Time Out/Seclusion Room Solutions
Time Out Rooms, also known as Seclusion Rooms, were approved for use for temporary restraint, short periods of detention. The student/patient is to be observed at all times. In order to ensure compliance with life-safety codes and prevent locking a student in the room, “Positive Pressure” locking was developed to require the constant presence of an authorized person. Removing pressure from the paddle or lever will unlock the door. Unsupervised seclusion rooms, UML or USL, are also available.
Multi-point locking protects against “break-outs” and damage to the door and frame.
MULTI-POINT LOCKING FOR TEMPORARY PATIENT CONTAINMENT
Temporary restraint multi-point locking spreads the force across the door and frame at top, center and bottom of the door, and is best suited for environments with adults and large children. Single-point deadbolt locking for time out/seclusion rooms would be acceptable with smaller or less potentially violent patients.
Local code requirements should be consulted prior to the installation of any time out/seclusion room lockset. Latches are not recommended on these doors in order to prevent accidental locking in a room.
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