AUST Hendry advises for protection of occupants in a building using a fire-isolated stairway during a fire, the Building Code of Australia requires the installation of a smoke lobby between the general floor area of the storey and the exit door to the stair. A smoke lobby would be nominated in the building surveyor‘s essential safety measures determination/ schedule before occupancy occurs.
/ BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA
Part D1 Provision for escape, clause D1.7 Travel via fire isolated exits, specifies when a smoke lobby is required. A smoke lobby must be constructed in accordance with Part D2 Construction of Exits, clause D2.6 Smoke lobbies. A smoke lobby/smoke lobbies requires its doors to be smoke doors that are either self closing or are fitted with automatic closing facilities linked to the building’s detection system.