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.
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.
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.