Escape routes

With a few exceptions, the following applies to escape and rescue routes: a maximum of 35 m in length and a minimum of 120 cm in width. Emergency exits must be at least 90 cm wide. Stricter requirements apply to an occupancy of more than 200 people.

The following applies to access controls:

The clear passage width of doors must be at least 90 cm. Doors to subordinate rooms, e.g. B. cleaning rooms or sanitary rooms may be narrower.

Doors must open in the direction of escape. Doors to rooms that can be occupied by less than 20 people are excluded.

Doors in escape routes must be able to be opened by the emergency services from the outside.

Tilting, lifting, rolling, High-speed and sliding gates as well as revolving doors are only permitted if they contain doors that can be opened in the direction of escape or if additional such doors are available.

Automatic sliding and revolving doors are permitted in escape routes if they are the escape guarantee at all times and are suitable for use in escape routes.

Locking systems in accordance with the Swiss standard EN 179 or Swiss standard EN 1125 must be used for doors in escape routes that are locked.
Burglary protection and escape routes
In the case of burglar-resistant doors with escape route and panic functions, even a locked door does not help, as the door handle always has to open the locked door lock. In the case of doors with a panic function, normal glazing is therefore not sufficient in accordance with the required test class, as the door handle can be easily operated through a hole in the glazing. The door opens, the resistance class is not achieved. The solution is our Sicurtec glass.

SN EN 1125 SN EN 179

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