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bs en 12320 – padlock standards

BS EN 12320:2001 Building Hardware
Padlocks & padlock fittings
This standard details performance requirements and test methods in relation to corrosion resistance , and security, with information on classification and marking.

Extracts reproduced with the permission of the DHF – Door and Hardware Federation, the British Standards Institution publications can be obtained from BSI Customer Services, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL Tel +44 (0)20 8996 9001 Email: cservices@bsi-global.com.

a) This European standard specifies
performance requirements and describes test methods for strength, security, functions and corrosion of padlocks and padlock fittings used in building applications, but excluding cables and chains.
b) Requirements which relate to security are classified in six grades , based on performance tests that simulate attack.
c) Human intervention , durability, manipulation and picking tests are not included in this standard.

BS EN 12320 classifies padlocks and padlock fittings by using a 7 digit coding system. A similar classification applies to all building hardware product standards so that complementary items of hardware can be specified to, for instance, a common level of corrosion resistance , category of use, etc. Each digit refers to a particular feature of the product measured against the standard ‘s performance requirements.

Digit 1 – Category of use
No requirement

Digit 2 – Durability (no. of test cycles)
No requirement

Digit 3 – Door mass
No requirement

Digit 4 – Fire resistance
No requirement

BS EN 12320 has not been designated as a harmonised product standard under the Construction Products Directive and therefore CE marking of such padlocks and padlock fittings is NOT permitted.