- Part Number:1926
- Part Number Title:Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
- Subpart:1926 Subpart F
- Subpart Title:Fire Protection and Prevention
- Standard Number:
- Title:Fire protection.
- GPO Source:
Portable firefighting equipment -
Fire extinguishers and small hose lines.
A ½-inch diameter garden-type hose line, not to exceed 100 feet in length and equipped with a nozzle, may be substituted for a 2A-rated fire extinguisher, providing it is capable of discharging a minimum of 5 gallons per minute with a minimum hose stream range of 30 feet horizontally. The garden-type hose lines shall be mounted on conventional racks or reels. The number and location of hose racks or reels shall be such that at least one hose stream can be applied to all points in the area.
Table F-1 may be used as a guide for selecting the appropriate portable fire extinguishers.
Fire hose and connections.
One hundred feet, or less, of 1½-inch hose, with a nozzle capable of discharging water at 25 gallons or more per minute, may be substituted for a fire extinguisher rated not more than 2A in the designated area provided that the hose line can reach all points in the area.
Fixed firefighting equipment -
Standpipes. In all structures in which standpipes are required, or where standpipes exist in structures being altered, they shall be brought up as soon as applicable laws permit, and shall be maintained as construction progresses in such a manner that they are always ready for fire protection use. The standpipes shall be provided with Siamese fire department connections on the outside of the structure, at the street level, which shall be conspicuously marked. There shall be at least one standard hose outlet at each floor.
Fire alarm devices.
[44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6 1979, as amended at 58 FR 35162; June 30, 1993; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996]