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Fire door in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Fire door in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: a door which, together with its frame and furniture as installed in a building, is intended, when closed, to resist the passage of fire and, where prescribed, smoke and is capable of meeting specified performance criteria in section 2.

Fire-stop in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Fire-stop in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: a seal provided to close an imperfection of fit or design tolerance between elements, components or construction so as to restrict the passage of fire and smoke through that imperfection. Fire-stopping and fire-stopped should be construed accordingly.

Self-closing fire door in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Self-closing fire door in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: a fire door, fitted to close automatically from any angle of swing.

Place of special fire risk in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Meaning of Place of special fire risk in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:any place within, or attached to, or on the roof of, a building in which there are installed one or more:

a. solid fuel appliances, with a total installed output rating more than 50 kW, other than kitchenappliances or

b. oil or gas fired appliances, with a total installed net input rating more than 70 kW, other thankitchen appliances and forced air convection or radiant heaters in buildings which are neither residential nor domestic or

c. fixed internal combustion engines, including gas turbine engines, with a total output rating more than 45 kW or

d. oil-immersed electricity transformers or switch gear apparatus with an oil capacity more than 250 litres and operating at a supply voltage more than 1000 volts or

e. fuel oil storage tanks having a capacity of more than 90 litres or

f. paint spray booths or rooms where cellulose or other flammable liquid spray is used.



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