October 17, 2013 by Editor · Comments Off
All mandatory signs for fire check doors needs to be white writing on a circular blue background to be in accordance with BS5499-1:2002. (This is not to be confused with fire escape doors and the associated green man running signs.) Approved wording is “Fire Door Keep Shut”, “Fire Door Keep Locked” and “Automatic Fire Door Keep Clear”. Male, female, unisex & disabled toilet signs, as well as shower room and baby-change room signage are not governed by British Standards, but can still be found here.
February 20, 2013 by Editor · Comments Off
Briton have a comprehensive and versatile range of exit hardware that combines the functional needs of safety and security with aesthetic lines. Briton exit hardware is the ideal choice for all panic and emergency applications including hospitals, schools, hotels, transport hubs, retail and commercial offices. The Briton 1438 (pictured) is a surface mounted rim latch for single and double door fire exit applications. Simply depressing the pad provides safe and speedy exit in the event of an emergency, whilst maintaining security against intrusion. An adaptor for using a rim cylinder for outside access is supplied as standard. We hold good stock levels of Briton Exit Hardware available for immediate dispatch.
November 26, 2010 by Editor · Comments Off
Q: (from John) We have a fire exit door that opens inward and we require to fit a lock that can only work from inside the building, do they make such a thing?
A: The Exidor 500 series works on pull-to-open fire escape doors (as well as the more usual push-to-open). This is because the handle opens the lock when you pull it upwards as well as when you push it down. 501-B or 502A-B for public access areas, 501-P or 502A-P for workplace areas.
July 14, 2010 by helen · Comments Off
Q: (from Simon) I am the caretaker of a school. There is a door which must be a fire escape door in a wing of the school which is seldom used. If it is opened in any non-fire related event, then staff in the reception office need to be alerted by alarm so it can be checked and relocked as soon as possible. Sometimes members of the Art Department staff need to enter through this door too. Can it be done?
A: (from Doorstuff) Yes, using a Exidor 296 push bar with Micro switch to link into an Access Control System or Remote Monitoring System for the PUSH side of the door, and an Exidor 322 EC outside access device with keys and a euro cylinder for the other side.