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Economy Delivery

Economy delivery is a cheaper alternative to our standard option, and is sent through Royal Mail on a 2nd Class service. When economy delivery is selected the goods will still be dispatched on the same day providing the goods are in stock and the order is placed before 4:30pm.

Electronic Lock

An electronic lock is a locking device which is powered by an electrical current. They usually have a keypad which the correct code must be entered into before the lock will open.

Emergency Latch

An emergency latch allows a fire exit door to be secured against unauthorised access from the outside whilst ensuring that the occupants of a building can escape through the door easily in an emergency situation

Emergency latches should only be used for applications where a final exit door is to be used only by trained personnel that have prior knowledge of the device and a panic situation is unlikely to occur.

Also see Emergency Bolt | Panic Latch | Panic Bolt

Emergency Lighting Operation Types

Non-maintained Maintained
Mains Healthy
Mains Failed

Maintained

When in maintained operation an emergency light stays on at all times and stays lit for the minimum emergency duration after a mains failure.

Non maintained

When in non-maintained operation the emergency light will only come on in the event of a mains failure and will stay lit for the minimum emergency duration required.

Please Note: Maintained units are capable of being wired to enable non-maintained operation.

Mains Operation

Ordinary lights without emergency functionality sold by us to allow you to equip all parts of a building with identically looking lights, even when some of the lights do not need to be emergency lights.

Slave Units

Slave units have no internal backup battery. In the event of a power failure, slave units are powered by a bank of batteries centrally located within a building. The operation of the slave unit (i.e. maintained/non-maintained) is reliant on the operation of the backup battery system.

Emergeny Bolt

An emergency bolt is a vertical locking bolt which is designed to allow a fire exit door to be secured against unauthorised access from the outside whilst ensuring that the occupants of a building can escape through the door easily in an emergency situation

Emergency bolts should only be used for applications where a final exit door is to be used only by trained personnel that have prior knowledge of the device and a panic situation is unlikely to occur.

Also see Emergency Latch | Panic Latch | Panic Bolt

EN 1125 - Panic Exit Applications

The EN 1125 is intended for applications where the final exit door will be used by members of the general public with no prior knowledge or training. Panic exit devices must be distinctive from emergency exit devices by being able to offer "safe and effective escape through a doorway with minimum effort and without prior knowledge of operation".

Also see EN 179 - Emergency Exit Applications

EN 179 - Emergency Exit Applications

The EN 179 is intended for applications where the final exit door is to be used only by trained personnel and will not not be accessed by members of the general public. Emergency exit devices can be operated by push pads and lever handles.

Also see EN 1125 - Panic Exit Applications

End to End Beam Detector

An end to end beam detector consists of a transmitter and receiver which are positioned at opposite ends of the area to be protected. The transmitter emits a signal which is detected and monitored by the receiver.

Also see Beam Detector | Reflected Beam Detector

Evacuation Sheet

An evacuation sheet is a smooth padded sheet that allows patients to be evacuated from their beds safely and easily in the event of an emergency.

Evacuation Sledge

An evacuation sledge is a padded sledge which allows patients and immobile people to be evacuated over uneven surfaces in emergencies.

External Access Device

An external access device allows authorised users external entry through an emergency exit door without jeopardising security.

Extinguisher Agent

The substance contained inside a fire extinguisher which is used to extinguish fires.

Extinguisher Rating

A fire extinguisher rating is an indication of the size and type of fire an extinguisher is capable of dealing with, for example a 13A rated extinguisher can extinguish 1.3 metres of class A fire.

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