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Fire safety in existing hotels
The aim of this Recommendation is to define a minimum fire safety level for all hotels in the Member States.
Council Recommendation 86/666/EEC of 22 December 1986 on fire safety in existing hotels.
Member States are recommended to take action to ensure that hotels are subject to provisions based on the principles set out in the Recommendation, in particular:
- safe escape routes should be available, unobstructed and clearly marked;
- buildings should be stable at least as long as necessary to allow safe evacuation of occupants;
- warning systems should be installed and in full working order;
- staff should be given suitable instructions and training.
The annex to the Recommendation contains technical guidelines in particular for the construction of hotel buildings.
Member States are recommended to inspect hotels periodically.
Member States must inform the Commission of the national regulations which they intend to introduce in the next five years to ensure that hotels meet the requirements of the Recommendation.
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OJ L 384 of 31.12.1986
- For further information, visit the site of the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection