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Guest Sandra Tingley

Hello we are currently planning the layout of our office and wonder how much space we need to leave around the fire exits

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Guest AndrewColl

Hello there. I was wondering if there is a regulatory clearance distance from a fire exit door. Thank you for your help

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There is no regulatory clearance distance from a fire exit door other than there should be sufficient clear space so the means of escape can be used effectively.

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Guest john

Hi,there is a car parked outside my fireexit door 4ft away is that legal??thank s

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When the door or doors are fully open is there a route away from the building to a place of safety which doesn't means squeezing between cars also who does the car park belong to?

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Guest jes

Hi

 

We have just had a new machine installed in the factory which runs in front if the fire escape is this allowed

It would mean to escape people would need to go around the back of the machine to escape

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Your question does not give sufficient information to be able to give a definitive reply. It depends if the machine excessively restricts the access to the fire exit and is there an acceptable escape route available to the fire door? The width of the fire door would dictate the width of the escape route required.

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Guest Carol

I have to add an additional desk in the office and it is quite close to the emergency exit. What clearance do I need from the door 

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Guest Karen

Hi, 

I was wondering if you could indicate any guidance or Regulations on whether there ought to be considerations of fire exits, which open outwards, onto busy public footpaths? I have a general concern in relation to the door opening suddenly and potentially injuring a pedestrian? Thanks in advance
 

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There is no specified clearance as long as the door can be opened to its full width and it doesn't cause a restriction of the width of the mean of escape.

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Guest Hello ronnie

Hi. My bedroom window is facing a parking lot which park's trucks in front of the fire escape ladder.God forbid there's a fire ,the ladder wouldn't be able to drop. What should I do?

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Do you or your landlord own this land, if not you should have an legal agreement with the owners which should detail the do and don'ts. If you do own the land you should make arrangements the prevent parking in that particular area or conduct a FRA to see if an alternative means of escape can be arranged.

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