An important parallel to our product development is a new product ordering regime. The prime system (i.e. the basic system that you need excluding the optional enhancements, fixings, etc.) is defined by the way in which you want the Entry and Exit to function. This gives a 2-digit code (see below).
Thus a panic or emergency exit bolting device is not provided with any entry facility as standard and is defined by the code ‘04’ and ‘05’ respectively. If key entry is required to one of these devices, this is achieved by appending the enhancement code ‘L’ (Lock with Emergency Override) to suit the level of required attack protection. A deadlocking Panic or Emergency device with key entry would be defined by the code ‘14’ and ‘15’; respectively. Similarly electric release devices would be defined as ‘24’ and ‘25’ respectively.
Further information is provided within this website specific to the product you require and in the ‘Ordering Guide’
Your responsibility under Health and Safety Standards is to ensure that products meet the correct accreditation of successfully type tested products to BS EN 1125: 2008 for panic exits and BS EN 179:2008 for emergency exits.
A panic exit is typically part of an escape route in a public area, for example, entertainment halls, shops and hospitals. An emergency exit is part of an escape route where people are familiar with exit procedures, the exit and its hardware.
For further information refer to the Accreditation and Technical section of this website.