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What is a ligature resistant lock?

What is a ligature resistant lock?

Ligature Resistant Locks are used to prevent people from causing self harm by attaching ligature to the door locks and are most commonly used in Psychiatric Hospitals, Detention Centers and Behavioral Healthcare settings.

What is an anti-ligature hinge?

The anti-ligature Swing Hinge is a unique double action, continuous hinge that allows doors to swing 105° in both directions. This can be used either for double action doors such as corridor doors or can be used with a Swing Stop anti barricade device for doors in high risk areas.

What is anti-ligature door furniture?

Anti-ligature products are widely used in care facilities, hospitals and public buildings. This type of hardware will protect any location where people may be at risk to harming themselves.

What is a ligature knife?

Ligature knives are used to quickly and safely cut a ligature or seat belt type restraint without any hazard to the operator or the person restrained.

What is ligature risk assessment?

What Is Ligature Risk? Health Facilities Management writes that individuals who are considering suicide or self-harm are at a greater risk of harming themselves if there are convenient “ligature-risk points” in their environment. TJC has created a free checklist for suicide prevention.

What features of lock furniture design allow AS1428 1 compliance?

Lockwood’s new AS1428. 1 compliant leverset features a right angle return of 20mm length and good clearance from the door to prevent fingers slipping off during use. A push button on the interior side lever of the Exterior and Privacy Sets allows a single action egress function.

Why do psych wards have Slanted door knobs?

They have angles prevent patients from hanging any cords or other lanyards over them, and thus they are safe hinges.

What type of bacteria is found on door handles?

aureus, Pseudomonas species and E coli were reported as common isolates from door handles [21]. In a recent study, E coli was reported second most common bacterial isolate from door handles [22]. Isolation of E coli from door handles of pediatric units could be threat for serious infections among neonates.