There are particularly strict fire protection regulations for hospitals – and for good reason. Most patients and visitors are not familiar with the fire escape routes, or are restricted in their mobility due to illness. Doctors, nurses, and employees are also obliged to help, which makes their own escape difficult.
This is why it’s important to use construction materials that do not make the situation worse in the event of a fire. nora® rubber floors offer great advantages in this regard, because they are highly flame-retardant1 and the decomposition effluents from nora coverings are non-toxic2.
Smoke impedes visibility and makes escape from dangerous areas more difficult. The primary goal of building ordinances and fire safety regulations is to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in a building. For this reason, special requirements are placed on construction materials, especially when planning escape routes.
nora rubber floors meet the requirements of strict regulations. They are highly flame retardant according to European standard EN 13 501. The decomposition effluents from nora coverings are also non-toxic according to the German standard DIN 53 436.
In clinics and hospitals, fire protection plans must be perfectly adapted to the building, and individual protective measures must be coordinated with one another. The fire protection plan consists not only of preventive fire protection measures with its individual structural, technical, and operational/organizational components. Responsive fire protection is also taken into account and fire fighting work is discussed.
nora rubber floors help you meet these fire protection regulations. They are highly flame-retardant1 and the decomposition effluents from nora coverings are also non-toxic2. In this way, they can help you meet and verify your fire protection requirements.
1) nora floor coverings are highly flame retardant according to European standard EN 13 501.
2) The decomposition effluents from nora coverings are non-toxic according to the German standard DIN 53 436.
„The fire resistance and the cigarette-burn resistance of the rubber floors are crucial safety factors for us.”“
Felix Beck, Vitos Clinic