Re: Non-Minimalist instructions and Door handles

Subject: Re: Non-Minimalist instructions and Door handles
From: Don Smith <dsmith -at- ACCESSBEYOND -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 11:50:58 EST

Yvonne Degraw writes (in part):

"An aside on door handles/bars: According to a safety engineer I once
knew, if a door to a public building doesn't open outward, it's a bad
design no matter what type of handle it has. In a fire, a crowd may
push against the door -- preventing the person closest to the door
from opening it."

What is even more scary, today the *in thing* seems to be that the
right door (as you are leaving the building) is LOCKED, routinely! I
find this at banks and at stores. (Even the company where I work,
believe it of not!)

I have asked about and I was told everything from, "Its fire
regulations", or helps prevent thefts, etc.. I think the world is
going nuts.

Don Smith

TECHWR-L (Technical Communication) List Information: To send a message
to 2500+ readers, e-mail to TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU -dot- Send commands
Search the archives at or search and
browse the archives at

Previous by Author: Re[2]: our listowner
Next by Author: Re: I am Tech Writer
Previous by Thread: Non-Minimalist instructions and Door handles
Next by Thread: Re: business cards [Ref:C050408]

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads