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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 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.
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.
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.