Don't Place Locking Devices on Fire Passageways

The Department of Buildings (DOB) takes tenant safety seriously. And any types of obstructions or locks on fire exits and passageways are grounds for a Class 1 immediately hazardous violation. In one recent case, the DOB issued such a violation after inspectors found that a fire passageway beneath the building was obstructed by a scissor gate secured with a padlock and chain.

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