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Hi, sorry if this has already been covered, but please could someone let me know where I can find the correct guidance on whether acoustic curtains can be installed over a fire exit in a new-build dance/music venue? I've had a look at the regs but I'm not sure how to find the right section. 

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BR 2019

Final exits
5.20 The width of a final exit should be at least the same as the minimum required width of the escape 
route it serves.
5.21 People should be able to rapidly leave the area around the building. Direct access to a street, 
passageway, walkway or open space should be available. The route away from the building should 
comply with the following.
a. Be well defined.
b. If necessary, have suitable guarding.
5.22 Final exits should not present a barrier for disabled people. Where the route to a final exit does 
not include stairs, a level threshold and, where necessary, a ramp should be provided.
5.23 Final exit locations should be clearly visible and recognisable.
5.24 Final exits should avoid outlets of basement smoke vents and openings to transformer chambers, 
refuse chambers, boiler rooms and similar risks.

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On 27/06/2021 at 18:40, Ellie said:

Hi, sorry if this has already been covered, but please could someone let me know where I can find the correct guidance on whether acoustic curtains can be installed over a fire exit in a new-build dance/music venue? I've had a look at the regs but I'm not sure how to find the right section. 

Thank you! 

 

 

You need to find out about the fire procedure in the event of an emergency it could be similar to the situation in many public entertainment venues.

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