THEATRES (section 5.32.3. and 5.32.4.)

- “equipped with mechanical devices along the top”: upper part of the stage house (the flies) with equipped grid which makes it possible to work parts of the backdrops and screens during the performances and to store these before or after their use on the stage;

- “equipped with mechanical devices along the bottom”: space located under the plateau (stage floor) fitted with one or a multiple of mechanical appliances which enable the storage of one or a multiple of backdrops and screens;

- “equipped grid”: an open fly supporting the pulleys or the hoists for the stage equipment, this being an entity of cords (cables), pulleys, machines (winches, drums, counterweights, etc.), and battens that enable the handling of parts of screens and the hanging of lighting appliances.

- “fire integrity (or fire resistance)”: the ability of a building component to meet the criteria specified for the standard test for fire integrity for a certain duration of time with respect to load-bearing function, integrity or thermal insulation. The fire resistance of structural elements is indicated in accordance with the European fire resistance classification system, introduced by Commission Decision 2000/367/EC of 3 May 2000 implementing Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards the classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products, construction works and parts thereof;

- “reaction to fire”: all the properties that have an impact on the emergence and spread of a fire. The classification of the reaction to fire is indicated in accordance with European Commission Decision 2000/147/EC of 8 February 2000 implementing Directive 89/106/EEC.