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Panic Exit Devices

Standards and Certification

BS EN 1125 Panic Exit Devices

It is desirable that doors at final exit in public buildings,places of intertainment, shops etc should be fitted with paniv devices operated by a horizontal bar or touch bar. the emphasis for products coverd by this standard on safe exit rather than security.

Providing details on product types, classification by use, test cycles, door mass, corrosion resistance as well as defiinition, product performance requirements, test apparatus, test methods and marketing products

The main purpose of the performance requirements of this standard is to give safe and effective escape through a doorway with minimum effort and without prior knoeledge of the device i.e for locked doors on escape routes where panic situation can be for seen.

BS EN 1125 applies to - TypePush Bar panic Bolts & Type B Touch Bar Panic Bolts

    Digit 1 - cateogry of use
    Only one category is identifie
  • - grade3- High frequency of use by public and others with little incentive to exercise care.

    Digit2 - Durability
    two categories are defined.
  • -grade 6: medium use -100000 cycles
  • -grade 7: high use -200000 cycles

    Digit3 - Test door mass
    Two categories are defined.
  • -grade 5: up to 100kg
  • -grade 6:up to 200kg

    Digit4 - Fire resistance
    Two grades of fires resistance are identified:
  • -grade0: not approved for use on fire /smoke door assemblies
  • -grade1: suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies subject to satifactory assessment of the contribution of the panic/emergency device to the fire resistance of specified fire/smoke door assemblies.

Digit5 - safety
All panic and emergency device have a critical safety function therefore only the top grade 1 is identified.

    Digit 6 - Corrosion resistance
    Two grades of corrosion resistance are identified according to EN 1670.
  • -grade3: High resistance
  • -grade4: Very high resistance

    Digit 7-Security
    Only one category of security is identified grade 2:
  • Panic devices are primarily for the operation of a door from the inside. Safety consideration will always be given over security.

    Digit 8 - Projection of device
    Two categories are identified.
  • -grade 1: projection up to 150mm(standard projection)
  • -grade 2:projection up to 100mm(low projection)

    Digit 9-Type of device
    Two categories are identified.
  • -typee A : push bar operations
  • -typee B : touch bar operations

BS EN 179 Emergency Exit Devices

This standard covers devices to be used in emergency situations where people are familiar with the emergency exit and its hardware and therefore a panic situation is most unlikely to devlop.lever handle operated escape locks or push padsmay therefore be use.

BS EN 179 applies to - TypeA lever handle operated emergency devices- Type B push pad operated emergency device.

IBS EN 179 classifies emergency exit devices by using a d digit coding system, each digit refering to a particular feature of the product measured against the standards performance requirement.

The particular features in BS EN 179 are identical to BS EN 1125, with two diffrences affecting digit 7 - security and digit 9 - type of device.

    Digit 7-Security
    Products covered by BS EN 179 have 3 identified catagories and have the opportunites of greater security than devices covered by BS EN 1125. This is because BS EN 179 devices are subject to testing with doors under greater pressure.Three catagories are defined.
  • -grade 2:1000N
  • -grade 3:2000N
  • -grade 4:3000N

    Digit 9-Type of device
    Two categories are identified.
  • -typee A : lever handle operations
  • -typee B : push pad operations

CE Marking

CE marking is the easiest and safest route to providing compliance with the latest UK Construction Products Regulations for hardware used on fire,smoke and escape doors.

C.E. marking indicates that the product has been 3rd party performance/fire tested where application and is produced in a factory which has satisfactory production control systems. All of these have to be assessed by an authorised certification organisation