Controlling your building’s occupancy is vital for remaining in compliance with occupancy load regulations. An occupancy load is a part of the fire code that dictates how many people can be in a building at a single time. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has 31 distinct occupancy types with specific requirements and occupancy factors.
The fire code typically determines a building’s occupancy load based on the total number of guests allowed in the space based on its intended use. For example, a wide open space would allow for greater capacity because there is greater egress to leave in the event of a fire. A wide open room offers more points of egress and a higher capacity than smaller spaces, which can accommodate more intended uses while remaining compliant.
Whatever your unique occupancy load requirements, the Cohesion Visitor Management system can help you control the flow of guests at all times and maintain regulatory compliance in situations like a fire.