To facilitate the timely movement of persons to a
safe place in an emergency.
To minimize the risk of malfunction, interference,
damage, tampering, lack of use or misuse.
Locking of exit and egress doors for the egress of persons other than the public during times when the
public is neither present nor being admitted to the area that the exit and egress facilities serve, where:
To supersede the requirements of Sentence
doors be readily openable and permit locked doors if certain measures are
This is to limit the probability that persons will
be trapped in a floor area in an emergency situation, which could lead to
delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could
lead to harm to persons.