A ligature cannot be attached to an object called ‘anti ligature.’
In order to protect those most at risk in difficult environments and in areas of mental health, the anti-ligature device is crucial SteelCell. It reduces suicide or self harm by use of ligatures.
The design standards for mental healthcare facilities have improved dramatically in the last few years due to collaborative efforts. One of the key factors in creating safer environments is anti-ligature designing.
What is “ligature?”
The term ‘ligature,’ refers to any material that is used for tying or binding something, whether it’s a piece of cloth, cord, clothing, or bedding. They can also be used as a means of self-harm and suicide in environments such as mental health care facilities. There are also ‘ligature-points’, which can be found on any physical item, such as furniture, that is used to attach ligatures.
Designing for anti-ligature reduces the ligature point presence and plays a vital role in minimising the risk that a self-harming ligature will be used.
What solutions exist to combat ligatures?
Kingsway provides a range of doorsets that are anti-ligature to reduce the ligature risks in any part of a facility.
Our complete door systems are created in consultation with experts by experience and healthcare professionals to assist service users who may be at risk for self-harm. With our extensive experience of providing anti-ligature products for 2,300 UK projects we are able to select materials that will provide the durability and reliability required in mental health environments.
All of our Complete Door Systems are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and safe without having to sacrifice security. This helps create a therapeutic environment that is deinstitutionalized. Our Complete Door Systems, as your partner to improve patient safety come with a 5 year guarantee.
As well as anti-ligature doors, we also offer other anti-ligature options to reduce risks in mental health facilities. This includes mirrors with shatter resistance, coat and towel hooks, rails, etc.
What is the ‘ligature monitoring’ system?
An ligature detector is a tool that alerts personnel to any ligature attempts. This allows them to take swift action in the clinic. These devices are able to improve staff response times in the event of life-threatening emergencies. The SENTRY Complete Door System is equipped with anti-ligature technology and ligature detection that covers the length of every exposed edge on the doorset. If a technician attempts to anchor, wedge, or otherwise manipulate a ligature the monitors alert staff.
NHS Commercial Solutions Framework Agreement – Pre-tendered Anti Ligature Doors
Kingsway Group, following a strict tendering procedure, has been approved as an NHS Commercial Solutions Framework Agreement pre-approved supplier of Anti-Ligature Doors and Bespoke Doors. Kingsway has undergone a thorough evaluation of all its services, products and processes.
We are included in the Framework Agreement to provide assurance that we have independently reviewed and pre-approved our products for quality. Our inclusion also provides a quick and easy way to access pre-qualified specialist solutions.