S.D. Admin. R. 61:15:07:10 - Exit doors

Exit doors must be of the pivoted or side-hinged swinging type and must swing in the direction of exit travel when serving any hazardous area or when serving an occupant load of 50 or more. The door latch must release when subjected to a 15-pound force, and the door must be set in motion when subjected to a 30-pound force. The door must swing to full-open position when subjected to a 15-pound force. Forces must be applied to the latch side. Exit doors must be openable from the inside without the use of a key or any special knowledge or effort. Exit doors may not be locked, chained, bolted, barred, latched, or otherwise rendered unusable when the building is occupied. When the occupant load of a building drops to five or less, exit doors may be provided with a night latch, dead bolt, or security chain if such devices are openable from the inside without the use of a key or special tool.


S.D. Admin. R. 61:15:07:10
18 SDR 107, effective January 1, 1992; 23 SDR 32, effective September 11, 1996.

General Authority: SDCL 13-25-2.

Law Implemented: SDCL 13-25-3, 13-25-4.

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