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We've worked with design experts and clinicians across North America to develop a safe ligature-resistant door. It's a patient bathroom door solution that can help make mental health hospital rooms safe while preserving the privacy and dignity of patients facing the journey toward recovery.
Using load release technology, our ligature-resistant breakaway door releases under a maximum weight of 11lbs (the Office of Mental Health New York (OMH-NY) safe limit).
It's the only bathroom door to be approved and classed as a safe door featured in all three major US design guides for behavioral health:
Office of Mental Health New York (OMH-NY): Patient Safety Standards, Materials, and Systems Guidelines
Behavioral Health Facility Consulting: Behavioral Health Design Guide
Our ligature-resistant door for bathrooms and showers has no known ligature points preventing suicide attempts. It's a fully removable door, meaning there can be no door barricades. With over 4,000 doors now supplied without incident, our restroom doors are the safest option for any behavioral health unit.
The load release means that each door leaf simply detaches from the pivots if a weight of under 11lbs is applied in any direction - making it the only door to meet the OMH-NY safe limit.
The leaves of our swing door provide a partial visual screen, enabling clinical staff to perform a quick head and feet check without infringing on patients' privacy or dignity.
The soft foam leaves and ultra-lightweight nibs of our ensuite doors significantly minimize the risk of weaponization. At the same time, the magnets are secured inside frame-mounted pivots and inaccessible for tampering or ingestion.
For patient groups where a higher maximum release weight would be more suitable, a 20lbs option is also available.
This design uses larger swing door hinges with stronger magnets.
Magnets are secured away inside frame-mounted pivots and are therefore inaccessible for tampering or ingestion.
Contact us at (347) 378 0174 to discuss this option with one of our Lead Safety Consultants.
We're all greatly affected by our surroundings. They can profoundly impact our moods, thoughts, and feelings.
This is heightened in a behavioral health inpatient setting because people are going through a vulnerable time, and every detail of the built environment can have an impact.
That's why our bathroom door leaves are designed in various colors and prints - so that the right design can be chosen to complement the environment aiding patient recovery.
Is it fire-tested? Yes. It's achieved a Class A rating to ASTM E84 for flame spread and smoke (NFPA101).
Is it water resistant? Yes. The outer PVC material is splash-resistant, and the doors' edges are bonded together to protect the internal foam - the perfect solution for a bathroom doorway.
Does it pass infection control? Yes. It scored highly, given the PVC leaves can be easily wiped clean, and there are no stitched edges which can be a significant infection risk.
Our 5-year robustness guarantee protects the ligature-resistant bathroom door with under 11lbs load-release.
If the door becomes broken (for any reason, including patient damage) in the first five years of use, we will exchange it at no extra cost.
Thanks to this unique offering, you can now enjoy all benefits of our innovative ligature resistant en-suite door while ensuring the best value for money for your organization in the long run.
We take patient safety seriously, which is why our Ligature-Resistant bathroom door has been expertly crafted to provide the safest solution for the bathroom. This game-changing design has recently undergone rigorous water testing, proving its exceptional performance even for the shower.
By selecting our door as your shower solution, you can provide your patients with an extra layer of comfort. Our door not only prioritizes their safety, privacy, and dignity but also creates a therapeutic space to support their recovery journey.
Did you know?
Shower curtains are regularly replaced in behavioral health hospitals due to hygiene controls and ease of damage. Due to the constant exposure to moisture and heavy use, shower curtains can harbor harmful bacteria and mold, which can pose a threat to the health of patients and staff members.
In addition to the hygiene concerns, shower curtains in behavioral health hospitals can be easily damaged due to their usage and exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals as well as patient damage. The constant need for replacement can put additional stress on the hospital’s finances and operations.
The 5-year robustness guarantee of our Shower Screen ensures the highest levels of safety and long-term value for money, making it an excellent substitute for shower curtains.
On the left is a snapshot of a conversation between a patient, and a member of clinical staff from East London NHS in England recommends our bathroom door.
Based on feedback from patients, nursing staff, architects, and more, we designed a bathroom door that addressed the critical requirements of safe room doors.