Or. Admin. R. 837-045-0050 - Installation and Location of Smoke Alarms and Smoke Detectors
(1) All smoke alarms or smoke detectors shall be installed and located in accordance with the listing and manufacturer's instructions and OAR 837-045-0045 through 837-045-0060.
(2) Dwelling Units:
(a) Smoke alarms and smoke detectors in dwelling units shall be installed in each sleeping room as per the applicable requirements of the State Building Code at the time of construction and in the corridor or area giving access to sleeping areas according to the manufacturer's instructions. Where sleeping areas are located on an upper level, the smoke alarm or smoke detector shall be installed in an accessible location as close as practical to the center of the ceiling directly over the stairway. Where sleeping areas are widely separated (i.e., on different levels or opposite ends of the dwelling unit) and/or where a single smoke alarm or smoke detector will not adequately service all sleeping areas, a smoke alarm or smoke detector shall be installed adjacent to each sleeping area.
(b) When activated, the installed smoke alarm(s) or smoke detector(s) shall produce an alarm sound audible in the dwelling unit, guestroom(s) and sleeping area(s).
(3) Efficiency Dwelling Units, Lodging Houses and Hotels:
(a) In an efficiency dwelling unit, lodging house guestroom or hotel room or suite, the smoke alarm or smoke detector shall be installed on the ceiling or a wall of the main room or sleeping area.
(b) When activated, the smoke alarm(s) or smoke detector(s) shall produce an alarm sound audible in the main room and sleeping area(s).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 479.255 & ORS 479.295
Stats. Implemented: ORS 479.250 - ORS 479.300
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