NFPA 101 HDBK

Life Safety Code Handbook

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Publication Date: 1 January 2018
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The following is a suggested procedure for determining the Code requirements for a building or structure:

(1) Determine the occupancy classification by referring to the occupancy definitions in Chapter 6 and the occupancy Chapters 12 through 42. (See 6.1.14 for buildings with more than one use.)

(2) Determine if the building or structure is new or existing. (See the definitions in Chapter 3.)

(3) Determine the occupant load. (See 7.3.1.)

(4) Determine the hazard of contents. (See Section 6.2.)

(5) Refer to the applicable occupancy chapter of the Code, Chapters 12 through 42. [See Chapters 1 through 4 and Chapters 6 through 11, as needed, for general information (such as definitions) or as directed by the occupancy chapter.]

(6) Determine the occupancy subclassification or special use condition, if any, by referring to Chapters 16 and 17, day-care occupancies; Chapters 18 and 19, health care occupancies; Chapters 22 and 23, detention and correctional occupancies; Chapters 28 and 29, hotels and dormitories; Chapters 32 and 33, residential board and care occupancies; Chapters 36 and 37, mercantile occupancies; and Chapter 40, industrial occupancies, which contain subclassifications or special use definitions.

(7) Proceed through the applicable occupancy chapter to verify compliance with each referenced section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, and referenced codes, standards, and other documents.

(8) Where two or more requirements apply, refer to the occupancy chapter, which generally takes precedence over the base Chapters 1 through 4 and Chapters 6 through 11.

(9) Where two or more occupancy chapters apply, such as in a mixed occupancy (see 6.1.14), apply the most restrictive requirements.

Document History

NFPA 101 HDBK
January 1, 2018
Life Safety Code Handbook
The following is a suggested procedure for determining the Code requirements for a building or structure: (1) Determine the occupancy classification by referring to the occupancy definitions in...
January 1, 2015
Life Safety Code Handbook
Annex A is not a part of the requirements of this NFPA document but is included for informational purposes only. This annex contains explanatory material, numbered to correspond with the applicable...
January 1, 2012
Life Safety Code Handbook
The following is a suggested procedure for determining the Code requirements for a building or structure: (1) Determine the occupancy classification by referring to the occupancy definitions in...
January 1, 2009
Life Safety Code Handbook
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January 1, 2006
Life Safety Code Handbook
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January 1, 2003
Life Safety Code Handbook
The following is a suggested procedure for determining the Code requirements for a building or structure: (1) Determine the occupancy classification by referring to the occupancy definitions in...
January 1, 2000
Supplements
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January 1, 2000
Life Safety Code Handbook
The following is a suggested procedure for determining the Code requirements for a building or structure: (1) Determine the occupancy classification by referring to the occupancy definitions in...
January 1, 1997
Life Safety Code Handbook
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January 1, 1997
Life Safety Code Handbook
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January 1, 1994
Life Safety Code Handbook
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Fire Tests for Life Safety Code Users
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How to Adopt the Life Safety Code into Law
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Existing Hotels and Dormitories
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Fundamental Requirements
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New Apartment Buildings
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New Day-Care Occupancies
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Storage Occupancies
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Index
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Home Security and Fire Safety
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Case Histories: Fires Influencing the Life Safety Code
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New Hotels and Dormitories
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One- and Two-Family Dwellings
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Sprinkler Systems for Life Safety Code Users
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Means of Egress
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