Fire load in common areas

Nothing should be stored in the stairways and corridors. There are storage areas available for both bikes and prams. Stored items can obstruct exits and get in the way of fire fighters in a rescue situation.

The Rescue Act states that as the stairways are often the only exit in apartment buildings, nothing can be stored there that could obstruct exits. This is why the Rescue Act prohibits storage of any items in passageways. This applies to stairways as well as any corridors in basements and attics.

You should also report any extra items stored in the stairways to Hoas as soon as possible. For example, "recycling corners" set up in stairways are in violation of the Rescue Act and must be removed immediately.