When NHS Tayside built this 12-bed unit for young people who would potentially be living away from home for months, detail was everything. So as well as offering the ultimate in safety, the door closers had to feel homely and let service users decide whether to keep rooms open or shut, whilst still allowing staff easy access and observation.
That's why they chose our concealed overhead freeswing door closer. With no closing force during day-to-day use, it behaves just like a domestic door.
And as the trust would be providing care to young people – with some spending months away from home – this helped to assist with normalisation, meeting their requirements of a recovery-focused environment. Yet it also automatically self-closes in the event of a fire alarm, ensuring fire compartments are maintained.
Plus, the backcheck function provides an internal braking mechanism, minimising any potential abuse that could damage the door.
As well as being easy to install, it's the only freeswing door closer that's anti-ligature and anti-barricade. So when it comes to safety and performance, it provided peace of mind on every front.
As the only electronic lockset with 5-way SOS, the trust chose our electronic lockset, passport. Offering service users control over their own living space by issuing a harmless key fob also met their requirements of promoting service user independence.
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.
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.
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.