Anti-panic Anti-panic EN 179 & EN 1125 (emergency and panic exit devices)

The anti-panic performance feature must ensure that the occupants of a building can always open the door in emergency situations. This functionality is taken into account in particular in the regulations relating to the risks of fire (fire-resistance performance feature) and panic. In fact, emergency exits are usually located along evacuation routes and it must be possible to open them quickly and easily in the direction of the evacuation.

These ’emergency exit’ doors are usually used in buildings open to the public (ERP) or public places, but also in workplaces. Our main customers for these doors include the retail sector, theatres, concert halls and cinemas, hospitals, industry, offices, etc.
Depending on the place where they are installed, emergency exits will also include other performance features: fire resistance, burglary resistance, bullet-proof, soundproof insulation, etc.

Heinen has a great deal of experience in the field of anti-panic devices, in particular thanks to the many tested and validated gripping devices we offer, as well as the possibility of combining performance features on our doors.

European standards for emergency exits EN 179 & EN 1125

Several different techniques and accessories are possible to convert a conventional door into an emergency exit door:

  • an anti-panic lock with any type of gripping device (bar, ball caster, handle, etc.). In this case, the anti-panic functionality will be guaranteed by the manufacturer of the lock, but the unit as a whole will not be certified according to standards EN 179 and EN 1125.
  • EN 179 certification: an anti-panic mechanism with a handle (the handle and the lock always have to be tested together)
  • EN 1125 certification: an anti-panic mechanism with an anti-panic bar (the anti-panic bar and the lock always have to be tested together)

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