BS EN 1125

Building hardware - panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar

UNION products applicable: UNION exit hardware 880 Series; 800 Series (801,802,803)


BS EN 1125 classifies panic exit devices using a 9 digit coding system.

Each digit refers to a particular feature of the product measured against the standard's performance requirements.

Digit 1 - Category of use
- grade 3: High frequency use by public and others with little incentive to exercise care.

Digit 2 - Durability
- grade 6: 100 000 cycles.
- grade 7: 200 000 cycles.

Digit 3 - Door mass
- grade 5: Up to 100kg.
- grade 6: Up to 200kg.
- grade 7: Over 200kg

Digit 4 - Fire resistance
- grade 0: Not approved for use on fire/smoke door assemblies.
- grade A: Suitable for use on smoke door assemblies, based on requirements B1, Annex B)
- grade B: suitable for use on fire and smoke door assemblies based on a test in accordance with EN 1634-1. Annex B contains additional requirements for panic exit devices to this grade.

Digit 5 - Safety
- grade 1: All exit devices are required to satisfy the essential requirement of safety in use.

Digit 6 - Corrosion resistance
- grade 3: High resistance.
- grade 4: Very high resistance.

Digit 7 - Security
- grade 2: Panic devices are primarily for the operation of a door from the inside. Safety considerations will always be given priority over security - grade 2:100N (minimum specification)

Digit 8 - Projection of device
- grade 1: Projection up to 150mm (large projection).
- grade 2: Projection up to 100mm (standard projection).

Digit 9 - Type of device
- Type A: Panic device with push bar operation.
- Type B: Panic device with touch bar operation.

Digit 10 - Field of door application
- cat A - single door, double door: active or inactive


The following classification denotes an emgetncy exit device tested to 200.000 operations for a door mass up to 100kg. Suitable for use on fire/amoke resisting door assemblies according to product information, with high corrosion resistance, grade 3 security level 2000N, large push bar projection. Type A suitable for use on a single door only.