Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: 30 10 .65 50 .65 50 .65 50 .65 .65 .65 50 50 50 * In all occupancies, floors above the first story having an occupant load of more than ten (10) shall not have less than two (2) exits. ** Institutional Sleeping Departments shall be based on one occupant per eleven (11) sq. meters of the gross floor area; In-patient Institutional Treatment Departments shall be based on one occupant per twenty-two (22) square meters of gross floor area. RULE XV - PROTECTION AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION Pursuant to Sections 1101 to 1108 of the National Building Code (PD 1096), the following rules and regulations shall provide minimum standards of safety and protection for construction and/or demolition of buildings/structures. The provisions of this Rule shall apply to all work in connection with the construction, alteration, repair, renovation, removal and demolition of building/structures. 1. General 1.1 The construction, erection, alteration and removal of scaffolds and the application, installation and setting up of safeguards and equipment devices shall be done by skilled workmen under the supervision of a person qualified by experience or training for such work. 1.2 A safeguard, device or piece of equipment which is unsafe shall be reported to the superintendent or foreman, who shall take immediate steps to remedy such condition or remove such safeguard, device or equipment. 1.3 Scaffolds, laddrs, stairs, fuel gas tanks and other devices or equipment falling within the scope of this Rule shall be maintained in a good, safe and usable condition as long as in use. 1.4 No scaffolds, ladders, railings or other devices or equipment or any part thereof required by this Rule shall be removed, altered or weakened when required by the work unless so ordered by the superintendent or foreman in charge. 1.5 Scaffolds, temporary floors, ramps, stairway landings, stair treads, and all other walkway surface shall be kept free form protruding nails and splinters. They shall be kept free from unnecessary obstructions so that the workers may move about safely. 1.6 Protruding nails and tie wire ends shall be removed, hammered in or bent in a safe condition. 1.7 Electric lines, moving ropes and cable gears, or similar hazards with which a worker might come in contract shall be encased or protected. 1.8 No person, firm or corporation, either personallly or through an employee or agent of another, shall operate or move any machinery, equipment, material, scaffolds, or materials in process of assembly closer than 5.00 meters to any energized high voltage overhead electrical facilities except with the approval of the electric inspector. 1.9 All workmen on any demolition job shall be furnished with and be required to wear industrial safety helmets. 1.10 Construction sheds and tool boxes shall be so located as to protect workers from dangerous falling walls and other falling objects. 1.11 The Building Official may permit the use of alternative methods and/or...
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