When planning the construction or anti ligature refurbishment of a bedroom or bathroom for patients it is essential in the design process to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture in order to create a point of ligature.
Here at Anti Ligature Shop we can arrange the design, supply and installation of these specialist products through our sister company Maintenance Solutions (GB) limited.
Anti-ligature hardware has become a term that covers a multitude of products, many of which go beyond the strict definition of anti-ligature. The applications involved, and general product features required need to be considered and, additionally, some of the product features need to be examined in detail and how they relate to those applications.
Most reputable suppliers spend a lot of time and effort exhorting specifiers about the need to consider complete doors sets, compatible hardware and whole life costs. This is particularly true in safe and secure installations where a simple generalisation of ‘anti-ligature hardware’ does us all a disservice and does not embrace all the hardware necessary including handles, hinges, door pulls, locks, latches, escutcheons and striking plates. Specifically this means products suitable for use in situations where a combination of life safety and security is required but coupled with due regard to the rights for privacy and dignity. Such places include: prisons, detention centres, young offender’s institutions, psychiatric hospitals and care homes.
Maintenance Solutions have manufacture trained technicians to install these products to ensure they are fitted and work correctly, also we do not stop there, we also train staff on site in their operation before we leave.