Delayed Egress Locking

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Delayed Egress Locking

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Delayed egress locking is outlined in 
    • A. 

      UL 681.

    • B. 

      NFPA 70, Chapter 3.

    • C. 

      NFPA 72, Chapter 7.

    • D. 

      American Journal of Locksmiths Handbook.

  • 2. 
    Special locking arrangements are intended to allow credentialed egress, request to exit, or similar provisions where an occupant cannot leave the building without swiping a card through a reader.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Based on safety requirements, the required 30-second release may not be increased by the authority having jurisdiction or by anyone else.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Access controlled egress door assemblies are permitted to be used provided that _____ specific criteria specified in the code are met.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

  • 5. 
    Delayed egress locks shall be permitted in new assembly occupancies on doors 
    • A. 

      Fire exit doors.

    • B. 

      Main entrance/exit doors.

    • C. 

      Revolving doors.

    • D. 

      They are permitted only when the facility has more than 50 occupants.

  • 6. 
    The following terms are used interchangeably within NFPA 101: delayed-egress, locking devices, special locking assemblies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    As compared with the 2009 edition of the Life Safety Code, the criteria prohibiting elevator lobby electronic lock systems from being supplied with emergency or standby electrical power in the 2012 LSC has been
    • A. 

      Deleted.

    • B. 

      Modified.

    • C. 

      Added.

    • D. 

      Changed.

  • 8. 
    A life safety evaluation shall be required any time the occupant load of an assembly occupancy exceeds 
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      6000

  • 9. 
    According to _____, egress doors connected in accordance with 21.9.1 where fire alarm control unit batteries are used, they shall comply with _____.
    • A. 

      NFPA 101; Section 7.2.1

    • B. 

      NFPA 72; Section 10.6.7

    • C. 

      The National Electrical Code; Article 300

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Means of egress doors that are unlocked by the fire alarm system must unlock 
    • A. 

      Upon activation of the alarm.

    • B. 

      Prior to or concurrent with the activation of any public mode notification appliances.

    • C. 

      Within 10 seconds of the activation of the alarm.

    • D. 

      They are not to be locked when the building is occupied at any time.

  • 11. 
    Doors that are required to be unlocked by the fire alarm system shall remain unlocked until 
    • A. 

      Reset by the AHJ.

    • B. 

      The fire alarm company has inspected the system.

    • C. 

      The fire alarm panel automatically resets.

    • D. 

      The fire alarm condition is manually reset.

  • 12. 
    Provisions for delayed-egress locking systems are not to be applied to elevator lobby door assemblies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Delayed egress locking systems are permitted to be used on _____ hazards.
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Ordinary

    • C. 

      Medium

    • D. 

      High

    • E. 

      A & B

    • F. 

      B & D

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    A manual release device shall be located on the _____ side, _____ above the floor.
    • A. 

      Ingress; 40-48 inches

    • B. 

      Ingress; 42-60 inches

    • C. 

      Egress; 40-48 inches

    • D. 

      Egress; 36-52 inches