- Path of Travel
The path of travel to and exit is an unobstructed route with minimum dimensions (width & height) to the nearest required exit in a building. A path of travel is provided so that occupants can safely evacuate the building. The path of travel must have dimensions appropriate to he number, mobility and other characteristics of occupants; and the function or use of the building.
General Features of a Path of Travel
- the unobstructed width of each exit or path of travel to an exit must be not less than 1 metre however this may be required to be wider in accordance with Clause D1.6 - Dimensions of exits and paths of travel to exits of Volume One of the Building Code of Australia.
- the unobstructed height throughout the path of travel must be not less than 2 m
- have no trip points in floor;
- must not be used for the storage of goods;
- must not contain combustible materials;
- must have emergency lights and directional exit signs.