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English translation: Exit unit

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French term or phrase:U.P.
English translation:Exit unit
Entered by: claude-andrew
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09:08 Dec 3, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Law (general) / Health & safety audit
French term or phrase: U.P.
This acronym is a column heading in a table « calcul des dégagements » at the end of a health and safety audit on a small company.
The table shows, for each level of the building, the number of personnel and the number of « dégagements », the latter in a column headed « Dégagements », sub-divided into 2 columns : « Sorties » and « **U.P.** » ; the latter are in turn each sub-divided into 2 columns, « Exigées » and « Réalisées ».
For information, the numbers of « Exigées » shown in the columns are either 1 or 2 for the « Sorties » and all 2 for the « U.P. »
For information, I have translated « dégagements » as « passageways ».
The client has not responded to my question about the acronym.
claude-andrew
France
Local time: 18:12
Exit unit
Explanation:
I think it stands for "unités de passage" in this context - the number of exit routes. See eg:

http://www.conseils-incendie.fr/index.php?option=com_content...

And here on Word ref, where there is a also a link to Granddictionnaire, which suggests "exit units"

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1001160

There might be a better term out there however ...

Hope this helps

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Note added at 9 mins (2010-12-03 09:17:41 GMT)
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Just noticed it's also been asked on Kudos before:

see http://www.proz.com/kudoz/french_to_english/architecture/776...
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Irene McClure
Local time: 18:12
Grading comment
Thank you Irene, U.P. is exactly as you define in my document.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Exit unit


Explanation:
I think it stands for "unités de passage" in this context - the number of exit routes. See eg:

http://www.conseils-incendie.fr/index.php?option=com_content...

And here on Word ref, where there is a also a link to Granddictionnaire, which suggests "exit units"

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1001160

There might be a better term out there however ...

Hope this helps

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Note added at 9 mins (2010-12-03 09:17:41 GMT)
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Just noticed it's also been asked on Kudos before:

see http://www.proz.com/kudoz/french_to_english/architecture/776...

Irene McClure
Local time: 18:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you Irene, U.P. is exactly as you define in my document.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Catharine Cellier-Smart: yes also here http://www.proz.com/kudoz/french_to_english/construction_civ... // yes unfortunately two-letter terms can't be searched for in the glossary
16 mins
  -> Thanks Catharine - yes, there's no shortage of references! / Of course, I forgot about that.

agree  fourth: Yes, at the standard appropriate width, it seems
32 mins
  -> Thanks Fourth

agree  Jean-Louis S.
3 hrs
  -> Thanks JLSJR

agree  narasimha
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Narasimha
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