All doors used in connection with exits shall be so arranged as to be readily opened without the use of a key from the side from which egress is made.
In assembly units, exit doors serving more than 200 persons shall be equipped with approved latches or bolts which release under a pressure of 15 pounds.
In rooms of institutional units used as jails or similar places of detention for more than ten persons, approved releasing devices with remote control shall be provided for emergency use.
Doors in public buildings, opening into mechanical or electrical equipment rooms, stairs or entrances to vehicular traffic areas, shall have knurled handles to alert the blind.
In nursing homes, hospitals, day care centers as defined in Section 13-4-010 that operate between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., sheltered care facilities and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled – 15 or less, required exterior exit doors and doors from stairways leading to main exit level shall be equipped with approved latches, bolts or panic hardware which release under pressure of 15 pounds.
(Prior code § 67-9.2; Amend Coun. J. 12-21-84, p. 12140; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-97, p. 57848, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 177)