Section H Special use buildings
Add Vic Part H101 as follows:
Vic Part H101 Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings and Class 9c buildings
This Part only applies to Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings and Class 9c buildings.
Vic Part H101 — Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings and Class 9c buildings contains additional Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for Sections D and F for Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings and Class 9c buildings as well as additional Performance Requirements and associated Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions.
The temperature of water supplied to baths and showers for use by residents must be controlled to avoid the risk of scalding whilst ensuring the stored water temperature does not encourage the growth of Legionella Bacteria.
An electronic communication system must be provided to enable residents and staff to summon assistance in habitable rooms (other than kitchens), water closets, shower rooms and bathrooms.
Sufficient general purpose outlets must be provided for electrical appliances in bedrooms in locations that obviate the need for extension leads.
Vic H101.0 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Performance RequirementsVic HP101.1 to HP101.3 and relevant Performance Requirements in Sections D and F are satisfied by complying with Vic H101.1 to Vic H101.7.
Vic H101.1 Application of Part
The Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of this Part apply to Class 3 and Class 9a residential aged care buildings and Class 9c buildings.
Vic H101.2 Doorway width
The clear width of all bedroom entrance doorways must be not less than 900 mm.
The clear width of all other doorways must be not less than 800 mm.
Vic H101.3 Windows
The sill height of windows in habitable rooms (except kitchens) must be not more than 900 mm above the floor.
Openable windows must be provided with flyscreens.
Vic H101.4 Grab rails
Grab rails must be provided in association with every closet pan, shower or bath in accordance with AS 1428.1.
Vic H101.5 Heated water temperature
Heated water must be stored and delivered to baths and showers for use by residents in accordance with the requirements for new heated water installations under the Plumbing Regulations 2008.
Vic H101.6 Electronic communications system
A communication system must—
contain a back-up power supply; and
have a control that enables the call to be cancelled manually at the point of origin only; and
incorporate a device at the point of origin that indicates the system has operated; and
incorporate an indication panel in the manager's office or staff area that clearly identifies the point of origin of a call; and
have an audible tone that has a continuous signal until deactivated at the point of origin; and
be operational at all times; and
have two call points in each en-suite or combined shower/water closet with one call point located in the shower recess and the other on the wall beside the closet pan ahead of the bowl rim; and
have call points (other than those mentioned in (g)) which are located—
within the reach of a resident whilst in bed; and
in all common habitable rooms; and
in all bathrooms, sanitary compartments and shower rooms where the call point must be of waterproof construction and within reach of any fallen resident.
Vic H101.7 Electrical power outlets
General purpose outlets must be provided as follows:
In bedrooms with one occupant—two general purpose outlets provided on a minimum of two walls.
For each additional occupant—two general purpose outlets provided at the head of each additional bed.
Vic Part H102 Places of public entertainment
This Part applies to all places of public entertainment as defined in the Building Act 1993 and prescribed in regulation 206 of the Building Regulations 2018.
Vic Part H102 — Places of Public Entertainment contains additional deemed-to-satisfy and Performance Requirement for Sections B, D and F for places of public entertainment.
Temporary tiered seating stands and embankments must be designed using engineering principles and constructed to provide for the safety of the patrons and orderly means of evacuation in an emergency.
Every place of public entertainment where motor vehicle racing takes place must be provided with suitable barriers and guard rails to protect the public from injury.
Sufficient sanitary and amenity facilities must be provided at places of public entertainment for use by patrons.
Vic H102.0 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Performance RequirementsVic HP102.1 to HP102.3 are satisfied by complying with Vic H102.1 to Vic H102.4.
Vic H102.1 Application of Part
The Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of this Part apply to all places of public entertainment.
Vic H102.2 Temporary tiered seating, concourses and embankments
Temporary tiered seating stands and embankments must be designed and constructed as follows:
Temporary tiered seating, concourses and embankments must comply with the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of Section B, Section D and Clause H1.4(a)(ii), (iii) and (b).
The maximum slope of tiered seating must not exceed 34 degrees when measured from the horizontal plane.
Aisles must be evenly spaced throughout the structure and have—
a minimum width of 1 m; and
no one aisle may serve more than—
120 patrons where individual seating with backs is provided; or
200 patrons in any other case.
When applying the balustrading requirements of the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of Section D, the height of plat balustrading that directly abuts seating (i.e. with no aisle between the seat and the balustrading) must be measured from the plat or seat base whichever is the higher.
Transverse aisles must be provided at a horizontal distance of not more than 10 m between any row of seats.
All individual moveable seats must be—
fixed in groups of not less than four; and
not used in stepped or ramped seating areas.
For any spectators' embankment—
where the rear slope exceeds 1 in 5, a guard rail must be installed with no openings except at the heads of steps or ramps; and
where the forward or front slope exceeds 1 in 8, the embankment must be stepped with plats not less than 500 mm wide and risers not greater than 230 mm high.
Guard rails must be installed to protect any fence, balustrade or railing associated with stepped or ramped standing spaces where excess pressure is expected from spectators.
Vic H102.3 Motor vehicle racing
Motor vehicle racing barriers and guard rails must be provided so as to comply with the following:
CAMS “Track Operators Safety Guide”.
For stock car racing, barriers installed—
on the outer margin of the track: a continuous concrete, close boarding or long guard barrier having a height of not less than 900 mm; and
on all curved sections of the track within 3 m of the barrier described in (i): a stout welded or woven wire mesh fence adequately supported having a height of not less than 1.8 m above the adjacent spectators viewing areas; and
between the public viewing area and the fence described in (ii): a suitable crowd barrier that will prevent spectators entering within 1.2 m of that fence.
Vic H102.4 Sanitary and amenity facilities
Sanitary and amenity facilities in places of public entertainment must be provided as follows:
In places other than buildings:
One closet fixture for every 200 female patrons or part thereof.
One closet fixture or urinal for every 200 male patrons or part thereof, at least 30% of which must be in the form of closet fixtures.
One washbasin for every 200 patrons or part thereof.
First aid facilities in accordance with Vic F2.101.
Vic H103.1 Fire safety in Class 2 and Class 3 buildings
Vic H103.1 Fire safety in Class 2 and Class 3 buildings
A Class 2 or Class 3 building not more than 25 m in effective height with a rise in storeys of not more than 3 that has a sprinkler system (other than a FPAA101D or FPAA101H system) complying with Specification E1.5 installed throughout the building may be constructed in accordance with (b), except where the building is constructed using fire-protected timber building elements, provided that—
where a sprinkler system complying with AS 2118.4, as applicable, is installed in the building, the system must be permanently connected with a direct data link or other approved monitoring system to a fire station or fire station dispatch centre in accordance with Practice Note 07-2018 if—
it has more than 100 sprinkler heads; or
in the case of a residential care building (Vic), the building will accommodate more than 32 residents; and
the sprinkler system is fitted with sprinklers complying with Clauses 4.4, 4.5 and 5.5.2 of AS 2118.4 in bedrooms; and
an automatic smoke detection and alarm system is installed in accordance with Specification E2.2a, except that it need not be connected to a fire station and in the case of a residential care building (Vic) must be installed in accordance with—
Specification E2.2a Clause 3 provided Clause 3 (b)(ii) is applied as if the building was not protected with a sprinkler system; and
Practice Note 07-2018; and
in a residential care building (Vic), the automatic smoke detection and alarm system and the sprinkler system are connected to an alarm panel constructed in accordance with Practice Note 07-2018; and
fire orders are provided in a Class 3 building in accordance with G4.9.
Subject to compliance with (a), the following concessions are permissible:
C3.11 — deletion of the requirement for self-closing fire doors or solid-core doors (except those opening to fire-isolated exits).
Specification C1.1 — deletion of the requirement for internal walls to have an FRL subject to compliance with Clause 2.2 of Specification C1.1, except that walls bounding public corridors must be—
clad in non-combustible material; and
extend to the underside of a non-combustible roof covering or to the underside of the ceiling and be designed to minimise smoke spread to the corridor; and
not incorporate any penetrations above door head height unless the penetrations are adequately stopped to prevent the free passage of smoke.
D1.3 — deletion of the requirement for stairways that serve not more than 5 storeys to be fire-isolated stairways provided—
in a Class 3 building, storeys 4 and 5 are served by a minimum of 2 smoke enclosed stairways.
D1.4(a)(i)(A) — except in a residential care building (Vic), the maximum distance of travel may be increased from 6 m to 12 m.
D1.5(c)(i) — except in a residential care building (Vic), the maximum distance between alternative exits may be increased from 45 m to 60 m.
E1.3 — deletion of the requirement for internal fire hydrants in buildings that have a rise in storeys of not more than 5 provided—
an external fire hydrant is installed in accordance with E1.3 except that in a residential care building (Vic), the nozzle at the end of the length of hose need only reach the entry door of any sole-occupancy unit to be considered as covering the floor area within the sole-occupancy unit; or
a dry fire main fitted with standard fire hydrant heads is installed in the building provided that-
each fire hydrant head is located in accordance with E1.3 and fitted with a blank cap or plug; and
the pipework is installed in accordance with E1.3 (as if it were a fire main suitable for that building) except that it does not need to be connected to a water supply; and
a booster inlet connection is provided in accordance with E1.3; and
an external fire hydrant is located within 60 m of the booster connection.
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E4.9 — deletion of the requirement for a sound system and intercom system for emergency purposes in a residential care building (Vic) provided an intercom system with override public address facility is installed in accordance with Practice Note 08-2018.
Vic Part H104 Class 9b Children’s Services
This Part only applies to Class 9b children’s services.
Vic Part H104 — Class 9b Children’s services contains an additional Performance Requirement and Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for Section D for Class 9b children’s services.
The number and location of doorways to a children's room must take into account the mobility of children in the event that emergency egress or entry is required.
Vic H104.0 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Performance RequirementVic HP104.1 and relevant Performance Requirements in Section D are satisfied by complying with Vic H104.1 and Vic H104.2.
Vic H104.1 Application of Part
The Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of this Part apply to Class 9b children’s services.
Vic H104.2 Doorways to a children's room
A children's room must have a doorway, or in the case of every such room accommodating more than 21 children at least two doorways as widely separated as possible, providing direct access to or from—
an outdoor play area; or
a passage leading to the outside; or
a fire-isolated exit.