As promised (finally!), the recording of the presentation on delayed egress and controlled egress locking systems is now available!
The possibility of elopement or theft often motivates the use of locking systems that deter passage through egress doors, but building, fire, and life safety code requirements must be met. While a delayed egress lock is allowed by code to delay egress for 15 seconds, a controlled egress system can prevent egress in some healthcare units indefinitely – until evacuation is necessary.
This presentation covers these two types of systems and the code requirements that apply to each. Learn when and where to use them, and the varying limitations of each of the model codes. Understanding these systems can help to ensure that the correct components are specified and installed, and that the system will be code-compliant.
This recorded master class offers 2 continuing education units for DHI.
- Video: Controlled Egress vs. Delayed Egress
- Decoded: Deterring Elopement in Healthcare Facilities
- Decoded: Model Code Changes for Delayed Egress Locking Systems
- Decoded: Delayed Egress vs. Controlled Egress
- WWYD? Mechanical Controlled Egress
- Murals in Healthcare Occupancies
This recording is also posted on the webinars page of iDigHardware.