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Ingersoll Rand’s new Briton makes a stylish exit

The Briton 376 range of Panic and Emergency Exit Hardware from hardware specialist Ingersoll Rand has been restyled with sleeker lines and a softer form.

Ingersoll Rand's new Briton makes a stylish exit

The 376 range has been rigorously tested in the most demanding of environments, including testing to 200,000 performance cycles as well as specific tests to prevent trapped fingers, corrosion and the abuse of crossbars and bolts.

The Briton 376 range comprises variations of vertical panic bolts, reversible rim panic latches, mortice panic nightlatches, push pad vertical bolts, push pad mortice nightlatches, reversible push pad and rim panic latches. All are available in a wide range of powder coated, dual colour and metallic plated finishes.

The CE marked range is fully compliant with the mandatory requirements of EN 1125:2008 and EN179:2008. EN 1125 covers panic applications, such as shops, schools, hospitals and theatres, where effective escape is required using an operating device the width of the door with minimum effort and without prior knowledge of operation.

EN179 covers emergency applications, such as offices, apartments and storerooms, using a single pushpad or lever. Revisions to these standards mean that testing has become more onerous to reflect ‘real life’ scenarios whereby the exit devices must function effectively under abnormal situations, such as simulated loading and pushing as might be expected in a panic situation.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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