New York Education Law § 409-f. Electrically operated partition and door safety




The board of education, trustees, principal or other person in charge of every public or private school or educational institution within the state, wherein classrooms or other facilities used by students are found to have electrically operated partitions, doors or room dividers, shall arrange for, and require, that:

1. Appropriate and conspicuous notice regarding the safe and proper operation and supervision of the electrical device operating such partition, door or room divider is posted in the immediate vicinity of the operating mechanism;

2. There is established a procedure for the notification of all school employees and all other persons who regularly make use of the area where such device is located of the safe and proper procedure for the operation of the mechanism and of the applicable penalties for disabling safety equipment required pursuant to this section;  and

3. Every electrically operated partition or room divider shall be equipped with safety devices which, subject to standards established in rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner, stop the forward motion of the partition or room divider and stop the stacking motion of the partition or room divider when a body passes between the leading panel of such partition or divider and a wall, or when a body is present in the stacking area of such partition or divider.

Any person who disables or directs another person to disable any safety equipment required pursuant to this section shall be guilty of a violation punishable by not more than fifteen days imprisonment, or a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.


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