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Means of Egress - Dead-end Corridor Storage

Can dead-end corridors be used for storage or other uses?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

Dead-end corridors may be used for storage only past the last door opening into the corridor so that it does not impede the means of egress.  If combustible items are stored, the area used for storage is limited to a 50 square feet footprint.  

Reference LS.02.01.20 EP14 
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: Life Safety LS
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on October 29, 2021

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