Philip Ross, CEO of Safehinge Primera, and Tim A Shaw, co-founder and artist at Hospital Rooms, present a webinar about how art can improve mental health inpatient environments.
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Philip Ross, CEO of Safehinge Primera, and Tim A Shaw, co-founder and artist at Hospital Rooms, present a webinar about how art can improve mental health inpatient environments.
Our tailored Door Care Packages offer a range of end to end maintenance protection. Our unique 5-year Robustness Guarantee provides peace of mind, so that you can focus on what’s most important.
Designing an Anti-Ligature Environment Requires Careful Consideration. Discover What to Consider in Creating a Safe and Secure Mental Health Space.
We have a wide range of doors with different technical and aesthetic options for customers to select, discovering the perfect door for their project and scenario. Review our wide selection of doors and find the best option using a new Safehinge Primera door set configurator interactive tool.
Our unique Door Care Package with a 5-year robustness guarantee is the only one on the market to cover service-user damage. In addition, in the unlikely event that the door breaks beyond repair, we guarantee to replace the door and make the room operational within seven days.
Explore a Wide Range of Anti-Ligature Products Available on The Market. Our Page Provides Insights and Recommendations for Mental Health Facilities.
If you’d like to see our life-saving products for mental health services in person - you can book a visit to our mobile showroom and product training base to your facility. Learn about the life-saving details of our doors and how they balance physical & psychological safety to support mental health patients through vulnerable times.
In this 30 minute webinar, we look at the importance of having a lifesaving alarm system that self monitors. We don't expect to test other devices daily to ensure they're working - i.e. cars or smoke alarms - because they give you a prompt to alert you. Herein lies the power of data produced by the world's only full-door ligature alarm.
A complete range of doorsets for Mental Health. Engineered by experts, designed for recovery.
Learn About The Latest Anti-Ligature Regulations and Legislations in The UK and Their Impact on Mental Health Inpatient Facilities.
Sowenna - the first of it's kind for Cornwall Partnership NHS FT - is a purpose-built child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) unit, providing inpatient treatment for young people aged between 13 and 18 years. We worked with Ryder Architecture and the Trust to select the right doors to balance patient and clinical needs and reduce risk.
We've captured a range of our test methods on video to demonstrate the rigorous testing our Mental Health products are subjected to. We cover abuse, fire and anti-ligature testing.
Discover How Anti-Ligature Design in Mental Health Environments can Promote Patient Safety and Well-being. Learn About Best Practices and The Latest Trends
We've created a lockset builder tool to help you specify Mental Health locksets and handles with ease. The handy tool provides mechanical and electronic locking options and provides you with a product code for specification and order.
CHAS Elite, also known as The Common Assessment Standard is recognised across the industry and is backed by Build UK and CECA.
Alongside The Junipers PICU and Jasmine Lodge MBU, Russell Clinic makes up one of the varying inpatient wards on the Wonford House site in Exeter. Recently undergoing a major refurbishment, the 16-bed facility provides specialist support and rehabilitation for people in a more residential setting.
Designed to simplify the specification process, we've developed BIM models for our Symphony Doorset range with a built-in specification checker. This allows you to select our products and add them to technical drawings with ease.
Designed specifically for Mental Health with patient and staff safety in mind.
A roundtable discussion with Tracey Rogers and Tony Gray on how the built environment can better support clinicians in providing patient care.
Doors present the greatest ligature risk in mental health inpatient facilities. With the integration of assistive door alarm technology increasing, we review the different options available, to help you make the most informed decision.
With 5 override methods to overcoming barricades, we've created a step-by-step training video on how to operate the lockset to gain emergency staff access.
Access all technical documentation for our Integral Finger Guard solutions. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
In this webinar, P+HS Architects Director Cath Lake and Bradford District Care NHS Deputy Director of Estates & Facilities Simon Adamson join our director Phillip Ross to discuss the role of new technology in creating safer spaces for patients and staff.
In these staff training videos, we focus on the Electronic 5-way SOS lockset. We cover day-to-day use, using the emergency mechanical override, as well as installation, programming, maintenance and battery changes.
Focusing on the Sowenna CAMHS project for Cornwall Partnership NHS FT, we're joined by Ryder Architecture to discuss the Trust's aspirations for the project. We also explore the importance of stakeholder engagement and the impact of selecting the right doors.
Access our product specifications through NBS Create, NBS Building and RIBA Product Selector. Our range of Mental Health doorset, locksets and handles are available as well as our Finger Guard range.
Inspirational expert by experience Katherine Lazenby joins us for an open conversation about her time as an inpatient. She discusses the physical and psychological impact of doors and how we can work together to improve clinical spaces.
The industry standard for durable finger guards. Engineered to last in high traffic enviroments. Designed for every project and budget.
Access our product specifications through NBS Create, NBS Building and RIBA Product Selector for our range of Finger Guards.
In guidance set by the CQC, patient autonomy to lock and unlock their bedroom space is highlighted as a core requirement. During this session we discuss the key design considerations of electronic locking and the role it can play in reducing restrictive practice.
Robust and reusable anti-ligature fittings for bathrooms and bedrooms.
ASK Italian wanted an unobtrusive finger guard that would blend in seamlessly with their stylish restaurants across the UK. With its sleek aesthetic and superior safety, our integral finger guard had all the right ingredients.
Philip Ross and Clare Bowen explore the safety concerns of bathroom and bedroom doors. Discussing safety alerts raised in 2018 on ligatures at all heights and in 2019 on door-top alarms - they highlight that improving the safety of doors is the single biggest impact you can make on patient safety.
Built in 2019, Glasgow City Council's Blairdardie Primary School is an inspiring, multi-functional learning space. Our discreet integral finger guards (Alumax) are installed throughout - keeping little fingers safe without compromising on aesthetics.
Looking back at the 2017 safety alert on the efficacy of push button anti-barricade stops, we discuss the key learning points and considerations for specifying anti-barricade doors and locks.
In education spaces, one of the key design considerations is always safety. During this webinar, we discuss three new-build school projects and how they've balanced safety and aesthetics with our Integral Finger Guards.
In these short staff training videos we demonstrate the operation of our anti-barricade doorset, to ensure reliable staff access in an emergency. We also show how to reset the anti-barricade stop once it's been activated.
With initial concerns about robustness and our pivot system, Bradford District Care NHS joined us for a testing workshop in Glasgow. We demonstrated the rigorous testing process our anti-barricade doorsets are put through, alleviating their concerns.
Access BIM models for our full range of Finger Guard products including Alumax, Alumini and Alufast. These models cover all aspects of the door, allowing you to complete technical drawings faster and specify with confidence.
Testing guidance developed by BRE to help you make informed decisions and ensure patient safety is not compromised by inappropriate selection of products for use in Mental Health settings.
Download a comprehensive guide on how to install and set up our locksets.
A choice of recovery-led door options including vision panel, door closer, seal, door and frame finishes
During this session, we take a deeper look at the En-suite door and the key design considerations. Based on feedback from Estates and Clinical teams, we discuss the main three areas to look at when selecting an En-suite door.
We've developed a step-by-step video guide to operating the full-door ligature alarm. We also demonstrate how to carry out the weekly healthcheck and how to use the dashboard for real-time updates on your doors.
Combining patient independence with safety and security.
Rigorously tested and designed for the real world - without compromising on safety or performance.
Independently tested for Mental Health - perfectly balancing safety and security.
The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary opened in late 2017, with 344 single-bed rooms. Our clever finger-ejecting guards were used on automatic doors throughout to comply with BS7036 and on all hinged doors in the paediatric ward to keep little fingers safe.
Known internationally, The Great Ormond Street hospital is renowned for over 63 areas of clinical speciality. In refurbishing their Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, they chose our integral finger guards to give a sleek aesthetic whilst offering superior safety.
At the heart of their refurbishment process, Sheffield Children’s Hospital wanted to seamlessly balance safety with homeliness, creating a non-institutional environment for children of all ages. Naturally, the Trust chose to install our integral finger guards (Alumax).
Completed in Autumn 2019, Noah’s Ark is the first children's hospice building in North and Central London. Known locally as ‘The Ark’, it aims to provide support and a great quality of life to residents and their families. Our integral finger guards were selected to help create a safe, home-from-home environment.
South Ayrshire Council invested £4m to build a new Invergarven assisted needs school on the grounds of the existing Girvan Academy. It's thoughtfully designed to facilitate the learning and development of pupils and includes our integral finger guards throughout.
Hackwood Primary School is a £5m modular build project based in Derbyshire. Our patented Finger-ejecting Guard - Alumini was selected to balance the school's safety and accessibility needs.
Crosslet House Care Home is a fit-for-purpose facility designed to create a less clinical living environment for residents with dementia. In a project where 'in-depth consideration was been applied to every area of design' our Alumax integral finger guards were a perfect fit.
Commended as "light, bright, straightforwardly organised and carefully detailed" by the Architects' Journal, Bellenden Primary School is the latest in a long line of schools that Cottrell and Vermuelen has completed for the Borough - and one of many new build schools to use our integral finger guards.
Kinellar Primary School is one of the latest schools to be completed in line with Aberdeenshire Council's 'nationally-recognised' primary school building brief. The brief uses a kit of parts as the basis of every new build school within the Council - and it includes our integral finger guards!
This award-winning, modern education space uses our integral finger guard throughout – keeping children’s fingers safe without compromising on aesthetics, while being durable enough to last in a high traffic school environment.
To combat a tough combination of high user traffic and high moisture content, our integral finger guards were installed throughout this award-winning leisure centre. Their discrete nature also matched the Pod's exterior which was designed to blend in seamlessly with its natural surroundings.
Keen to create a 'home away from home' environment, Ronald McDonald Charity required finger guards that were discreet and unobtrusive. That's why they chose our integral finger guards, blending seamlessly into the environment, whilst also increasing safety and durability.
Worcesters Primary School initially requested 20 integral finger guards as part of an extension. They were so happy with the quality and sleek aluminium finish that, the following year, they ordered 80 retrofit surface-mounted finger guards for the existing building.
Having grown frustrated with the lack of durability with plastic finger guards, Caerphilly Local Education Authority requested our integral finger guards. The discrete design blended seamlessly with the school environment whilst also increasing durability.
This cutting-edge school uses our integral (Alumax) and retrofit (Alufast) finger guards as part of Nottingham City Council's commitment to deliver sustainability, safety and life cost savings through carefully selected products.
Kingspark School, Dundee
When Manchester City Council combined a primary school and special educational needs school on one site, they knew they could rely on our versatile finger guards after delivering a number of successful projects for them since 2009.
The Junipers is the first of its kind in the south west of England. The purpose-built facility was designed to help patients recover which is why Devon Partnership NHS Trust chose to install our doorsets and locksets throughout. This includes our anti-barricade doorsets with electronic locksets and full-door ligature alarm, along with our en-suite doors.
When building the new wards at Middleton St George Hospital, it was important for the Priory Group to uphold their 'Outstanding' rating in providing specialised inpatient care in a 'safe and supportive environment'. Choosing the right doors to create this environment was key - which is why our anti-barricade and corridor doors were the perfect fit.
Ribblemere is a purpose-built perinatal mother and baby unit (MBU) providing inpatient support for mothers experiencing acute mental ill health. Lancashire Care and Gilling Dod wanted to ensure the environment was recovery-led to allow mothers to build relationships with their babies. That's why those chose our electronic access control system.
Operated by The Priory Group, the unit aims to support service users with community-based activities so they can progress through their care pathway towards a community-based placement. Creating a domestic-looking environment was key to this – and the client and designers chose our Symphony doorsets throughout.
The Skelbrooke Ward is a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the Doncaster Adult Mental Health Unit; providing specialised care for people experiencing acute mental ill health. Taking a fresh approach to safety and wellbeing, RDaSH selected smart doorsets with electronic locking and full-door ligature alarm for Skelbrooke PICU.
Based in Hull, this is a new inpatient facility designed with the purpose to provide critical support for young people in the Humber. We worked together with RB Architectural Hardware to fit a range of our locksets, door components and window restrictors throughout.
Foss Park is a new build hospital that gives support for critical mental ill-health. A key focus for Tees Esk & Wear was to provide a path to recovery for patients while giving staff reliable access when it matters most. We provided 350 of our 5-Way SOS Mechanical Lockset throughout both wards.
With a delicate balance between safety, security and aesthetics required, the trust chose our 5-way SOS (Staff Override System). And as a result, staff have been able to protect the vulnerable youngsters in their care, meeting their main objective of reducing service-user risk.
Providing holistic support for older age patients with dementia, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust needed a familiar environment that would help aid the recovery process. That's why they chose to install our Symphony doorsets and anti-ligature locksets and handles throughout.
The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health selected our anti-ligature en-suite bathroom doors as, finding it the only solution to balancing safety with patient privacy and dignity.
When this new CAMHS facility was looking for a single door closer system for multiple uses, they chose our concealed transom door closers. As well as offering the ultimate in safety, it has no closing force during day-to-day use, helping to assist with normalisation.
As the only electronic lockset with 5-way SOS, the Trust chose our electronic lockset. Offering service users control over their own living space by issuing a harmless key fob also met their requirements of promoting service user independence.
Built by Montpellier Estates, this 34-bed new build is a residential unit for adults. Over three floors, the unit cares for service users throughout their care pathway. Our bespoke 3-part window restrictors were used on the ground floor to minimise contraband being passed into the unit, while our standard 2-part restrictors were used elsewhere.
A mixture of old locks and handles needed replaced due safety concerns with clutched cylinders and the insufficient grip some older handles offered service users. They chose our 5-way SOS (Staff Override System) anti-barricade locksets and Pinch grip anti-ligature handles throughout.
Offering in-patient mental healthcare and support, Isle of Wight foundation Trust upgraded their existing Sevenacres Ward in 2017 using our anti-barricade doorsets and electronic locksets to support service users at different stages of their recovery pathway
Access all technical documentation for our Suregrip Ligature-safe Handle. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Electronic Locking Anti-Barricade Doorset. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
The trust chose to install our range of anti-ligature locksets and handles throughout the ward. They were particularly impressed with our electronic locksets, seamlessly balancing safety with speed of access as a single access card can be used to operate any door.
As part of an ongoing capital improvement program, the trust replaced 100 of their existing wedge-shaped push button anti-barricade stops with our retrofit anti-barricade stop – enabling them to overcome the limitations of push button stops, which can fail to operate if there’s internal pressure.
Access all technical documentation for our En-suite Door. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
When Newbridge House was being refurbished they wanted bathroom fittings that offered superior safety whilst also creating a homely and welcoming environment. That's why they chose our load release fittings, minimising the ligature risk whilst looking like traditional bathroom fittings.
Access all technical documentation for our Seclusion Room Doorset. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
When the trust required new doorsets to combat their current safety and durability challenges, they turned to our extra-wide, single-leaf doorsets. With concealed hold-open closers, this helped to reduce the ligature risk whilst the vandal-resistant PVC facing helped to brighten the space and minimise maintenance costs.
The trust approached us for a reliable and complete override lockset system to minimise keyway tampering and ensure staff could always gain access. Combining our 5-way SOS system with the lifeline closed keyway, our designers were able to meet their specific needs.
The Hellingly Centre had significant problems with floor sprung door closers and were keen to find a door closer specifically designed for the challenging Mental Health environment. Our concealed transom door closer (Sureclose) provided the answer.
Access all technical documentation for our Retrofit Anti-barricade Doorstop (Movastop). Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Robust Metal Vision Panel (Sureview). Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
When repurposing an existing building, NHS Highland wanted doorsets that were non-institutional and user-friendly so choose our Symphony doorsets with freeswing door closer. Plus, it's linked to the fire alarm, meaning the door self-closes when necessary.
When the ward was being refurbished, the trust selected our extra-wide single leaf Symphony doorset. Aided by market-leading fire evidence, the leaf is 1100mm providing a clear opening of 1050mm – enough space for a service user and two members of staff.
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Access all technical documentation for our Anti-Ligature Handles. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
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Access all technical documentation for our Finger-ejecting Guard solutions. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Extreme Duty Finger Guard solutions. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Mechanical Locking Anti-Barricade Doorset. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Full-door Ligature Alarm. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Corridor Doorset. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Electronic Lockset. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our 5-way SOS Lockset. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Anti-barricade Pivot System (Surehinge). Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Anti-ligature concealed door closer (Sureclose). Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Window Handles. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Window Restrictors. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Access all technical documentation for our Load Release Anti-Ligature Fittings. Documentation covers, specification, installation and testing.
Download a comprehensive guide on how to install and set up our window products.
Download a comprehensive guide on how to install and set up our door components.
Download a comprehensive guide on how to install and set up our load release fittings.
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