Fires in atriums
Knowledge and understanding
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Understand all associated hazard knowledge
Atriums provide a passage by which smoke, and the products of combustion, may pass up through a building and affect multiple floors. Fire protection, such as smoke control and suppression systems, may be installed in an atrium to either mitigate the risk of this occurring, or to allow the spread of smoke and products of combustion in a controlled manner.
Controls on the fuel loading within atrium spaces may also be imposed to limit the potential size of fire in these areas.
- Control measureAppropriate intervention: Fires in building with an open plan layout
- Control measureAppropriate intervention: Fires in atriums