What is anti ligature?
In a nutshell anti ligature devices are implemented to stop people self harming either intentionally or by accident. They are much more common than you may think and probably encounter on a daily basis without even realizing it.
Where are anti ligature devices used:
Anti ligature devices are used in many places, but particularly hospitals, care homes, schools and children’s nurseries. Anti ligature devices are usually tamper proof. This means that they cannot be interfered with or removed from the locations where they have been placed. This is for very good reasons as they can sometimes mean the difference between life and death for some people.
Who uses anti ligature devices?
In addition, these small devices have the added benefit of enhancing security in households and offices. Care homes in which people need specialized care usually need a wide range of these devices. This is because some elderly or infirm people can find it difficult to use conventional keys due to arthritis and so on. These devices also ensure that people who are residing or working in a particular environment are only given access to the things in which they are allowed to access. For example, in cases where an individual handles drugs, anti ligature door knobs can be installed to ensure that the person who is occupying this location is unable to access these drugs, whilst ensuring that they remain secure.
Types of anti ligature devices:
There are many forms of anti ligature devices. These range from door knobs, window frames, hooks, curtain rails and handles. The type of device required for a particular person very much depends on the circumstances they are in. For example, it is a legal requirement that all hospitals have anti ligature looks as well as devices attached to the windows, where as there are no legal requirements whatsoever in care homes in the United Kingdom.
There are other forms of anti ligature devices which are geared towards ensuring that the surfaces where human beings operate are safe, smoke detectors for example. Anti ligature devices are also used in prisons and areas where there might be a risk of fire.
Anti ligature go a long way in enabling the disabled, infirm, children or the vulnerable to exist within a safe environment. They are easily fitted and can offer piece of mind to loved ones or friends in the right circumstances.
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