Panic Door Locks According to EN 1125
4.1 Requirements and recommendations
PE = Panic Exit
EP = Emergency and Panic Exit
EN 1125 – Panic door locks PE
KFV product label = PE or EP
A panic situation exists when a large group of people is in danger and/or is very likely to panic due
to the situation within the room or building (e.g. darkness or heavy smoke). This applies in theatres or
cinemas, for example.
An panic door locking part in accordance with EN 1125 allows for safe and efficient escape through a
door with only one push required to release the locking part.
Locks or multi-point locks, furniture and strikers that can be used in accordance with EN 1125 can be
obtained from a builders’ hardware dealer.
Only specially trained and qualified personnel may design combinations of suitable products, e.g. equipping
the escape door lock with the corresponding certified push/pull handle (push bar/touch bar). KFV
offers the required training sessions.
The manufacturer of the furniture is obliged to inform its customers of the suitable combinations.
Fig.: Push bar type A Fig.: Touch bar type B
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