1184.108.40.206 Refuge Areas
Refuge areas shall be provided within each smoke compartment. The size of the refuge area shall accommodate the occupants and care recipients from the adjoining smoke compartment. Where a smoke compartment is adjoined by two or more smoke compartments, the minimum area of the refuge area shall accommodate the largest occupant load of the adjoining compartments.
The size of the refuge area shall provide the following:
- Not less than 30 net square feet (2.8 m2) for each care recipient confined to a bed or stretcher.
- Not less than 15 square feet (1.4 m2) for each resident in a Group I-2 using mobility assistance devices.
- Not less than 6 square feet (0.56 m2) for each occupant not addressed in Items 1 and 2.
Areas of spaces permitted to be included in the calculation of the refuge area are corridors, sleeping areas, treatment rooms, lounge or dining areas and other low-hazard areas.