Escape rooms are a great exercise in supervisory control, fire safety planning, evacuation, etc. We worked with our local escape room (along with the Building Department (change of use)) to ensure there was adequate warning and evacuation. We viewed the property as an assembly occupancy and ensured all requirements were met (the OBC was helpful in our circumstance). We are treating it on a case by case basis should a new one open up. We treat them as we would any other assembly occupancy under the OFC.
In North Bay we addressed the issue of bbq’s on balconies through a bylaw. Essentially no fuel burning appliance is permitted on a balcony (above 1st storey). This does not prevent the use of electric bbq’s. In discussions with the TSSA rep they indicate that propane cylinders are only prohibited in elevators so a person can carry it up the stairs. I am sure there are other limitations under the TSSA but then again I am not a TSSA inspector.
Hi Ben… We looked at NFPA 25 which seems to fit but no mention of dry hydrant and my understanding is they are different from dry barrel hydrants which are attached to a municipal supply. The only reference to dry hydrants I can find in the code is for tire storage yards which would not apply to this address. We have been in discussion with a local supplier and he wants 1142 to be applied… again this reference is only for tire storage yards so…. We might be over analyzing this issue!