Monday 4 November 2013

Health Estates Benefit From Laidlaw’s Anti-Ligature Range

Laidlaw has enhanced its Orbis Anti-Ligature range, suitable for a whole host of settings - not least of which health estates where such a fitting is preferred over alternatives.

New products to feature in the enhanced range include the Knurled Knob set, which is designed to improve grip on the knob, and the new surface fixed pull handle, designed for added safety in situations were a non projecting handle is required.

Sympathetically designed to ensure aesthetics are not compromised over function, the Orbis Anti-Ligature range comprises doorknob sets, door pulls, levers and escutcheons, hinges, pivot sets and mortice lockcases. Manufactured from durable stainless steel grade 316 or aluminium, the range is available in a satin stainless steel or silk anodised aluminium finish, making it possible to achieve a uniform aesthetic.

For those looking for a solution comprising all parts required, the Orbis Anti-Ligature doorknob set is designed for use on standard mortice lockcases with centres of 72mm or above.

The nature of an anti-ligature product means it is not possible to form a secure connection as it will always slip off the system, making it the fitting of choice in health care estates where it may be necessary to reduce the risk of implements being used to inflict harm to an individual or others. Research indicates that removing or reducing easy access to lethal methods of self-harm is an effective way of reducing the risk of suicide. As such, the report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Suicide (2) suggests it is necessary to remove or cover all likely ligature points in patient wards to prevent such an event occurring.

From an added safety perspective, many of the anti-ligature items have been fire tested on timber doors for up to two hours and steel doors for up to four hours to ensure their suitability for use.

For more information on Laidlaw and its range of solutions visit

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