Exit Doors, Door Safety Inspection Sheet

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are exit doors designed and constructed so that the path of exit travel is obvious and direct?  

If you have windows that could be mistaken for exit doors, are they made inaccessible by means of barriers or railings?      
When the building is occupied, are the exit doors openable from the direction of exit travel (the inside) without a key or any special knowledge or effort? (In other words, can they be opened easily and quickly if someone needed to escape?      
Are any of your revolving, sliding, or overhead doors prohibited from serving as required exit doors?      
If any required exit doors have panic hardware installed, can it be opened with a force of 15 pounds or less in the direction of exit traffic?      
Are the doors on any cold storage rooms equipped with an inside release mechanism to release the latch and open the door even when padlocked or otherwise locked on the outside?        

If any exit doors open directly into a street or area where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent people from stepping into traffic?


Are viewing panels installed on doors that swing in both directions between frequently trafficked rooms?


This Exit Doors, Door Safety Inspection Sheet is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item on exit doors and door safety, and refer to OSHA standards for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment's exit doors and and door safety. This inspection sheet is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

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