BS Fire Escape amendment

Abloy UK recommends familiarisation with the amendment by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to Part 4 of BS 7273: Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures – Actuation of release mechanisms for doors, to enhance security and provide safer means of controlling the unauthorised use of escape doors. It covers the operation and release of electronically controlled escape doors, setting out recommendations for the specification, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the electrical control arrangements to actuate mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of a fire.

The amendment features an expert commentary that will accompany the standard so that it will now directly refer to BS EN 13637 Building hardware – Electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes in respect of any electrically locked door on an escape route.

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