Vehicular Access around Large Isolated Buildings

The Building Code of Australia allows buildings to be constructed in excess of the floor area limitation specified providing the building allotment complies with vehicular access around large isolated buildings requirements. Vehicular access around large isolated buildings will be nominated by the building surveyor/ building certifier in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule.

Building Code of Australia

Part C Compartmentation and Separation, clause C2.4(b) specifies the requirements for vehicular access around large isolated buildings.

The following illustration depicts vehicular access around large isolated buildings.

The following is a part extract of clause I1.1 for an Essential Safety Measure (as appeared in BCA 2013) known as vehicular access around large isolated buildings:

Table I1.11 SAFETY MEASURES – BUILDING CLEARANCE AND FIRE APPLIANCES

Safety Measures BCA Provision for Determining Standard of Performance
Vehicular access around large isolated buildings C2.3, C2.4

Essential Safety Measures Audit – Vehicular Access around Large Isolated Buildings

An essential safety measures auditor must be aware of the requirements under clause C2.4 for vehicular access around large isolated buildings and ensure an inspection around the whole building is performed. Any deficiencies or vehicular access around large isolated buildings should be noted in the building’s essential safety measures logbook to allow the signing of the Annual Statement, Annual Certificate Compliance, Annual Fire Safety Statement, Annual Maintenance Statement and Annual Occupiers Statement.