About this chapter: Chapter 18 addresses tasks people might execute in a performance design. Many times, hazardous materials facilities depend on building occupants and users to perform certain tasks to avoid and mitigate emergencies. These activities are considered integral to the success of such facilities. Other examples include restrictions on the types of appliances allowed in the lunchroom or the number of staff available for certain types of events, such as sporting events. This chapter outlines not only the more traditional prevention and protection skills that existing prescriptive codes require, but also requires that where the actions or practices of people become a component of a design, such actions and practices must be maintained.
Ensure that all aspects of a performance-based design that rely on a response or action from either occupants or staff are clearly identified and documented and that the necessary training and administrative controls are in place and maintained so that the response or action is appropriate.