NFPA 101A Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety 2019
Avoid costly and dangerous errors and correctly determine an equivalency with NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety.
Be prepared to confidently determine an equivalency, or evaluate that it has an adequate level of life safety, with the latest edition of NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety. NFPA 101A is used alongside NFPA 101 ®, Life Safety Code®, to facilitate an equivalency request using numerically-based fire safety evaluation systems (FSESs), and is an essential resource for facility managers, inspectors, and Code enforcers. Mandatory values in each FSES reflect the requirements in the 2018 edition of NFPA 101.
NFPA 101A provides FSESs for a wide range of occupancy types. Each chapter presents a different system independent of the others. Coverage includes the following occupancies:
Residential board and care
Detention and correctional
NFPA 101A also contains:
Tools involved in a formalized method for presenting an equivalency request to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)
Timesaving forms for recording building and life safety features
Use the 2019 edition of NFPA 101A to help ensure that equivalency is measured accurately against the requirements of the 2018 edition of NFPA 101.