NHS SAFETY NOTICE: PUSH BUTTON STOPS
ARE YOU AFFECTED?

Push button stops are impacted by internal pressure, according to the NHS safety notice – making them ineffective in certain cases.

Action is required by 19th February to ensure compliance.  We’re here to help.

 

SUMMARY OF SAFETY NOTICE

The NHS across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland recently issued an Estate and Facilities safety notice that anti-barricade devices can be ineffective in certain cases.  

Specifically this relates to push button stops, which can fail to operate if a service user pushes on the door from the inside.

The safety notice requires Estate and Facilities teams to review the effectiveness of the anti-barricade devices used in their wards, and replace them if required.  

SUMMARY OF SAFETY NOTICE

 

The report reference is EFA/2017/002 and it can be downloaded from the NHS Central Alerting System.  

Contact us for a web link to the safety note

NB: We’ll only share this with verified NHS email accounts due to the sensitivity of the content.

INTRODUCING OUR COMPLIANT ANTI-BARRICADE STOP – THAT’S A RAPID RETROFIT

We were actively involved with the original product investigations with the Health and Safety Executive when the original incident – leading to this safety note – occurred.

Our retrofit anti-barricade stop – Movastop – is a compliant replacement.

  • Internal pressure doesn't affect the activation – complying with the safety notice
  • Retrofits quickly
  • Generally fits within the footprint of existing push-button stops
  • Not affected by the size of the door frame, unlike hinged stops
  • Detailed site surveys are not necessarily required
INTRODUCING OUR COMPLIANT ANTI-BARRICADE STOP – THAT’S A RAPID RETROFIT

 

 

EXPLORE OUR
ANTI-BARRICADE STOP

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR ANTI-BARRICADE STOP

Our retrofit anti-barricade doorstop (Movastop) combines durability, safety and non-institutional aesthetics.  Its rapid release mechanism means doors can be opened outwards by staff at any time within just 15 seconds. 

  • Compatible with pivot or continuous hinge systems
  • Quick retrofit
  • Reinforced aluminium and steel construction makes it durable
  • Timber finish and minimal visible fixings helps it blend in
  • Single point of operation makes removal quick and intuitive for staff
  • Uses our universal staff-only Lifeline key
  • Stored securely in a parking station when remove, minimising weaponisation

VISIT THE MOVASTOP PAGE > 
 

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WE CAN HELP:
ACTION REQUIRED BY 19 FEBRUARY

Action is required by 19 February to comply with the NHS safety notice.  

Our team is on hand to help you now.

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