Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals…
The maximum rise in a existing construction step is 8-inches. The step in the picture to get into and out of this electrical room is about 20-inches.
There is nothing in the Life Safety Code that excludes mechanical rooms, or electrical rooms from having to comply with the requirements for a maximum rise in the step.
In this situation, it was going to be difficult to install a set of steps because this opening to the electrical room is directly off of the drive to the receiving dock.