Fire Exit Hardware & Panic Bars
Panic bars, also called push bars, with bolts or latches are designed for applications where a final exit door is to be used by members of the public that have no prior knowledge of the device and a panic situation is likely to occur in the event of an emergency.
Manufactured by leading brands such as Arrone, Exidor and Briton, our extensive range of fire exit hardware includes everything from push bar panic latches and push bar panic bolts for single doors to rebated double door panic bar sets. Here at Handle Hardware you can also find outside access devices for fire doors.
BS EN 1125 is the standard relating to escape from buildings and general safety. It is essential that doors at final exits in public buildings, places of entertainment, shops, etc 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. 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 knowledge of the device, i.e. for locked doors on escape routes where panic situations can be foreseen.