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Strange Observations - That's a Huge Step

by Brad Keyes, CHSP, on Apr 4, 2019 1:00:20 AM

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

The maximum rise in a existing construction step is 8-inches. The step in the picture to get into and out of this electrical room is about 20-inches.

There is nothing in the Life Safety Code that excludes mechanical rooms, or electrical rooms from having to comply with the requirements for a maximum rise in the step.

In this situation, it was going to be difficult to install a set of steps because this opening to the electrical room is directly off of the drive to the receiving dock.

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