Supporting safety standards

Carl F Groupco is promoting its range of panic and emergency exit gearing, which meets stringent safety standards for public and commercial installations.
A comprehensive technical advisory service, including guidance on standards, is also offered by the company.
Commenting on the importance of offering support to the hardware sector, John Mitchell, Carl F Groupco’s technical manager, said: “It can be timeconsuming for fabricators to translate standards into hardware selection – recognising this, we ensure that we are well versed in the regulations that impact this process and ensure we are fully equipped to advise customers on the best route to achieve panic or emergency exit doors.
“First, it is important to establish exactly where the door set will be fitted and who will be using it. This will determine what hardware is required to meet regulations. Non-public buildings, for example, where potential users have received full door operation training, require hardware to meet the EN 179 standard for emergency exits.
“However, if the door is to be fitted to public buildings or other premises where occupants may not be familiar with exit routes and hardware devices, the door will need to meet EN 1125 for panic exit. Carl F Groupco offers hardware solutions to meet the requirements of both of these standards.”
Products offered by Carl F Groupco include the Fuhr 870 and 871 Type 8 emergency exit locks for aluminium, PVCU or timber doors. Proven over 18 years of service, the multipoint locks are capable of achieving EN 1125 panic exit and EN 179 emergency exit requirements; in order to comply, the lock must be used with a tested hardware set, such as the CES free movement cylinder and Fuhr panic bar.