Who we are

Together, we design for good. We work with Clinicians at NHS Trusts and Private Healthcare Organisations, Architects and Education Estate Managers to find solutions for at-risk people.

We work hard to contribute to safer environments that aid comfort and recovery whilst providing long-term financial benefits for our customers.


Our Mental Health Products

Our award-winning range of anti-barricade doorset solutions and a wide range of anti-ligature products were designed by an in-house team of engineers specialising in designing for challenging Mental Health environments.

Anti-Barricade & Anti-Ligature Safety Door Sets and Components


Working with NHS Trusts, primarily in Mental Health facilities, we provide doorsets that balance safety needs with aesthetics and function that supports patient recovery.
Product highlights:
Swiftstop Anti-Barricade Door


of suicides within inpatient mental health environments occur using the door or door hardware.

Doors and components greatly impact patients' lived environment, comfort, sleep and recovery speed.

Full-Door Ligature Alarm


We have created the world’s first and only full-door ligature alarm system for mental health environments which detects ligature attempts across the entire door.

49% of inpatient suicides within mental health facilities occur using the door or door hardware.

Our anti-barricade door sets include a wireless full-door alarm. We’ve turned the entire door into a weighing scale which detects vertical loads over 5kg.

Read our Skelbrooke PICU Ward, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Case Study


Mental Health Door Alarm

Window Handles and Restrictors for Mental Health Facilities


Working within mental health environments to reduce ligature risk, we replace outdated uPVC window handles and provide new robust and durable window solutions.

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Replacing existing window handles is more cost-effective, making this a suitable option for NHS Trusts - our window solutions provide patients' freedom and empower clinicians and nurses.

Read our Inspired CAMHS, Humber Teaching NHS Trust Case Study



Working with NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers Nationwide.
Mental health doors fitted with no reported suicides.

Load-Release Fittings for Mental Health Bedrooms and Bathrooms


Working with staff within mental health facilities, patients need safe, familiar fixtures and fittings that are anti-ligature, therefore minimising the risk of suicide.

Our load-release fittings look like those you would find in your bathroom at home. This restores dignity and creates a familiar and comfortable environment to aid recovery.

Product Highlights:

Read our Newbridge House Case Study


Load-Release Fittings



Our Finger Guard Products

Finger guards for doors in schools, designed for high-traffic areas, also work great in leisure centres, soft play centres, commercial spaces (restaurants/cinemas), and hospitals – anywhere where children's fingers are at risk of being trapped or injured.



Finger Guards For Schools

Finger Guards


Working with public and private schools and other environments where children’s little fingers are at risk of being trapped in a door; our aluminium finger guards guarantee that children’s fingers are safe from harm.

A finger protector is essential for school staff and parents alike. Our finger guards provide long-term financial benefits versus plastic finger guards - which continuously crack, split and need to be replaced.


Read our Finger Guard Case Studies



We work with over 80% of Local Education Authorities who need door finger guards. 

We are the market leader for durable door frame covers.

Free Resources

Anti-Ligature Training Vehicle - Doora

Meet Doora, our new product training vehicle

If you’d like to see our life-saving products for mental health services in person - you can book a visit to our mobile showroom and product training base to your facility. Learn about the life-saving details of our doors and how they balance physical & psychological safety to support mental health patients through vulnerable times.



Mental Health Doorsets

Try our Door Designer Tool

We have a wide range of doors with different technical and aesthetic options for customers to select, discovering the perfect door for their project and scenario. Review our wide selection of doors and find the best option using a new Safehinge Primera door set configurator interactive tool.



Mental Health Doorsets

Try our Door Care Package Cost-Saving Calculator

Our unique Door Care Package with a 5-year robustness guarantee is the only one on the market to cover service-user damage. In addition, in the unlikely event that the door breaks beyond repair, we guarantee to replace the door and make the room operational within seven days.



Meet the Founders


Together, we design for good - hear our story from our Co-Founders, CEO Philip and CPO Martin
Safehinge Primera Founders

What our customers say


Richard Nenneau, VP of Behavioral Health, Penn Highlands Healthcare

"A reliable, ligature-resistant solution was the key for us. The overall design of the bathroom door is impressive, from colour choices to build. The research behind the solution and the fact that it has been well thought through, rigorously tested, and proven to work on other sites made it stand out to us."

Dr Barbara Vann, Chair, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

"The feeling you have in this building is that this is somewhere that is safe, comfortable, and pays attention to my well-being and mental health."

Bob Anderson, Senior Architect, Dundee City Council

“We wanted a durable finger guard that also looked good and could be integrated into the building design. The impact from wheelchairs and trolleys can cause damage to building fabric. We found retrofit plastic and fabric finger guards unattractive, bulky and shorter life - information provided suggests a lifespan as low as 6 – 12 months. We were keen to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs”.

Rodney Van Nest, Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Behavioral Health

"Patients love the privacy the en-suite doors provide versus the shower curtain they had before, and the staff really love them."

Organisations we work with


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Awards & Accolades

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    Design in Mental Health - Product Concept Innovation Award for Older People Door with Full-Door Ligature Alarm

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    Nightingale Awards (Healthcare Design Expo & Conference) - GOLD Award the for Anti-Barricade Doorset

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    CHAS Accreditation

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    European Healthcare Design - Design innovation for quality improvement Award for Full-Door Ligature Alarm with Online Status Monitoring

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    Design in Mental Health - Product Innovation of the Year

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    Design In Mental Health - Product Innovation Award for Full-Door Ligature Alarm

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    Design in Mental Health - Product Innovation Award for Anti-Ligature En-suite Door

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    Design in Mental Health - Product Innovation Award for Swiftstop Anti-Barricade Doorset

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    Glasgow Business Awards - Innovation in Business

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    British Council for School Environments - Fittings and Furniture Supplier of the Year

Case Studies

Learn about some of our most successful design projects in mental health, education and commercial environments. From NHS trusts, private healthcare facilities, education facilities like schools and nurseries, elderly care homes and even cinemas - hear about the projects we’ve successfully delivered across the globe.


Sowenna CAMHS Case Study

Sowenna CAMHS,
Cornwall NHS

Sowenna - the first of it's kind for Cornwall Partnership NHS FT - is a purpose-built child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) unit, providing inpatient treatment for young people aged between 13 and 18 years. We worked with Ryder Architecture and the Trust to select the right doors to select the right doors to balance patient and clinical needs and reduce risk.

Invergarven Case Study

Invergarven ASN

South Ayrshire Council invested £4m to build a new Invergarven Additional Support Needs (ASN) school on the grounds of the existing Girvan Academy.  It's thoughtfully designed to facilitate the learning and development of pupils and includes our integral finger guards throughout.

Foss Park Hospital Case Study

Foss Park Hospital,
Tees Esk & Wear NHS

Foss Park is a new build hospital that gives support for critical mental ill-health. A key focus for Tees Esk & Wear Valleys was to provide a path to recovery for patients while giving staff reliable access when it matters most. We provided 350 of our 5-Way SOS mechanical locksets throughout both wards.

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