An Emergency Exit is an exit used for safe and rapid evacuation during an emergency or panic situation.
This type of exit generally leads straight to the outside of the building.
This is also an access point from the outside which contributes to a building's security environment.
Emergency exits are above all required in compliance with safety rules set by current regulations under Public Buildings Regulations (ERP in France).
As assessment of the risks associated with evacuation is based on the following criteria:
These criteria allow you to define the measures to be implemented during emergencies and to assess the risk of panic or emergency situations.
In any public building, the people present (whether familiar with the building or not) must be able to evacuate the building efficiently and rapidly in case of fire or an emergency.
Also, emergency exits, whose number and width of opening depend on the building's visitor capacity, must be free of obstacles and never blocked with merchandise or other objects.
Whether set up as standalone or centralized units, emergency exits must be connected by law to the building's Fire Detection or Fire Safety System (DI/SSI/SDI).In case of a fire emergency, the unlocking of all emergency exits is ordered via an evacuation message.
If an emergency exit is a standalone unit, it is locked by a permanent Active Security Device. This device is opened by a manual trigger device colored green in case of necessity.
Where the number of emergency exits is large, these can be managed by a Centralized Emergency Exit Control Unit (UGCIS). All access points within the dedicated alarm zone are then monitored and may be unlocked remotely.
In this scenario, the evacuation order is made via an Exit Open Request Device (DDO). Connected to the Control Unit, the security PC can then authorize the immediate or timed unlocking of the Active Security Device.
Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use on escape routes Our approved products: SPEAD LINE.
Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes. Our approved products: 20602, AFORA, SPEAD Line with horizontal push bar.
French standard authorizing the locking of emergency exit doors in public buildings. The locking system must comply with the standard in order to be installed.
Our approved products : SPEAD LINE – LSS - Micrel V2IP – 27600 –VAP – VAP3 – SLB4 – Optima 169.
To ensure the effectiveness of products installed on emergency exits, they are tested by official independent safety testing organizations (CNPP in France) which produce a compliance certificate.