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How Tall is a Push Bar on a Door?


How Tall is a Push Bar on a Door?

Push bars, also known as panic bars, are an essential safety feature on many commercial doors. They allow occupants to quickly and easily exit a building in case of an emergency. One important aspect of push bars is their height, which is regulated by industry standards to ensure their effectiveness and ease of use. In this article, we will explore the height requirements for push bars on commercial doors.

Industry Standards for Push Bar Height

The height of a push bar on a commercial door is regulated by industry standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA). According to these standards, the push bar must be installed at a height that is between 30 and 44 inches above the finished floor.

This range takes into account the needs of various users, including those who are shorter or taller than average. The lower end of the range allows for easy access for wheelchair users, while the upper end of the range accommodates taller individuals.

Benefits of Proper Push Bar Height

Proper installation of push bars at the correct height is essential for ensuring that they are effective in case of an emergency. If the push bar is installed too high or too low, it may not be easily accessible to all users, which could result in slower evacuation times or even injury.

By adhering to industry standards for push bar height, building owners can help ensure the safety of their occupants and minimize the risk of injury or property damage in case of an emergency.

Choosing the Right Push Bar for Your Needs

When selecting push bars for commercial doors, it is important to consider the needs of your business and the types of users who will be accessing the building. Automatic Door and Hardware offers a wide selection of push bars that meet industry standards for height and performance. Our experienced team of professionals can help you choose the right push bars for your needs and ensure that they are installed properly and maintained in accordance with industry standards.

Conclusion

The height of a push bar on a commercial door is an important factor in ensuring the safety of building occupants in case of an emergency. By adhering to industry standards for push bar height, building owners can help ensure that their occupants can easily and quickly evacuate the building in case of an emergency. Automatic Door and Hardware is committed to providing high-quality commercial doors and door hardware that meet industry standards for safety and performance. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of push bars and how we can help you meet your building's safety requirements.


Commercial door panic bars and exit device hardware are available at www.autodoorandhardware.com.

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