In accordance with Section 1004.3 through 1004.3.4, of Chapter 5, Article 7 of the LAMC. This assembly room or area is approved for the following use(s) and the maximum number of occupants shall not exceed that shown.
Number of Occupants:
Address of Occupancy:
Assembly Room Designation:
- Areas containing less than 5,000 square feet (465 m2) of usable floor space shall be provided with 6 feet (1829 mm) wide aisles arranged so as not to exceed the distance of travel requirements of this section.
- Areas containing 5,000 to 30,000 square feet (465 m2 to 2787 m2) of usable floor space shall be provided with 8 feet (2438 mm) wide aisles arranged so as to not exceed the distance of travel requirements of this section.
- Areas containing more than 30,000 square feet (2787 m2) of usable floor space shall be provided with 10 feet (3048 mm) wide aisles arranged so as to not exceed the distance of travel requirements of this section.
- Aisles that are provided for the convenience of persons in attendance and are not required for exit purposes may be reduced below the required aisle width by 2 feet (610 mm).
In addition to the means of egress required by this chapter, provisions shall be made for emergency escape and rescue openings in Group R occupancies. Basements and sleeping rooms below the fourth story above grade plane shall have at least one exterior emergency escape and rescue opening in accordance with this section. Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, emergency escape and rescue openings shall be required in each sleeping room, but shall not be required in adjoining areas of the basement. Such openings shall open directly into a public way or to a yard or court that opens to a public way.
- In Groups R-1 and R-2 occupancies constructed of Type I, Type IIA, Type IIIA or Type IV construction equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1.
- Basements with a ceiling height of less than 80 inches (2032 mm) shall not be required to have emergency escape and rescue openings.
- Emergency escape and rescue openings are not required from basements or sleeping rooms that have an exit door or exit access door that opens directly into a public way or to a yard, court or exterior exit balcony that opens to a public way.
- Basements without habitable spaces and having not more than 200 square feet (18.6 m2) in floor area shall not be required to have emergency escape and rescue openings.
Emergency escape and rescue openings and any exit doors shall be maintained free of any obstructions other than those allowed by this section and shall be operational from the inside of the room. Bars, grilles, grates or similar devices are permitted to be placed over emergency escape and rescue openings provided the minimum net clear opening size complies with Section 1029.2 and such devices shall be releasable or removable from the inside without the use of a key, tool, special knowledge or effort, or force greater than that which is required for normal operation of the escape and rescue opening. Where such bars, grilles, grates or similar devices are installed, smoke alarms shall be installed in accordance with Sections 907.2.11 regardless of the valuation of the alteration. The release mechanism shall be maintained operable at all times.
Such bars, grills, grates or any similar devices shall be equipped with an approved exterior release device for use by the fire department only when required by the authority having jurisdiction.
Where security bars (burglar bars) are installed on emergency egress and rescue windows or doors, on or after July 1, 2000, such devices shall comply with California Building Standards Code, Part 12, Chapter 12-3 and other applicable provisions of Part 2.
Exception: Group R-1 occupancies provided with a monitored fire sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.2.8 and designed in accordance with NFPA 13 may have openable windows permanently restricted to a maximum 4-inch (102 mm) open position.
[California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, §4.2] Labeling.
Burglar bars shall not be sold in California at wholesale or retail unless warning information as specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Section 4.3 is provided either on the packaging or provided inside the packaging along with the burglar bars.
[California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, §4.3(a) through (c)] Warning Information.
- Warning that the burglar bars are intended to deter or delay intruders, they are not intended to prevent entry.
- A statement regarding the necessity of installing early warning smoke alarms (as required by the California Building Code, Part 2, Section 907) and planning occupant's escape routes and meeting places.
- Contact the local building and fire official to determine if a local ordinance requires a building permit prior to installation and if the burglar bars are required to have a release mechanism on the outside for use by the fire department in the event of a fire emergency.
- Written directions and illustrations on the operation of the emergency escape release mechanisms. These directions shall include a warning that the mechanisms be tested on a monthly basis.
- The textual information required by this section shall be printed in a minimum 12-point nondecorative lettering providing a sharp contrast to the background.
- Graphical information required by this section shall be of sufficient size to clearly illustrate the intended actions.
[California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, §4.4] Warning Information Location.
When placed on burglar bar packaging, the information required by California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Section 4.3 shall be conspicuously located and shall not be covered or made illegible by product advertising not required by Section 4.3.
[California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, §4.5(a)] Contractor or Installer Disclosures.
Any contractor or installer of burglar bars shall provide the owner of the residential dwelling the warning information required pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Section 4.3 prior to installing burglar bars.
[California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, §4.6(a) and (b)] Prohibited Installations.
No person shall install for profit unopenable burglar bars on a residential dwelling:
- Where the California Building Code requires openable burglar bars for emergency escape or rescue, or
- On mobile homes, manufactured homes, or multi-unit manufactured housing unless at least one window or door to the exterior in each bedroom is openable for emergency escape or rescue.