12-3-4.5 Manual Actuators
Security bar releasing assembly mechanisms shall include a manual actuation mechanism that is capable of unlatching the security bars so that they can be opened by the occupants. The actuating force shall be applied in one of the following manners:
Finger actuated: Pushing with the index finger or pulling a loop with the index finger in a curled position.
Hand actuated: Pulling, pushing, twisting, rotating or turning a lever, knob, handle, rod or similar actuator with the hand or multiple fingers.
Foot actuated: Kicking, depressing or stepping on an actuating pedal, lever, stirrup or similar actuator.