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Panic Bars For Exit Doors

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How does a panic bar on a door work?

A panic bar on a door works by pushing on the device, that causes a latch mechanism to retract. A panic bar, which is also referred to as a crash bar, is a device found on the inside of a door in buildings, such as school, hospitals and hotels. Adding a panic bar to your door is a great safety feature because it bypasses locks, giving you an immediate exit in an emergency.

What is the panic bar installation height?

Door Hardware Mounting Heights – 2010 ADA Changes. IBC 2009: 1008.1.9.2 Hardware height. Door handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices shall be installed 34 inches (864 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum above the finished floor.

How to lock a push bar door from the inside?

To unlock any of the exterior doors, first press and hold the push bar in. Next, insert the hex key into the small hole to the left of the bar, and twist it so that you hear a click. When you release the bar it should remain pushed in. To lock the doors, simply put the hex key in the hole and twist the other direction.

Meeting OSHA Requirements

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Inspecting the door

Inspecting Door and Door Frame – Verify that door and door frame are in good condition and meet all building, fire, and security code requirements. Door must close completely within frame, and have door closer operating properly.