Emergency exit doors

ÖNORM EN 179 and ÖNORM EN 1125: For emergency escape and panic bolt

Both standards are in effect for bolting systems in emergency escape and emergency services routes since April 1st, 2003. Where emergency escape bolts were used primarily in earlier times these were falsely termed panic bolts, the two new standards both differentiate between emergency escape and panic bolts. There are:
→ Emergency escape bolts, which are regulated in accordance with ÖNORM EN 179 and 
→ Panic bolts, which are regulated in ÖNORM EN 1125.
Both standards only, however, regulate the regulations and tests of the corresponding bolt systems as well as their CE markings and do not provide any information on the condition of the emergency escape route and the corresponding doors. These requirements are each prescribed by the authorities, who must also determine which of the two systems should be used. When in doubt we always specify fittings in accordance with DN 1125.
A mutual inspection and certification of the lock and the fitting is necessary in order to ensure that the operating forces are achieved. The unity of the parts must be clearly recognizable in the manufacturer’s documents, e.g. with number code or similar.
In principle we can state: panic bolts can be used as emergency escape bolts but emergency escape bolts are not suitable for use as panic bolts!
The screws on the fitting elements are to be executed throughout.
The assembly accessories such as fixing screws and door handle pins are part of the bolt unit and thus also part of the inspection.


ÖNORM EN 179: Area of use «emergency escape»

Emergency escape bolts in accordance with EN 179 are for use in emergency escape doors in buildings that do not have public traffic as a rule and the visitors of which know the function of the emergency escape doors. 
→ Operating elements – handles or push plates. The free end of the door handle must face the surface of the door leaf in order to prevent injury. 
→ Door handle or combination sets

ÖNORM EN 1125: Area of use «panic bolt»

Panic bolts in accordance with EN 1125 are, on the other hand, used on emergency escape doors in public buildings where the visitors do not know the function of the emergency escape doors and must be able to use them in an emergency without instruction when necessary, e.g. in hospitals, schools or shopping centres.
This is not valid for doors on apartments and doors on single and two-family homes and terrace houses.
→  Escape side: rod handles or push rod across the entire width of the door.
→ Outside: door handle, knob or blind plates, tested in accordance with DIN 18273FS. It is not required that the free door handle end must face the door leaf!
→ Double leaf doors (driving bar lock): rod handle 




DO numbers for GEOS fittings
→ DO 20.26.01 for leaf doors (= wooden doors)
    Suitable for round rosettes and plate fittings
→ DO 20.26.02 for metal frame doors
    Suitable for oval rosette fittings

DO numbers for locks
→    BKS
    EU Conformity certificate no.0432-BPR-0003
    Inspection ID DO 5.0/ DO 5.1/ DO 9.1/ DO 9.2/ DO 9.6
→    BMH
    EU Conformity certificate no.0432-BPR-000041
    Inspection ID DO 5.3/ DO 6.16/ DO 6.8/ DO 9.2
→    KABA
    Kabamatic lock Series 128 and Kabamatic elolegic lock Series 128, -in accordance with inspection certificate no. 120001138.85 and no. 120001138.95, Inspection ID DO no. 6.17
→    DORMA
    EU Conformity certificate no.0432-BPR-0005
    Inspection ID DO no. 20.4.01/DO 20.4.02

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