DOOR PROPPING CLARIFICATION

DOOR PROPPING CLARIFICATION
(Admin Connection for 5/14/19)

Below is the determination of whether door propping is allowed, or not:

Standard Q was an agreement from the 1990s between PPS and PFB. This allowed PPS buildings to be partially upgraded for improved egress corridors. The schools that required Standard Q upgrades are allowed to prop doors open with a gallon jug filled with sand. Wood or other door wedges are not allowed at any site. The Standard Q Schools are listed here

At all other sites, no doors can be propped open in any way, unless propped open by a magnetic hold open tied into the fire alarm system. When the alarm sounds, the hold open is released and the door will close and latch.

Rebecca Winn
Code Compliance Manager
x63053   rwinn1@pps.net