ANTI-BARRICADE DOORSET WITH MECHANICAL LOCKING

Mental health inpatient settings are a safe space for people to receive vital care. For varying and complex reasons, barricade scenarios can often be a reality.

With 90% of inpatient suicides occurring in either the patient's bedroom or bathroom, clincial staff need fast, reliable access into the room.

Our anti-barricade doorsets with mechanical locking (5-way SOS) are designed to keep patients safe whilst ensuring staff can gain access. 

  • Most common barricade:
    If the door has been locked from inside the bedroom, the staff key overrides the lock and the anti-barricade stop is released to gain emergency access in 5 seconds
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  • More determined barricades (e.g. a door wedged closed):
    Staff can use their emergency toolkit that provides crucial pull advantage to gain emergency access in 60 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

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Mechanical lock with Suregrip handle

KEEPING PATIENTS SAFE

With 46% of ligatures occurring on doors or door hardware in mental health inpatient settings, we have a duty of care to ensure our doorsets and locksets meet the highest anti-ligature standards.

Operating anti-barricade - Newnham Ward

SUPPORTING CLINICAL CARE

During day-to-day use, the door functions as any standard door would - using a key to lock and unlock. The difference is in a barricade scenario as it's provides staff with critical pull advantage to ensure they're able to open the door.

Anti-barricade doors - Newnham Ward

NON-INSTITUTIONAL AESTHETICS

We can all appreciate how much our surrounding environment can impact our wellbeing. Our doorsets are designed to keep metal fixings to a minimum and help to create a more comfortable and therapeutic setting. 

FULL-DOOR LIGATURE DETECTION

 

FULL-DOOR LIGATURE DETECTION

Unfortunately, even with anti-ligature design, the reality is that patients are still able to find means of creating ligatures.

The full-door ligature alarm turns the entire door into a weighing scale; immediately sending an alert to the nearest nursing station when a ligature is attempted and helping to fill in blind spots between observations.

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ADDRESSING SAFETY ALERTS

 

ADDRESSING SAFETY ALERTS

The recent nationwide safety alert made the importance of reliable access even more pertinent as it reported that a patient had jammed the door closed and staff were unable to gain access. Tragically, this resulted in the loss of life.

Whenever an alert like this is issued, we always reassess our own rigorous test methods and reflect on clinical feedback.

Clinicians told us that the critical function is getting access to the room, not just overriding the lock or the anti-barricade stop.

3 key functions to consider when assessing your anti-barricade systems. Can you:

  1. Reliably override the lock - even with tampering?
  2. Reliably release the anti-barricade stop - even under pressure?
  3. Reliably pull the door open - even when wedged?

safety and recovery-led

 

SAFETY AND RECOVERY-LED

We're passionate about working together with not only those working in mental healthcare, but people who have experienced receiving care within these facilities.

Experts by lived experience told us that doors with noticeable metal fixings (such as multiple screws) made it feel as though they were in a custodial setting instead of a place to receive care.

So we take time to design our doors in a way that contrasts this kind of institutional environment and instead helps patients to feel at ease.

THE PRIORY GROUP 

Mildmay Oaks offers inpatient rehabilitation services for people with learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.

The facility was created to support patients in their care pathway towards finding a community-based placement.

Key to this, was creating a homely, non-institutional environment for patients as they transitioned into their placements.

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Bedroom door with mechanical lock - Newnham Ward

 

Anti-barricade door with mechanical locking
5-way SOS - key overriding the internal lock
Anti-barricade with mechanical locking - Newnham Ward
Anti-barricade door - internal turn-pull
Anti-barricade doors at Russell Clinic
Anti-barricade door with mechanical locking
Operating the anti-barricade door - Newnham Ward
Priory Middleton St George anti-barricade doors
Open anti-barricade door with mechanical locking
Newnham Ward - anti-barricade doors
Anti-barricade door with mechanical locking
5-way SOS - key overriding the internal lock
Anti-barricade with mechanical locking - Newnham Ward
Anti-barricade door - internal turn-pull
Anti-barricade doors at Russell Clinic
Anti-barricade door with mechanical locking
Operating the anti-barricade door - Newnham Ward
Priory Middleton St George anti-barricade doors
Open anti-barricade door with mechanical locking
Newnham Ward - anti-barricade doors