Corridor Projections

Q: I understand that with the adoption of the new 2012 Life Safety Code there is a change in corridor projections from 6 inches to 4 inches. Would this new code allow for a PPE cabinet to be recessed into the wall?

A: Yes… a PPE container that is recessed into the wall would be fine as long as the exposed portion does not project into the corridor more than what is permitted. When CMS published their Final Rule to adopt the 2012 Life Safety Code on May 4, 2016, they stated they will not recognize the NFPA Life Safety Code on corridor projections which allows a 6-inch projection. Instead, they are adhering to the ADA requirement of a maximum of 4-inches for corridor projections.