Testing of panic and emergency exit devices
acc. to EN 179 • EN 1125
The primary purpose of the requirements for usability that are set out in standards EN 179 and EN 1125 is to enable a safe, effective escape through a door either by using a single hand operation and/or by means of body pressure, thus opening a panic or emergency exit device with minimum exertion. EN 179 governs emergency exit devices with a door handle or impact plate; EN 1125 applies to panic exit devices with a horizontal control rod.
PIV has the requisite equipment to perform these tests and the notification for issuing a certificate of constancy of performance (CE mark). In addition to the mandatory durability test, tests for misuse, determination of release forces to activate the latch, a corrosion and temperature test are included as well.