The draft provides:
- in Article 3 that floor, vertical wall and ceiling coverings of facilities and their evacuation routes and stairwells comply with Annex 5/1 of the basic standards entitled ‘reaction to fire’ (Article 3 of the draft)
- in Article 11 that the coverings used for decoration, whether permanent or temporary, have at least the following characteristics as defined by Annex 5/1 of the basic standards entitled ‘reaction to fire’:
1 for floor coverings: Class CFl-s2;
2 for vertical wall coverings: Class C-s2, d2;
3 for ceiling coverings and false ceilings: Class C-s2, d0.
- in Article 11 that hangings which form part of the venues’ layout, subject to the Decree (i.e. venues subject to an environmental permit) belong to Class ‘B-s1, d0’ within the meaning of Standard NBN EN 13501-1.
These obligations may however be subject to exemption (see Article 25 of the draft)
The ‘basic standards’ refer to the Royal Decree of 7 July 1994 laying down the basic standards for fire and explosion prevention to be met by buildings. The Royal Decree itself refers to the NBN standards.
Draft Decree of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region laying down operating conditions concerning entertainment venues, cinema complexes, theatres, opera houses, music halls, function rooms, nightclubs and concert halls
The draft Decree of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region lays down the operating conditions concerning entertainment venues, cinema complexes, theatres, opera houses, music halls, function rooms, nightclubs and concert halls.
This sectoral Decree is based on the Order of 5 June 1997 on environmental permits. Operators of the venues subject to this Decree (i.e. venues subject to an environmental permit) shall comply with the operating conditions referred to therein.
These primarily include conditions relating to public safety (e.g. setting the maximum capacity of the venue, determining the number of emergency exits, access for rescue vehicles, etc.), but also relating to mobility and noise.
The conditions referring to technical standards concern, more specifically, the quality of the materials used (e.g. fire resistance)
Environment - Environmental permit - Entertainment venue- Public safety