The Regulations apply to stairs where the rise is greater than 600 mm. Outside stairs and ramps are not covered unless they form part of the building.

For access routes in assembly buildings, sports stadia etc. used for means of escape reference should be made to the following:

• BS 5588 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings, Part 6: 1991, Code of practice for places of assembly - for new assembly buildings.

• Guide to Fire Precautions in Existing Places of Entertainment and Like Premises, Home Office 1990 - for existing assembly buildings.

• Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, The Stationery Office 1997 - for stands at sports grounds.

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