704.2.1 Clear Floor or Ground Space.
A clear floor or ground space complying with 305 shall be provided. The clear floor or ground space shall not be obstructed by bases, enclosures, or seats.
Advisory 704.2.1 Clear Floor or Ground Space.
Because clear floor and ground space is required to be unobstructed, telephones, enclosures and related telephone book storage cannot encroach on the required clear floor or ground space and must comply with the provisions for protruding objects. (See Section 307
Where a parallel approach is provided, the distance from the edge of the telephone enclosure to the face of the telephone unit shall be 10 inches (255 mm) maximum.
Figure 704.2.1.1 Parallel Approach to Telephone
Where a forward approach is provided, the distance from the front edge of a counter within the telephone enclosure to the face of the telephone unit shall be 20 inches (510 mm) maximum. [S.H. 4.31.2]
Figure 704.2.1.2 Forward Approach to Telephone