Panic bars, sometimes referred to as push bars or crash bars, are typically fitted with a bolt or latch and are designed for applications where final exit or fire exit doors are to be used by members of the public that have no prior knowledge of the building or device, and where a panic situation could occur in the event of an emergency. Suitable for a range of door types, panic bars are designed to ensure an easy escape from a building should a quick exit be necessary and can be combined with an outside access device to restrict entry from outside.
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.