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BUILDING FIRE SAFETY REGULATION 2008 No. 160 - SECT 13

13 Evacuation routes to be kept isolated

(1) A person must not install or alter a mechanical ventilation or air conditioning system in a building in a way that, in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency, may allow air to flow onto an evacuation route of the building from another space in the building, including, for example, a fire-isolated compartment.

Maximum penalty--30 penalty units.

(2) A person must not do an act, other than an act mentioned in subsection (1), that, in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency, may allow air to flow onto an evacuation route of a building from another space in the building, including, for example, a fire-isolated compartment.

Examples of doing an act for subsection (2)--
penetrating a wall on the perimeter of a fire-isolated compartment
failing to seal a hole in a wall on the perimeter of a fire-isolated compartment
chocking open a door on the perimeter of a fire-isolated compartment

Maximum penalty--30 penalty units.

(3) However, subsection (2) does not apply if the act is authorised or required for building work under a building development approval.

(4) The owner or occupier of a building must ensure that a person does not--

(a) install or alter a mechanical ventilation or air conditioning system in the building in contravention of subsection (1); or
(b) do another act in contravention of subsection (2).

Maximum penalty--30 penalty units.

(5) It is a defence in a proceeding against a person for an offence under subsection (4) for the person to prove that--

(a) the person took reasonable precautions and exercised proper diligence to prevent the contravention; or
(b) the contravention was due to causes over which the person had no control.

(6) In this section--

doing an act includes omitting to do an act.

fire-isolated compartment means a compartment in a building that is designed and constructed to prevent the spread of fire or flow of smoke from the compartment into another part of the building.



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