Egress Door Locking

OCCUPANCY TYPE(new building) CODE REF. EGRESS DOOR LOCKING
AMBULATORY NFPA 101 – 20.1.1.1.7 Doors can be locked to confine and protect building inhabitants
ASSEMBLY NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
BUSINESS NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
EDUCATIONAL NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
HEALTHCARE NFPA 101 – 20.1.1.1.7 Doors can be locked to confine and protect building inhabitants
ONE & TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
HOTELS & DORMITORIES NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
APARTMENTS NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
MERCANTILE NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
STORAGE NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
INDUSTRIAL NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3 Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key
EXCEPTION FOR ABOVE REQUIREMENT: A keyed lock may be used on the main exit when the main exit consists of a single door or a pair of doors, if there is a readily visible, durable sign on or above the door stating “THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED DURING BUSINESS HOURS”.
Manually operated, edge-or surface-mounted flush bolts and sliding bolts are prohibited. Required exit door(s) must be kept unlocked from the inside at all times while the building is occupied.
Any bars, chains or other devices restricting the use of the exit must be removed during business hours so the exit can be used properly.All exit doors must swing in the direction of exit travel when serving any hazardous area or when serving an occupant load of 50 or more.

Notes:

  • Code Reference used is NFPA-101 2012 edition unless otherwise noted.
  • These information is not complete and intended to be used as quick references only, always refer to NFPA or your local codes for complete information.
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