§ 13-160-250

Swing of doors – Exceptions

All doors required as exit doors shall swing in the direction of exit travel with the following exceptions:


In residential units, doors serving one dwelling unit, including horizontal sliding doors that can be readily opened without the use of a key from the side from which egress is made.


In residential, business and mercantile units, outside exit doors serving not more than 50 persons;


In Type I schools, doors to corridors from classrooms having a capacity not exceeding 50 persons, provided that there are direct exits to the outside from such classrooms;


In business units, doors to corridors from offices having a capacity not exceeding 100 persons;


In all other occupancies, except hazardous use units, doors to corridors from rooms having a capacity not exceeding 50 persons.

Doors, when open, shall not project into a public way;


In nursing homes and sheltered care facilities, doors that open directly to a corridor from toilet rooms shall not project into the corridor;


In intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled – 15 or less, other than exterior exit doors;


In self-service storage facilities not exceeding 300 square feet in area with only incidental human occupancy, a roll-up overhead or sliding door readily openable from the inside without a key or special knowledge may be used as the means of egress subject to the following conditions:


No electrical outlets shall be provided in the storage spaces,


Electrical lights provided within the spaces shall be activated by an interlocking switch that turns off the light when the door is in a closed position,


No flammable liquids, whether in containers, equipment or machinery shall be stored in the spaces,


A visible and durable sign shall be conspicuously posted adjacent to each door which contains the following legend: “Door Shall Remain Open During Occupancy. Storage Space May Not Be Used As Work Area.”

(Prior code § 67-9.1; Amend Coun. J. 12-21-84, p. 12140; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-89, p. 2598; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-97, p. 54731)


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