We invited Bradford District Care NHS along to our Glasgow workshop to discover the rigorous testing process our anti-barricade doorsets go through and understand why we're so confident in its safety and robustness.
Product: Anti-barricade doorset (Swiftstop)
Client: Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Date: 27th June 2019
Pre-testing concerns: Robustness of pivots
When Bradford expressed concerns to us about the robustness of the pivots used on our anti-barricade doorsets, we knew we had to reassure them. We’re committed to working with our customers to ensure they have the right products for their projects and we’re also the first ones to graciously take our hat out of the ring if we don’t feel we’re the right fit. But we knew this wasn’t the case.
Following the rigorous testing workshop in Glasgow, we spoke to Bradford about their initial concerns and if these had been addressed. They told us that they expected the pivots on the hinge to fail and were ‘very impressed’ that they remained strongly in place after such high levels of impact and pressure were applied.
Method: Simulate a service user applying a load to the bottom of the door via back pressure and leg pressure.
Method: Simulating shoulder charges or kicks - robustness level 1 (Standard duty 120 Joules of energy)
Method: Simulating shoulder charges or kicks - robustness level 2 & 3 (Standard duty 180 & 300 Joules of energy)
Method: Slam door against door stop; disabling door closer to simulate worst case - robustness level 2 (50 cycles)
Method: Carry out sustained attack with 1.2kg rubber mallet (75 mm) comprising of 15 consecutive blows commencing each blow with the implement withdrawn a minimum of 1000 mm away from the component/element of construction.
Method: Carry out sustained attack with 6.8kg rubber paving maul comprising of 15 consecutive blows commencing each blow with the implement withdrawn a minimum 1000 mm away from the component/element of construction. Impact zone based on anthropometric data of shoulder height. 1st percentile female 1120mm to 99th percentile male 1584mm from floor level.
Full body weight impact applied to the full doorset.
Full body weight impact applied to the pivots alone.