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Specified Building

Meaning of a “specified building” (r.5 of the General Fire Regulations 2010)


For the purposes of the General Fire Regulations 2010, a specified building is any of the following:


(a) a building that is capable of accommodating more than 200 persons, as estimated or determined in accordance with Table D1.13 of the BCA;

(b) a building that, under an occupancy permit issued under the Building Act
2000
, more than 200 persons are entitled to use at any one time;

(c) a building that is used to provide residential accommodation as part of an
educational institution;

(d) a building that is used to provide residential accommodation for persons
requiring medical, psychiatric or geriatric care;

(e) a building that is used to provide supported accommodation for persons with physical, developmental or psychiatric disabilities;

(f) a building that is used as or for a hostel, boarding house, guesthouse, lodging
house or backpacker accommodation, being a building capable of accommodating 6 or more guests;

(g) a residential part of a hotel or motel, being a part capable of accommodating 6 or more guests;

(h) a child care centre within the meaning of the Child Care Act 2001;

(i) a detention centre;

(j) a healthcare building;

(k) a residential aged care facility;

(l) a school;

(m) a special fire hazard building within the meaning of the Building Regulations 2004;

(n) a building that is fitted with a fire protection system monitored by the Fire Service;

(o) a building in respect of which a declaration under sub-regulation (2)(a) is in effect.