2002/07: Escape route from a new Court building
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The matter before the Authority is a dispute about whether an internal 'forecourt' to a new building is a 'safe place', or whether the street beyond is the relevant 'safe place' so that steps from the forecourt to the street constitute a 'final exit'.
Specifically, the Authority has been asked to determine: "whether the steps leading from the forecourt to the street are the 'final exit' and hence must have handrails at spacings complying with NZBC 1992 C2.3.3 rather than D1/AS1.6".