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