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Don’t panic
5th September 2017

Hardware supplier CARL F GROUPCO is promoting its range of panic and emergency exit gearing with a marketing campaign that currently includes dedicated leaflets, PR and advertising. This will be supported by social media postings later in the month. The company is also offering a technical advisory service, including guidance on standards.

Technical manager John Mitchell explained: “It can be time consuming 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.”


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