Panic Bars are usually fitted across the width of the door leaf ensuring that when pressure is applied anywhere along the width of the bar the door will open.
In an emergency people will generally be in a heightened state of alert/ panic and further disorientated by smoke or darkness. The panic bar is designed to ensure that when a person arrives at the exit any contact with the mechanism will release the door. Negating the need for them to be familiar with the door or the position of the ironmongery.
Panic Bars can be fitted to single leaf, double leaf, rebated and non-rebated doors. They can also be used with access control systems if the right products are specified.
Panic Bars should always be accompanied by the correct signage for their use.