MCL - Section 427.3

HOTELS, INNS, AND PUBLIC LODGING HOUSES (EXCERPT)
Act 188 of 1913


427.3 Hotels; portable fire extinguishers; smoke detectors; exemptions.

Sec. 3.

     Each hotel shall have all of the following:
    (a) Portable fire extinguishers in hazardous areas to be installed and maintained in accordance with the national fire protection association pamphlet number 10, published in 1984, entitled "standard for portable fire extinguishers".
    (b) Not less than 1 smoke detector placed in each sleeping room. A battery operated smoke detector shall be a model that emits an audio signal when the battery needs replacement.
    (c) Beginning upon the expiration of 12 months after the effective date of this amendatory act, not less than 1 smoke detector within the means of egress of each inside corridor, to be installed in accordance with the national fire protection association pamphlet number 72e, published in 1984, entitled "standard for automatic fire detectors". A hotel built in accordance with 1 or more of the following as they exist on the effective date of this amendatory act, in which corridor smoke detection is exempted due to the installation of a total automatic sprinkler system, shall be exempt from the requirements of this subdivision:
    (i) The uniform building code, published in 1985 by the international conference of building officials.
    (ii) The State construction code act of 1972, Act No. 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, being sections 125.1501 to 125.1531 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
    (iii) The building officials-code administrators national building code, published in 1987 by the building officials-code administrators, inc.
    (d) If the hotel has an elevator, not less than 1 clearly visible sign placed outside each elevator. The sign shall state the following in letters not less than 1 inch in height: "In case of fire do not take elevator—use stairway".
    (e) Not less than 1 clearly written fire safety evacuation plan posted on the wall or door of each sleeping room at a minimum instructing the occupants as to the location of exit doors and all fire extinguishing devices and appliances.
    (f) A fire safety operation plan in which each employee is instructed and drilled, upon being hired and not less than once every 12 months during the term of employment, in the duties each employee is to perform in the event of a fire, panic, or other emergency.
    (g) Numbers on the stairwell side of the exit door at the landing of each stairwell indicating the level of the floor. The ground level floor shall be identified as "ground level".
    (h) Beginning upon the expiration of 24 months after the effective date of this amendatory act, a fire alarm system in accordance with chapter 17 of the national fire protection association pamphlet number 101, published in 1985, entitled "the life safety code", initiated by all of the following:
    (i) A manual fire alarm system in accordance with chapter 7 of the national fire protection association pamphlet number 101, published in 1985, entitled the "life safety code".
    (ii) A manual fire alarm station located at a hotel desk or other central control site.
    (iii) A smoke detection system required under law on the effective date of this amendatory act, except that a smoke detector in a sleeping room shall not be required to initiate an alarm system.
    (i) Beginning upon the expiration of 24 months after the effective date of this amendatory act, a system of occupant notification to be provided automatically, without delay, by an internal audible alarm system in compliance with chapter 7 of the national fire protection association pamphlet number 101, published in 1985, entitled "life safety code".


History: 1913, Act 188, Eff. Aug. 14, 1913 ;-- CL 1915, 6934 ;-- CL 1929, 8808 ;-- CL 1948, 427.3 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 344, Eff. Oct. 26, 1989