Occupant Load Calculations

If you are an existing business and are required to have an occupant load calculation completed, these are submitted to and completed by a Fire Prevention Officer.  Occupant load refers to the number of people allowed in a space or room, and includes staff.  The occupant load is generally determined by a number of factors outlined in the British Columbia Fire Code such as exit capacity, net floor area per person allowance or seating layout, and number of washrooms.

There is an information bulletin and application form available electronically which you can download from the link below:

Occupant Load Bulletin and Application.pdf [PDF - 232 KB]

If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at 250.920.3360.