Smoke Hazard Management Systems
Smoke hazard management systems (smoke control measures) are provided in buildings to allow sufficient evacuation time for the occupants under fire and smoke conditions. Smoke and heat vents play an important part of a smoke hazard management system, all being nominated by the building surveyor/building certifier in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule.
Building Code of Australia
Part E2 of the Building Code of Australia Smoke Hazard Management contains the provisions for a smoke hazard management system (smoke control measures) and nominates the following Specifications for specific criteria:
- Specification E2.2a Smoke Detection and Alarm Systems
- Specification E2.2b Smoke-and-Heat Vents
- Specification E.2.2c Smoke Exhaust Systems
Smoke hazard management systems must be installed in accordance with AS/NZS 1668.1:1998. The use of ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings – Fire and smoke control in multi compartment buildings.
The following illustration depicts a smoke hazard management system in a building over 25m high with multiple uses.