Fires in buildings with an open-plan layout
Knowledge and understanding
|Fires in buildings with an open-plan layout||
Understand all associated hazard knowledge
A building with an open-plan layout may contain a large fire load within the space due to its use. The layout may also allow for more widespread and rapid fire development and smoke spread than a space which is sub-divided into rooms.
Cellular rooms within an open-plan layout are likely to be separated from the larger space only by lightweight partition walls.
- Control measureAccess concealed spaces
- Control measureAppropriate intervention: Fires in building with an open plan layout