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1008.1.9.6 Special Locking Arrangements in Group I-1, I-2, R-3, or R-4 Occupancies
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Approved special locking arrangements shall be permitted in a Group I-1, I-2, R-3, or R-4 occupancy where the clinical needs of the persons receiving care require such locking. Special locking arrangements shall be permitted in such occupancies where the building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and either an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with Section 907, provided that doors are installed and operate in accordance with Items 1 through 10. Items 1 through 4 shall not apply to doors to areas where persons, because of clinical needs, require restraint or containment as part of the function of a psychiatric treatment area.
- The doors unlock upon actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system.
- The doors unlock upon loss of power controlling the lock or lock mechanism.
- The door locks shall have the capability of being unlocked from a signal from the fire command center, a nursing station, or other approved location.
- A building occupant shall not be required to pass through more than one door with a special egress lock before entering an exit.
- The procedures to operate the unlocking system shall be described and approved as part of the emergency planning and preparedness required by Chapter 4.
- All clinical staff shall have keys, codes, or other means necessary to operate the locking device.
- Emergency lighting shall be provided at the door.
- 24-hour resident or patient supervision is provided within the locked area.
- Locking devices are designed to fail in the open position.
- Floor levels within the building or portion of the building with special locking arrangements shall be divided into at least two compartments by smoke barriers meeting the requirements of the State Building Code.