Don't Place Locking Devices on Fire Passageways

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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