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Panic and Emergency escape doors must be fitted with a securing device which enables the occupants of a building to open them without the use of a key from the escape side. Every new build or replacement panic and emergency exit application is required to comply with European safety legislation. Two standards demonstrate compliance with this legislation. One covers fittings for doors designated as Panic Exits and the other is for doors serving as Emergency Exits.

BSEN 1125 : 1997 - PANIC APPLICATION  Where the door is used by the public and provides “safe and effective escape through the doorway and without prior knowledge of the operation of the device” i.e. for locked doors on escape routes where panic situations can be foreseen. This type of situation exists in public buildings and places of entertainment etc. Applications include: Theatres, Cinemas, Nightclubs, Leisure Centres, Shops, Libraries, Schools, Hospitals, Public Houses, Doctors Surgeries etc. It is generally recommended that exit doors in such buildings should be fitted with panic devices operated by a horizontal bar. The emphasis for products covered by this standard is on safe exit rather than security.

BS EN 179 : 1998 - EMERGENCY APPLICATION This standard covers devices to be used in emergency situations by trained personnel who are familiar with the emergency exit and its hardware and have prior knowledge of its operation and therefore a panic situation is unlikely to develop. For example: a place of work never accessed by the public or people unfamiliar with the escape drill. Applications include: offices, Private Flats and Apartments, Store Rooms, Boiler Rooms, Workshops etc. In this situation emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pads with one single operation may therefore be used.


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