Q: Generally, is it permitted to use a refrigerator in offices in healthcare facilities when considering fire safety? I ask because more and more offices are starting to request refrigerators.

A: The Life Safety Code does not regulate where appliances like refrigerators may be placed, other than they may not obstruct the required width of the means of egress. I would think refrigerators in an office should not be any problem, other than temperature control of the office.


But check with your state and local authorities to see if they have other restrictions.