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An exit is a door or space provided in a building specifically for the occupants for the purpose of leaving the building safely and providing an efficient means of leaving the building in the event of an emergency, such as a fire.

According to the Building Code of AustraliaBuilding Code of Australia, Volume One, 2019, an exit means — 

  1. any, or any combination of the following if they provide egress to a road or open space:
    1. An internal or external stairway.
    2. A ramp.
    3. A fire-isolated passageway.
    4. A doorway opening to a road or open space.
  2. a horizontal exit or a fire-isolated passageway leading to a horizontal exit.


    In preparing this definition, we have drawn from various sources including Legislation, Codes, Standards and industry information, research and knowledge.  Like the english language, these definitions may subtly change from time to time. As such these definitions are provided solely on the basis that users will be responsible for making their own assessment of the definition and and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.