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Spruce Design`s new Patented AntiLigature universal smoke detector Base ALD302/L with built in loop integrity circuit, easy re install after a self harm incident by Simply offering up the 2 halves close to each other and the built in magnets and self locating tubes will do the rest, (it can not be fitted the wrong way) Once connected the 2 halves re-establish electrical contacts keeping the loop integrity intact. patent No: GB2628032. With universal smoke detector connectability,

Anti contraband lids, loop integrity, clean and hygenic exterior, and a release factor lower than 5Kg, this product would be a valuble addition to any area that requires antiligature protection for clients liable to self harm. For prices and availability please contact Managing director, Mr Les Spruce at sales@sprucedesign.com or read more on our product page ,including a specification sheet download.

ALD SMOKE DETECTOR ANTI LIGATURE BASE
ANTI LIGATURE SMOKE DETECTOR BASE


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SPRUCE DESIGN ANTI-LIGATURE SERVICES LTD

   S.D.A.L.S

Spruce Design was established in 1985 by Managing Directors Linda and Les Spruce.

They have successfully built this business up over the last 34 years by taking a hands on approach in all aspects of the soft furnishing trade.

Today we are based in childwall in the capital of culture town of Liverpool.

In the last 34 years we have developed an excellent and trusted

working relationship with NHS Trusts and Estate departments in the field of Antiligature systems, We now supply and fit all aspects of anti-ligature products including cubicle rail systems, bathroom accessories made to measure and disposable curtains to suit all wards, We can install, maintain and test annually any anti ligature product system and have a vast knowledge data base of these systems , which we use when testing and auditing for our clients.

Anti-Ligature Testing

Spruce design supply and fit all the major brands of Anti Ligature Rail systems which operate on the principles of :

  • Friction
  • Polymer distortion (or)
  • Magnetic coupling
  • plastic manipulation  e.i. silent gliss and Goelst Safety track and j trac

To provide the desired release mechanism. Fitting these systems requires a great deal of skill if they are to function reliably. The manufacturers have designed the release mechanisms to operate effectively only when the mounting points are properly secured and spaced along the rail, and adequate care is taken to install the units in a manner that allows the rail to collapse and prevent the attempted harm.

Our experience in auditing such systems leads us to believe that, in some cases, the true nature of the risk is not understood and persons who were not familiar with the operating principles have installed the rails. In order to provide you with demonstrable proof of the efficiency of the installed anti-ligature systems we can provide a certificate and annual audit & test for all of your rails and Anti Ligature Equipment.

During the audit we carry out a visual inspection of the overall installation

(from a single rail, or fitting to complete wards) highlighting any obvious

faults and problems. Following this visual inspection we then continue to

test the release characteristics of the systems to their release point. The

force required to release is recorded along with any system faults identified during the process.

Testing and auditing any new or existing Anti-Ligature product.

Clear detailed computer generated reports are produced for the client with full layout diagram, and rail numbering. All release weights, faults found and upgrade suggestions for each rail system are also included.

We offer full fitting and Maintenance service of All Anti-Ligature products.

For Surveys and prices please contact Mr. Spruce on the contact us link above, or call our office 9-5 PM Monday to Friday 0151 737 2525


Anti-Ligature Flyer


Rail Fitting


Silver


Anti-Ligature and NHS


Anti-Ligature Testing


Anti-Ligature Training


Stage Winch Repair

Address

30 sycamore rd
Liverpool L36 5TU

Phone

0151 737 2525

Email

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Products

Products

Antiligature Items

Goelst LRS Safety Track

LRS gliders for anti-ligature purposes

Goelst LRS-gliders has been developed to allow the controlled release of curtains from specific Goelst curtain tracks (ref: 4100; 4301 & 4701).

The gliders are made with a flexible, yet firm gliding foot and rotate freely in the gliding channel.

In everyday use the LRS gliders behave as ordinary gliders.

However, when exposed to sudden and/or high loads, the glider design allows it to be pulled out of the track. Use of the LRS gliders also helps prevent the track being pulled from its fixings - (important when considering personal safety).

Loads The LRS anti-ligature system incorporates both red and grey gliders. When loading is applied gradually, individual red gliders can resist up to 12 kg* and individual grey gliders up to 8 kg* of weight.

With sudden loading other values apply to both red and grey LRS gliders.

The red glider is released from the track with 1 kg falling from 5 cm. A weight of 0.5 kg falling from a height of 5 cm causes the grey glider to release.

This difference in response to gradual and sudden loading explains why the glider can function both as a normal glider as well as a quick release LRS glider.

The release of one LRS glider induces a ‘zip’ effect.

If the curtain weight is taken as a whole, separate glider loads cannot simply be added up.

There is always one glider that releases first, inducing an accelerated release of the other remaining gliders.

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Recommendation:

  • Antiligature Roller Blinds

KR20 / KR41 Anti-Ligature Roller Blinds

Defiant KR20 Sidewinder / KR41 Slow-rise spring roller blinds with Kestrel Anti-Ligature System.

KR20 Sidewinder – Metal bead-chain side control with metal brackets fixed to white aluminum back bar.

KR41 Slow-rise spring – Premium decelerator spring mechanism in slim 23mm /32mm /36mm barrel with plastic brackets fixed to white aluminum back bar.

Shower Rails

Movatrack shower cubicle rails

Movatrack anti-ligature shower cubicle comes complete with all wall, ceiling brackets pole hanger and curtain runners. The track comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit most shower enclosures.

We can also supply the matching flame retardant shower curtain to suit each rail set up.

Movatrack Cubicle Track

Movatrack hospital cubicle track system is in use in many hospitals throughout the world hygienic design easy to clean, quick and simple to re-instate after any incident. Just hold the rail up to the brackets and let the magnets do the rest, self-locating the rail back in position.

K502 Towel Rail

Due to the pleasing lines of the wall fix brackets the load release towel rail looks smart and functional.But apply an abnormal load and it will part promptly, efficiently and without damage.Available in two versions:

1. K502 with silver anodised aluminium rail
2. K504 with clear polycarbonate tube for added security

Both Come complete with tube, holders and two wall fix magnetic brackets.

K506 Rail Hook Set

The economical answer to any load release multiple hook requirement. The strong ABS hooks will slide on the rail for ease of positioning, and hang freely to ensure that the centre of  gravity of the load remains central.comes complete with lightweight aluminium rail, with holders and 2 wall fix magnetic brackets

K500 Wardrobe Rail Set

There has been a number of self-harm incidents reported involving fixed wardrobe rails, So any risk assessment should include a serious appraisal of this possibility.

The kestrel load release wardrobe rail provides the solution by suspending a lightweight aluminum rail from top fix magnetic brackets.

Under excess load the rail and its holders will part from the brackets. The alternative K530 features a clear polycarbonate rail (See inset picture) in place of the aluminum. Although its useful capacity is reduced it poses less of a weapons risk in violent situation.

Specifications: Standard unit 500mm complete with 2 holders 2 magnetic brackets and rail.

Longer rails are available using intermediate brackets and holders.

K510 stainless steel Soap Dispenser

Satin stainless steel soap dispencer with 1 mounting plate and 1 magnetic bracketSoap refill for K510 available please ask for product no: K510sp Antibacterial soap bag.

K512pw White Lightweight Soap Dish

A lightweight soap dish manufactured from white plastic and includes 1 mounting plate and 1 magnetic bracket.

Curtain Tracks

Vitesse Curtain Tracks

The Vitesse range of curtain tracks is one of the most comprehensive available. There is a Vitesse track for almost every application, from the lightest of net tracks, to heavy-duty corded or motorized tracks for large or heavy curtains.

Ultraglide corded Metal Track

Swanglide Extendable Corded Curtain Track

Smoke Detector Base ALD302L

Antiligature Base Ald302/L

Disposable Curtains

Dccl Curtains

U FIT, C FIT , E FIT CURTAINS

Harrier disposable curtains with Endurocide

Biocote

Biocote

Vertika Impala system with Anti- microbial protection

Blinds

Antiligature Blinds

KVL31A Defiant Blinds Features

Ligature Issues

The Door Opening Problem

Modifications

Secured Pole Hanger Problem

Missing Parts

Secured Wall Bracket

Incorrectly Fitted Bracket

J Track Rail System

J Track Rail System

Address

30 sycamore rd
Liverpool L36 5TU

Phone

0151-737-2525

Email

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Services

Services

Anti-Ligature and NHS

Reducing the risk of self-harm

Two areas have been identified as environments where persons are at greatest risk of self-harm: Mental health hospitals (including psychiatric wards in general hospitals); and prisons and detention centres. In these areas the incidence of self-harm by ligature has been a serious cause for concern. The Magnetic suspension system provides a highly effective means of greatly reducing this risk. It`s load release brackets are discreet, hygienic and attractive, and the system is in use in psychiatric institutions and prisons throughout the UK.

Ease of use

The patented system is simple and extremely effective. It will securely hold a range of items by powerful short-range magnetic attraction. When an abnormal load is applied the magnetic force is overcome and releases its load. And it can do this time after time without any decline in performance, and as there is no mechanical or moving parts that can jam, break or wear out after an incident all that is required is for the suspended item to be held immediately below the magnetic bracket and the magnetic force will raise the item and click it into its correct position.

Loading Figures

No part of a magnetic installation should be able to withstand a vertically downward force of more than 400 newtons. Equivalent to a static load of approximately 40Kg. Most readings will be in the region of 15-30kg depending on the configuration and proximity to brackets.

Safety

Sensitive electronic equipment may be damaged by proximity to a magnetic field and should not come within 15cm of the underside of the brackets. WARNING; Articles suspended from a magnetics suspension system will come down when pulled! Any load-release device by its nature, may cause damage when operated.

Anti-Ligature Testing

Spruce design supply and fit all the major brands of Anti Ligature Rail systems which operate on the principles of :

  • Friction
  • Polymer distortion (or)
  • Magnetic coupling

To provide the desired release mechanism. Fitting these systems requires a great deal of skill if they are to function reliably. The manufacturers have designed the release mechanisms to operate effectively only when the mounting points are properly secured and spaced along the rail, and adequate care is taken to install the units in a manner that allows the rail to collapse and prevent the attempted harm.

Our experience in auditing such systems leads us to believe that, in some cases, the true nature of the risk is not understood and persons who were not familiar with the operating principles have installed the rails. In order to provide you with demonstrable proof of the efficiency of the installed anti-ligature systems we can provide a certificate and annual audit & test for all of your rails and Anti Ligature Equipment.

During the audit we carry out a visual inspection of the overall installation (from a single rail, or fitting to complete wards) highlighting any obvious faults and problems. Following this visual inspection we then continue to test the release characteristics of the systems to their release point. The force required to release is recorded along with any system faults identified during the process. See Ligature Issues.

  • Testing and auditing any new or existing Anti-Ligature product.
  • Clear detailed computer generated reports are produced for the client with full layout diagram, and rail numbering. All release weights, faults found and upgrade suggestions for each rail system are also included.
  • We offer full fitting and Maintenance service of All Anti-Ligature products.
  • For Surveys and prices please contact Mr. Spruce on the Quick contact link opposite, or call our office 9-5 PM Monday to Friday 0151-737-2525.

Rail Fitting Service

Spruce Design offers a full rail fitting service on any track or pole we sell, We only use our own fitters who are trained in- house to provide a courteous and efficient service.

As well as our domestic fitting service for straight or bay window rails, pelmet boards or poles, we routinely fit and repair rails in pubs, clubs, schools or stage and theateres, ( cable winch repairs, and re-cording of stage rope pulleys is a specialty of ours.). and we recently carried out an on site repair on a sports hall divide curtain 100 ft wide by 40 ft high.

No job is too big or too small, and by not refusing any jobs we have kept trading when others have failed. Spruce Design have built up a trusted clientele over the years and we are reknowned for our good old fashioned, straight talking, honest business ethics. As far as we are concerned, “The customer IS always right”.

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Anti-Ligature Training

We have found that many ward and maintenance staff are unfamiliar with the systems installed, how they work or what they are designed to do. We strongly believe that your staff are your eyes and ears on the wards and should be trained to identify problem areas before they turn into hazards.

To this end Spruce Design Anti ligature services (SDALS), are offering an Antiligature awareness training course in which we give a short power point presentation with a discussion session to raise their awareness in this area, equipping them to recognize potential problems. The presentation would take approximately;1.5 hours and cover the following:

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  • 1 An introduction into the whole issue of anti-ligature systems.
  • 2 The aim and purpose of the equipment and run through some of the key issues. How they operate, our test procedures, and a critical review of each system type.
  • 3 A more interactive session on the problems we have seen in real life. Examples of modified and poorly fitted systems being demonstrated to the clients.
  • 4 Finally, a question and answer session where we ask for help from the staff to try and improve the presentation for the future and learn about issues they face on their own wards.

At the end of this session we would provide a certificate of attendance to each person as proof of their having been through this training.

As you can now see, S.D.A.L.S. can provide a comprehensive service in the area of anti-ligature rail fittings, giving you the peace of mind that systems are correctly fitted and operating effectively. S.D.A.L.S. will continue to monitor this performance on an annual basis, and by training your staff, your own personnel will carry out informal, day-to-day checks. All this adds up to a safer environment for patient care with a clear, auditable methodology to ensure this safety continues.

Should you require our support, I would be pleased to be able to meet with you to discuss further the overall service required, the costs involved and the scope and timing of the work.

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Stage winch, curtain track repair and re-cable/rope service

We can re-cable or repair all types of curtain winches and stage tracking, rope or cable re-cords are undertaken by our trained fitters who have 20 years’ experience in this field.

Many schools and cemeteries use these motors and winches to smoothly close and open the curtains many times a day. It is imperative that they work smoothly and without fault for each operation.

  • If you have a problem with your stage curtain tracks or associated fittings.
  • If you are having difficulty with a sticking track or an electric winch that is intermittent in its operation and you need a fast repair or service.
  • Contact our office 0151 737 2525

These are the most common type of winch that are used in schools clubs and theatres. We can usually repair or re-cord them in 1 visit to get you up and running on the same day.

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Manual floor/wall mounted winch

The wall winch is available in two standard sizes 8mtr & 15mtr travel. The shaft mounted helical winding drum is fitted to a sturdy back plate which allows direct wall fixing or attachment to a floor stand. Both can be repaired and or re-cabled on site.

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Address

30 Sycamore Rd
Liverpool L36 5TU

Phone

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0151 737 2525 Office

Email

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