Flatirons Locksmiths: Protect Your Business, Employees & Customers with a Properly Installed Panic Bar
If you run a business, in Boulder County, Colorado, the fire department requires your building to have a panic bar on at least one of your structure’s exits. The importance of a working panic bar, also referred to as a push bar, should not be overlooked. This simple, but crucial mechanism allows customers and employees to easily exit the store in case of an emergency. If you do not have a panic bar installed on your emergency door, people trying to leave in a panic may become trapped.
Whether a fire or another hazard is the cause, the ability to exit a building quickly could be the difference between injured and non injured patrons and staff. A panic bar is a spring-loaded locking device that opens outwards when the bar is pushed down. The latch on the door should open without hesitation. If the panic bar requires a hard shove to become unlatched or the latch sticks, the mechanism is not working correctly and needs repair. Ensuring the apparatus is properly functioning is a vital step to safeguarding your business.
The push bar can be installed on a variety of doors, such as steel, aluminum, wood, or glass. Correct installation of a panic bar is critical, not only for emergencies, but also to pass a fire safety inspection. When a representative of the fire department comes to examine your building they will test your panic bars and tell you if they are in working order, or if you have other doors that are in need of the device.
If your business resides in the Boulder County area and is in need of a panic bar, please contact us. Our locksmiths have the knowledge and tools to properly install or repair your panic bar today.
Flatirons Locksmiths is a mobile locksmith company based in Boulder County, serving Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Erie, Niwot, & Longmont in Colorado. We offer both emergency & scheduled services, feel free to browse our website to view our complete list of services, or contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith needs. We would love to hear from you!