Sliding Egress Door

Meets The Requirements Of Local Fire Marshals And NFPA Life Safety Code

1. The door leaf is readily operable from either side without special knowledge or effort.
2. The force that, when applied to the operating device in the direction of egress, is required to operate the door leaf is not more than 15 lbf (67 N).
3. The force required to operate the door leaf in the direction of travel is not more than 30 lbf (133 N) to set the leaf in motion and is not more than 15 lbf (67 N) to close the leaf or open it to the minimum required width (NFPA 101 Life Safety Code P-62-63/2018).

(Points four and five of the code pertain to automated door options and, as such, have not been listed.)

Sources: NFPA 101 Life Safety Code P-62-63/2018

Frequently Asked Questions

No, other options include our Swing and Sliding Doors. PS Access Solutions™ Swing Doors can meet NFPA Life Safety Code requirements in situations with low differential pressure. However, when a swing door fails to meet the NFPA Life Safety Code, the life safety code allows for a Sliding Door to be used as a means of egress under Contact PS Access Solutions about which option is best suited for your facility.

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