subclause (1)(a)(i), a penthouse may be protected by a hose station located in the storey below.

(3) A standpipe and hose system in a hotel shall,

  (a) have an adequate water supply capable of producing a stream of at least 6m from hose nozzles at the highest fire hose outlet; and

  (b) be served by at least one siamese fire department connection located on the outside of the building adjacent to a street, readily accessible to the fire department for the attachment of hose, unless otherwise approved.

HOSE CABINETS

43. Hose cabinets required under section 42 shall be,

  (a) of sufficient size to accommodate hose, hose rack, hose valve, and a fire extinguisher;

  (b) conspicuously identified, by lettering at least 50mm high or by the provision of a sufficiently large glass panel in the door to ensure that the equipment in the cabinet is readily visible;

  (c) equipped with a door without locks, constructed to open easily, unless otherwise approved; and

  (d) so located that the door, when open, will not obstruct any doorway.

PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

44. Portable fire extinguishers installed in a hotel shall be listed and rated by the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada, unless otherwise approved.

45. (1) Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed in the areas specified in Column 1 of Table 3 and shall have at least the fire extinguisher rating shown opposite the relevant area in Column 2 of the Table.

(2) A portable fire extinguisher with a rating of 8-B,C that is installed in a hotel before the 1st day of September, 1971 is acceptable where an extinguisher with a rating of 10-B,C would otherwise be required.

(3) Portable fire extinguishers installed to protect commercial cooking equipment with automatic fixed extinguishing systems shall be of the alkaline dry chemical type with a sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate base.

 
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