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.
- 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.
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
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
K512pw White Lightweight Soap Dish
Vitesse Curtain Tracks
Ultraglide corded Metal Track
The ultraglide rail is suitable for medium to heavy weight curtains, its smooth runner operation affords an effortless curtain glide for all occasions, comes complete with runners and all brackets and fixings for wall or ceiling fix. Made from metal and coated in white powder coat finish.
Swanglide Extendable Corded Curtain Track
Swanglide by integral is the perfect rail for the DIY enthusiast, easy to fit and comes complete with all fittings to fit top fix under a pelmet board, or wall fix onto the wall or existing batten. Pre-corded, white painted rolled steel track with telescopic adjustment and ball bearing pulley mechanism to ensure smooth running. For light to medium weight curtains. No need to cut down to size, just order the set that covers the size you need.
Smoke Detector Base ALD302L
Antiligature Base Ald302/L
SDALS ANTI-LIGATURE SMOKE DETECTOR BASE Model ALD 302/L (loop integrity) Due to increasing demand from mental health facilities, Spruce Design Anti-Ligature Services have designed and patented (GB2528032) a light-weight, anti-ligature base assembly on which to mount smoke detectors or other electrical units. This simple, robust and hygienic device enables it to be retrofitted by the engineer to existing smoke detectors and it is designed to fit a wide range of different manufacturer's sensor units. Once in place, should a load of more than 3 kgs be exerted on the installed lower base unit, it will separate, disconnect the electric power connection and prevent the formation of a potential ligature point. The patented anti-contraband lip prevents the seclusion of banned substances. The base assembly is also available with an optional loop integrity circuit to ensure the maintenance of loop continuity within the rest of the system. Due to the use of the powerful magnets within the unit, re-connection following a breakaway is a simple matter of holding the two units near each other and letting the magnetic attraction do the rest. The patented design of the locating tubes and interlocking spigots means the two halves will only fit back together in the correct orientation for effective operation. Follow link below for .pdf brochure.
U FIT, C FIT , E FIT CURTAINS
All in One Medical disposable curtains now come with the extra strength, allowing easier installation and maintenance. best in class... curtains are made from non-woven polypropylene, treated with a biocide proven to protect with a log 7 (99.99999%) cidal reduction rate for up to 18 months against C.difficile, E.coli, MRSA, C.albicans, A.niger and other hospital borne bacteria, and are flame retardant to NHS standards: BS 5867 Part 2 Type C 2008. As All in One Medical curtains are disposable, there are no laundry costs or lost curtains.
Types: UFIT CFIT EFIT
Benefits of Disposable curtains:
All in One Medical disposable curtains make a significant contribution to the health and safety of staff, by being hygienic and convenient to handle, and able to be changed easily. There is no need to wait to deploy pre-planned teams to change contaminated curtains – All in One Medical disposable curtains are extremely effective at eliminating the growth of bacteria with an impressive log 7 (99.99999%) reduction. Ward staff can therefore easily maintain the protected environment by changing the curtains regularly.
Harrier disposable curtains with Endurocide
Harrier Easy-Fit. Disposable curtains have been designed to fit virtually all existing hospital curtain track.
No conversion or alteration is required to the existing track.
The curtain can be fitted in under 60 seconds.
No hooks are required. *
They are easy to hang and even easier to take down.
All disposable curtains come in a protective hygienic sleeve.
All products are guaranteed for 12 months and are immediately available from stock.
A full size curtain to fit track length of 5.50 linear metres x 2m high when fitted. Can easily be cut into smaller width panels.
2kg is the weight of a full size curtain.
* DPL/ 4 : size 7.5 mtr x 2.0 mtr with easy-load gliders (four colours available)
DPL/3: size as above With eyelets to fit almost all types of hooks or roller hooks. (sky blue only)
What is Endurocide?
A biodegradable, biocidal silicon which forms an invisible biostatic and biocidal layer on each curtain. Bacteria cannot penetrate this treated surface. Neither can they continue to multiply.
Endurocide has been tested to European Standards EN1276 and EN13717 for :
Vertika Impala system with Anti- microbial protection
The Vertika Impala vertical track system with anti-microbial is the result of many years of research and technical development that has produced a product suitable for the contract healthcare blind market. When linked with the Kestrel magnetic suspension system it is the perfect solution for Anti-ligature and bacteria problems
It is designed for maximum performance and minimum maintenance, allowing consistent operation even with the rigours and occasional abuse in a commercial healthcare installation.
The Impala wand operated vertical blind system offers many product benefits. Ease of operation makes it perfect for hospitals and schools. And the elimination of sensitive components makes the wand operated Impala system even more user friendly.
Vertika have utilised the properties of silver in their anti-microbial range of products which should be used typically, where high frequency traffic exists or areas where special requirements have to be catered for, i.e. Hospitals, food handling or where there is a potential for cross-contamination by harmful bacteria.
The non-toxic, patent-protected additive, available only from Vertika, inhibits the growth of a wide range of potentially harmful bacteria and fungi, effectively providing additional hygiene protection for hospital patients, staff and workforce in businesses, particularly in healthcare, food, and education.
1. Luna is a complete blackout, scotch guarded and cleanable water and stain repellent
2. Argento is a range of translucent made from 100% polyester supplied in a range of colours
3. Bioflex with its dimout features has a reflex 80 backing which achieves an incredibly high standard of solar performance
KVL31A Defiant Blinds Features
40 x 25mm premium profiled white aluminium headrail with top-fix brackets and wheeled replaceable truck hooks. The constant transport of the louvres is guaranteed by the precision made aluminium spindle shaft. Wand control operation with built in slip clutch for louvre tilt. 127mm/89mm/63mm louvres with weights and white stabilising chain.
Robust with high quality performance, yet remains pleasing to the eye. The compressive truck options satisfy the most demanding of environments whether it be residential or commercial.
Face fix brackets; Enclosed weights.
The Door Opening Problem
The typical door problem is probably the most common we find; at some point the door stop has been removed, either for ward modernization, cleaning, decorating, or in some cases it has been removed because it was considered a trip hazard. The problem occurs when the door stop is removed, the door can open until it travels under the rail. This door will then support the rail in the case of an abnormal load being applied to it behind the door. (see insert)
The final category fall under the heading of Modifications This is where an untrained person has tried to modify the rail system to another room of a different height or shape, and in doing so has extended the rail or pole hangers to accommodate the new location. Here you see the incorrect use of extension poles to bring the rail height down to the correct length for the existing curtains, By doing this, possible ligature points have been created and the danger of self-harm is now present.
Secured Pole Hanger Problem
The screwed pole hanger is also a very common problem we find during our testing of equipment; It happens when a fitting wears out and fails to hold up the fixture it is meant to support. Instead of being replaced by a new fitting, an inexperienced or untrained person can see no danger in securing the fitting with a screw or bolt. Not only is this unsafe practice, but, once repaired in this way it can be very hard to detect. As you can see from the small inset picture, from a distance the fitting appears normal. Our trained operators are experienced in spotting problems like this and can report or correct it before a self-harm situation can arise.
In Many cases due to parts not being replaced when they go missing, An unknown possible ligature issue is uncovered: In this example the plastic cover of an anti-ligature wall bracket has gone missing and left as it is, to the untrained this does not seem of a problem, but to our staff this is seen as a very important safety issue; As you can see in the inset picture, it does not take much effort to lift the track into the metal holding bracket creating a substantial and dangerous ligature point capable of holding many Kilograms of weight.
Secured Wall Bracket
Like the pole hanger, the screwed up wall bracket is equally dangerous, very hard to detect as it is often hidden behind the curtain and requires particular vigilance on behalf of our technician to spot the small machine screws that are so often used to re-secure these wall brackets when they start to fail on a regular basis.
Incorrectly Fitted Bracket
This is very common issue
Fitting a face fix bracket onto a narrow batten .
This practice creates a ligature point at the top of the bracket.
Although the magnetic release part of the bracket conforms to specification and will release when an abnormal load is applied to it (20- 30 Kgs).
The remaining bracket forms a hook at the top of it that can be used to wrap a cord around, creating a ligature point.
This is caused by a lack of understanding of the mechanics of the system and can be a costly mistake!
J Track Rail System
J Track Rail System
The all new design J Trac Anti-ligature system is Available as a ceiling fix or Wall fix solution, It is a revolutionary new track that solves the age old issue of pop out glider tracking bunching together to enable large weights to be supported. New J track Features: 1. A unique Glider design that stops the bunching action thus alleviating the problem of large weights being supported from it. 2. Solid aluminium construction and anti-tamper fitting methods make this the ideal track for high secure units and prison environments 3. Track securely fixed in place cannot be used as a weapon 4. Low maintenance make this a very cost effective alternative to other pull down systems. 5. The new J trac combines ease of fitting with a hygienic and safe design, with a smooth, wipe clean finish. 6. No hidden cavity's or hollow sections for contraband stowage 7. The rail consists of three parts: the rail, the runner and the end stop. The runners release from the rail when weight is applied. 8. The Curtain Rail is tested by SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Patent Pending by PRV, The Swedish Patent and Registration Office.
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