#33 Exiting or Egress

Are all exits marked with an exit sign and illuminated by a reliable light source?

Are the directions to exits, when not immediately apparent, marked with visible signs?

Are doors, passageways or stairways, that are neither exits nor access to exits and which could be mistaken for exits, appropriately marked “NOT AN EXIT”, “TO BASEMENT”, “STOREROOM”, and the like?

Are exit signs provided with the word “EXIT” in lettering at least 5 inches high and the stroke of the lettering at least ½ inch wide?

Are exit doors side-hinged, can they be easily opened and are all exits kept free of obstructions?

Are at least two means of egress provided from elevated platforms, pits or rooms where the absence or a second exit would increase the risk of injury from hot, poisonous, corrosive, suffocating, flammable, or explosive substances?

Are there sufficient exits to permit prompt escape in case of emergency?

Is the number of exits from each floor of a building, and the number of exits from the building itself, appropriate for the building occupancy load?

Are exit stairways which are required to be separated from other parts of a building enclosed by at least two hour fire-resistive construction in buildings more that four stories in height, and not less than one-hour fire resistive construction elsewhere?

Where exiting will be through frameless glass doors, glass exit doors, storm doors, and such, are the doors fully tempered and meet the safety requirements for human impact?