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Can a school chock open safety doors for the sake of practicality?

Question: My employer, a school principal, has made the decision to keep a fire-rated door in the library where I work chocked open during school hours, as this would have less of an impact on the students, instead of them opening and closing the door to access the library.

The school had an inspection on all fire-rated doors in May and the librarian was told that it was illegal to have the door chocked open. But this was rectified for only a few days.

Can the principal override what has been legislated?

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