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.
Fitting panic hardware to external doors can be carried out by a competent DIY person or a joiner. Installation instructions are provided with every unit. The length of panic bar handles can be adjusted to fit the width of the fire exit door. And the length of the shot bolts can also be cut to length to match the height of the door.
All of our panic hardware products, including push bars, touch bars, panic bolts and panic latches are CE marked and tested to the relevant British Standards. They are guaranteed for 10 years and tested for up to 1,500,000 cycles. They are built to last!
In premises where members of the public are present, it is important to fit panic hardware in the form of push bars with latches or bolts. In an emergency, the panic bar (also known as crash bar or push bar) is pressed, releasing the latch or bolt and allowing exit from the building.