The Board of Building Standards (BBS) has released its proposed school door barricade Rule and set a Stakeholder hearing for November 16. Definitions are included throughout the document which you’ll find below: See especially pages 32 & 33 for operational definitions:
Excerpt from pages 32 & 33:
1008.1.9.11 Temporary door locking device in school buildings. A temporary door locking device shall be permitted when approved by the building official and noted on the certificate of occupancy only in school buildings where the requirements of sections 1008.1.9.11.1 and 1008.1.9.11.2 are met.
1008.1.9.11.1 Conditions of use. A temporary door locking device shall only be used on doors under the following conditions:
1. The temporary door locking device shall only be used in an emergency situation and during active shooter drills; and
2. The temporary door locking device is engaged only by a staff member of the school building; and
3. The temporary door locking device shall only be engaged for a finite period of time as determined by the administrative authority of a school building in accordance with an adopted school safety plan; and
4. Evidence is provided that the administrative authority of a school building has notified the police and fire officials having jurisdiction for the school building prior to the use of the temporary door locking device; and
5. In-service training on the use of the temporary door locking device is provided for school staff members and records verifying this training shall be maintained on file and provided to the fire official upon request.
1008.1.9.11.2 Operational requirements. The temporary door locking device shall be permitted to be used in accordance with the following items:
1. The temporary door locking device shall not be permanently mounted to the door.
Exception: Individual parts of the temporary door locking device assembly such as bolts, stops, brackets, pins, etc. that do not prevent normal ingress and egress through the door may be permanently mounted provided that when such parts are mounted on a labeled fire door assembly such installation does not affect the fire rating of the fire door assembly.
2. The removal of the temporary door locking device, after it is engaged, shall not require more than one operation.
Exception: Two operations may be permitted to remove a temporary door locking device, after it is engaged, if the school building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance section 903.3.1.1.
Provisions of the “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,” 104 Stat. 327, 42 U.S.C.A. 12101, as amended, may apply to the use of the temporary door locking device but are outside the scope of this code.
Board of Building Standards Proposed Rules/Stakeholder Meeting Notification
The Board will conduct a Stakeholder Meeting to hear comments and respond to questions on the proposed amendments to the Ohio Building Code summarized below on November 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Training Room 1, 6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend.
Overview of Proposed Rule Changes
Proposed Ohio Building Code Rule Changes
The Board proposes to amend the Ohio Administrative Code in response to adoption of new Ohio Revised Code § 3781.106 included in HB 64 requiring the Board to develop rules for the use of a device by a staff member of a public or private school or institution of higher education that prevents both ingress and egress through a door in a school building, for a finite period of time, in an emergency situation, and during active shooter drills as follows: 4101:1-2-01 to add definitions for Active Shooter Drill, Administrative Authority of a School Building, Emergency Situation, Institution of Higher Education, Private School, Public School, School Building, and Temporary Door Locking Device; and 4101:1-10-01 to add exceptions to Sections 1008.1.9.1, 1008.1.9.3, 1008.1.9.5 for Temporary Door Locking Devices, and to add a new Section 1008.1.9.11 which establishes conditions for the use of Temporary Door Locking Devices.
These proposed rules can be viewed here:
Contact Information for Comments or Questions
If you cannot attend the above Stakeholder Meeting, you can submit written comments or questions on the proposed amendments to the Board. You may submit your comments via email at BBS@com.state.oh.us or U.S. Mail at Ohio Board of Building Standards, 6606 Tussing Rd, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, Attn: Regina Hanshaw by November 27, 2015.
Regina S. Hanshaw
Ohio Board of Building Standards