The double front handle and lock mechanism is extensively used on fire truck drawers (straight slide out and slide and tilt). The double handle and push button locking mechanism is located at the centre of the drawer front in order to ensure the operator's gloved hands are kept well away from pinch risks.
The strong aluminium handle enables the operator to exert full control over the movement of what is likely to be a heavy drawer, both when opening and closing, and the locking mechanism can be installed so as to provide a slam-shut lock-in functionality for slide and tilt drawers, as well as a lock-in and lock-out function for conventional straight slide-out drawers when mounted under the drawer pan. The locking mechanism retracts the spring loaded locking bolts, which slot into the slam-shut lock blocks mounted to the body or to the slide and tilt front bracket.
The unit is generally supplied without an aluminium drawer front, and at a standard width of 1,500mm. The user would then cut the locking bolts to their own desired width, although the system can be supplied with the locking bolts pre-cut to the user's specified length.