NFPA 101A: Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety

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Current Life Safety Code® users will find up-to-code alternative life safety approaches in the 2013 edition of NFPA 101A.

Intended for use in conjunction with the most recent edition of NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®, the 2013 NFPA 101A: Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety provides alternative approaches to life safety for the following occupancy types:

  • Health care
  • Residential board and care
  • Detention and correctional
  • Business
  • Educational

Each chapter is a different system independent of the others. The 2013 edition of NFPA 101A contains forms for recording building and life safety features, related worksheets, and other tools involved in a formalized method for presenting an equivalency request to the AHJ. (Softbound, 86 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 101A Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope (Reserved)
1.2 Purpose (Reserved)
1.3 Application
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Advisory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions (Reserved)
Chapter 4 Fire Safety Evaluation System for Health Care Occupancies
4.1 General
4.2 Procedure for Determining Equivalency
4.3 Fire/Smoke Zone
4.4 Maintenance
4.5 Occupancy Risk (Worksheet 4.7.2)
4.6 Safety Parameters (Worksheet 4.7.6)
4.7 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire/Smoke Zones
Chapter 5 Fire Safety Evaluation System for Detention and Correctional Occupancies
5.1 General
5.2 Procedure for Determining Equivalency
5.3 Maintenance
5.4 Safety Parameters (Worksheet 5.5.3)
5.5 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire Safety
Chapter 6 Evacuation Capability Determination for Board and Care Occupancies
6.1 General
6.2 Procedure for Determining Evacuation Capability
6.3 Rating Residents
6.4 Rating Residents Using Worksheets 6.8.1 through 6.8.4
6.5 Rating the Staff Shift (Worksheets 6.8.5 through 6.8.11)
6.6 Rating the Facility (Worksheet 6.8.9)
6.7 Determining Evacuation Capability (Worksheet 6.8.10)
6.8 Worksheets for Rating Residents
Chapter 7 Fire Safety Evaluation System for Board and Care Occupancies
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Glossary for Fire Safety Evaluation Worksheet for a Small Facility
7.3 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire Safety for a Small Facility
7.4 Glossary for Fire Safety Evaluation Worksheet for a Large Facility
7.5 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire Safety in a Large Facility
7.6 Glossary for Fire Safety Evaluation Worksheet for an Apartment Building with Board and Care Occupancies
7.7 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire Safety in an Apartment Building with Board and Care Occupancies.
Chapter 8 Fire Safety Evaluation System for Business Occupancies
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Procedure for Determining Equivalency
8.3 Glossary for Fire Safety Evaluation Worksheet for Business Occupancies
8.4 Maintenance
8.5 Safety Parameters (Worksheet 8.6.2)
8.6 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire Safety in Business Occupancies
Chapter 9 Fire Safety Evaluation System for Educational Occupancies
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Procedure for Determining Equivalency
9.3 Glossary for Fire Safety Evaluation Worksheet for Educational Occupancies
9.4 Maintenance
9.5 Safety Parameters (Worksheet 9.6.2)
9.6 Worksheets for Evaluating Fire Safety in Educational Occupancies
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index