Doors

Larger imageAutomatic Door Closer

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Purpose

To secure doors and door frames.

Recommendation

Install latches or automatic door closers.

Caution

Free-swinging doors may cause injuries during an earthquake.

Supplies Required

  • Mechanical latches
  • Automatic door closers


Installation

  1. Install mechanical latches on cupboard doors.
  2. Replace magnetic latches with mechanical latches.
  3. Install automatic door closers, particularly on exit doors.


Note

  • Keep doorways clear.
  • Secure or remove objects that may block doorways during an earthquake.
  • Secure sliding doors in the open position if possible.
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