Internal Corridor Obstructions

  • outward doors to be recessed to at least width of the door.
  • fixtures such as radiators, pipes and ducts to be recessed whenever possible.
  • minimum width a corridor should not reduce to when outswing doors enter space.
  • Where overhanging or protruding elements on freestanding objects are between 650-2100 mm above the ground, they should not encroach more than 300 mm into pedestrian areas.

Floor Obstructions

  • Corridors should be unobstructed along entire length. Items that protrude into circulation space should be recessed outside of corridor path.
  • Corridors should be wide enough to allow people to pass each other and turn 180 degrees.

Wall Obstructions

  • The leading edge of any protruding object found between 650-2100 mm above the ground should not extend more than 100 mm into pedestrian areas.
  • An object with a leading edge at or below 650 mm from the ground may protrude any distance.