Anti-Ligature Hardware: Safe & Secure  


Door and Washroom hardware specialist Relcross Ltd have developed a range of “Safe and Secure” Hardware ideal for use in situations where a combination of life safety and security is desirable. This includes the likes of Care Homes, Detention Centres, Prisons, Psychiatric Hospitals and Young Offenders’ Institutions.

The extensive range of products includes a wide variety of anti-ligature door mounted hardware such as hinges, locks, escutcheon plates and finger pulls. There’s a Controlled Emergency Rescue Indicator and the washroom range includes safety mirrors, grab bars, toilet roll holders, soap dishes, toothbrush holders, towel hooks and shelves. All designed for safe and secure environments. 

The national minimum standards for general adult services in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) and Low Secure Environments, published by the Department of Health (2002), outlines the standards to be followed regarding the design of both types of institution. The new Relcross Safe & Secure Hardware brochure contains details of the appropriate standards met including the Door & Hardware Federation Technical Specification TS001 - Door Mounted Anti-Ligature Devices for Safety and Security Purposes - along with general advice on product selection and use.