Exit Enclosure - Prohibited Use

An exit enclosure is the protected way of travel to exit out of a building. An exit enclosure cannot be used for any purpose that may interfere with its use as an exit. This limitation covers more than just physical obstructions to an exit but also covers the potential for a fire to start within the exit enclosure or combustible materials that would cause a fire to spread. For instance vending machines, copy machines or other office machines, re-cycle collection bins, or other types of storage are prohibited in an exit enclosure. [Life Safety Code, section 7.1.3.2.3]

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