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Part A. Administration

A20. Classification and Designation of Occupancies

1. The occupancy of any building shall be classified and designated according to the appropriate occupancy class given in column 1 of Table 1 and such classification shall reflect the primary function of such building: Provided that, in any building divided into two or more areas not having the same primary function, the occupancy of each such area shall be separately classified.

2. Notwithstanding the requirements of subregulation (1), any area in any building which is used for any purpose ancillary to that of any occupancy classification contemplated in subregulation (1) shall, subject to adequate facilities and safety measures being provided, not be classified as a separate occupancy.

3. Any room or space used for the storage or processing of flammable liquids shall not be deemed to be a J1 occupancy as herein defined if -

(a) such liquid is stored in the fuel tank of any engine, motor vehicle, boat or lawnmower;

(b) the quantity of liquid to be stored or handled in such room does not exceed 40 litres; or

(c) the quantity contemplated in paragraph (b) exceeds 40 litres but does not exceed 200 litres and the closed cup flash point of such liquid is above 40°C.

Table 1 - Occupancy or Building Classification

Table 1 Expanded (unofficial) - Occupancy or Building Classification

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