The following is a list of regulations that must be followed for any assembly, public or University affiliated, held on campus:
- Definition of an Assembly Occupancy: An occupancy used for a gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses.
- All means of egress (corridors, aisles, exit doors) must remain clear at all times.
- At no time shall the capacity of an assembly area exceed the maximum capacity allowed.
- In assembly occupancies having occupant loads exceeding 1,000, there shall be trained crowd managers or crowd manager supervisors at a ratio of 1 crowd manager/supervisor for every 250 occupants. The crowd manager shall receive approved training in crowd management techniques.
- An announcement of emergency information (i.e. exit locations) shall be made at any event held in a room with more than two (2) exits.
- No open flame devices or pyrotechnic device shall be used in any assembly without the approval of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
- Draperies, curtains, and other similar loosely hanging furnishings and decorations shall be flame resistant as demonstrated by testing in accordance with NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films.
- Employees or attendants of assembly occupancies shall be instructed in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers and other manual fire suppression equipment where provided.
- Seats in assembly occupancies accommodating more than 200 persons shall be securely fastened to the floor, except where fastened together in groups of not less than three. Seats not secured together shall be permitted in cafeterias, the UC Ballroom and other occupancies where fastening seats together might be impracticable. Such unsecured seats shall be permitted, provided that, in the area used for seating, excluding such areas as dance floors and stages, there is not more than one seat for each 15 ft2 (1.4 m2) of net floor area, and adequate aisles to reach exits are maintained at all times.
- Every room constituting an assembly occupancy and not having fixed seats shall have the occupant load of the room posted in a conspicuous place near the main entrance of the room. Approved signs shall be maintained in a legible manner. Signs shall be durable and shall indicate the number of occupants permitted for each room use.
- Furniture and objects, including clothing and personal effects, shall not be stored in exit ways or corridors.
- Northern Kentucky University reserves the right to stop any activity being held on the campus at anytime that one of these rules are being violated or the University feels that there is a threat to human life or property.
Please contact Jeff Baker in the Safety and Emergency Management Office at (859) 572-6522 if you have any questions concerning these regulations.