An Emergency Release functions as the door stop in normal day-to-day use but can be either depressed or removed in the event of an emergency and therefore allow the door to be swung outwards to gain access. Typical installations are in healthcare whereby the stop can be removed to gain emergency access if, for example, a patient has collapsed against the back of the door. All emergency releases require the door to be operable in both directions, therefore the door must be hung on a pivot or floor spring.
Royde & Tucker manufacture two designs as standard, the H131-105 wedge shape and the H131-106 plunger. All are suitable for use on FD30 and FD60 fire doors
The H131-105 design includes a key operated ‘lock out’ version – the H131-108 (R/H) and H131-109 (L/H) to assist with preventing misuse or tampering.
The H131-106 includes the H131-107 variation incorporating lock in/out and the H131-300 anti-ligature version which is approved to TS001 Grade 4 (0.5mm) .