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Panic Bars, Latches & Push Pads

Need help? Need help? Which emergency exit device does your fire door need? Top Quality Panic Bars, Latches & Push Pads - UK's Best

Ensuring safety during emergencies is often difficult, particularly when planning ahead without a clear idea of potential future threats. Complicating the situation further is the fact that safety plans that are specific to a single type of disaster may not be feasible due to the sheer number of possible risks, leading many to adopt more general safety principles to keep their business and employees secure.

Safety tools designed to work even in the midst of chaos are often the turning point in an emergency situation. Smart, simple solutions such as panic bars are some of the most effective, offering ease of use that requires little conscious thought.

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The Importance of Using Panic Bars

The potential for unexpected events that significantly disrupt normal daily routines is not a new concern in the UK. According to the National Risk Register, there is a variety of potential disasters to keep in mind when developing emergency preparedness in the workplace. The most notable of these risks are those that are as mundane as they are deadly. Fire, floods and infection, for example, could easily prove fatal, and there is little that can be done to avoid them.

However, detailed risk assessment, rigorous emergency planning, and investment in panic equipment that offers easy movement during an emergency are essential processes to help mitigate losses to personal property, and ensure the safety of employees.

  • A fire door push bar or panic bar helps even those who are unfamiliar with a building to find an easy way to open exits and safely evacuate.

  • Secure fire doors with a fire exit push bar are designed to minimise the spread of smoke or fire, giving employees enough time to move to safety.

  • More general panic and emergency exit devices pair well with a response strategy that emphasises simple, direct actions such as finding marked exits and leaving the building safely.

Our experts in workplace safety work hard to ensure that we offer the very best panic latches, bars and push pads available to help keep employees and employers alike safe from emergencies and their ramifications.

Planning for panic

Just as it is impossible to have emergency plans specific to every kind of possible disaster, attempting to avoid panic entirely during chaos is something that is far easier said than done. There is almost always at least a handful of employees who panic because that is the natural response to fear and uncertainty. This doesn’t have to derail a potential disaster response plan, but rather is an overlooked factor to account for.

Planning for panic requires careful attention to detail. It will likely be impossible for everyone to think clearly even with the best response strategy, but employers can look ahead to identify potential problem areas and make smart equipment choices such as fire door holders to encourage the required response. Panic bars and panic push pads, for example, are designed to require little to no forethought to operate – someone moving on instinct alone should be able to hit it and safely exit the building.

Help with selecting the right emergency equipment

Not every emergency equipment choice will be the right solution for your business. Find our brief summary of our emergency exit accessories below:

  • Panic bars for fire doors and panic pads allow easy exit even from those in the throes of panic and urgency.

  • A fire exit door with panic bar is built specifically to withstand the heat and smoke that a hearty blaze can generate.

  • Fire door handle cover kits are a secure way of preventing accidental use of a fire door. The clear plastic panel fitted over the door handle can be easily removed in the event of an emergency.

For more information about fire safety in the workplace, visit our fire safety solutions page or take a look at our 29 minute guide to fire risk assessment.