Description of Figure 404.2.4.1, Maneuvering Clearances at Manual Swinging Doors

Figures (a) - (c) Front Approaches. Maneuvering space on the pull side extends 18 inches (455 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. On the push side of doors not equipped with a closer or latch, the maneuvering space is the same width as the door opening and extends 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. At doors equipped with both a closer and a latch, the maneuvering space extends 12 inches (305 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway.

Figures (d) - (g) Hinge Approaches. Maneuvering space on the pull side extends 36 inches (915 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. If this space extends 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door, it can extend 54 inches (1370 mm) minimum if provided perpendicular to the doorway. On the push side, maneuvering space extends 22 inches (560 mm) from the hinge side of the doorway and 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway at doors with both a closer and a latch or 42 inches (1065 mm) at doors that do not have both a closer and a latch.

Figures (h) - (k) Latch Approaches. Maneuvering space on the pull side extends 24 inches (915 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door 54 inches (1525 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway; if the door has both a closer and a latch; if the door does not, the space can be 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum measured perpendicular to the doorway. On the push side, maneuvering space extends 24 inches (560 mm) from the latch side of the doorway and 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway if the door has both a closer and a latch; if it does not the space can extend 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum measured perpendicular to the doorway.