YewdaleKestrel® SafeDoor - New and improved features!
You may remember our new product feature recently launched at the Design in Mental Health Exhibition 2021… well, we’ve gone one step further. As well as launching our new patent-pending self-closing hinge, we’ve also improved the webbing that encloses the load release magnetic fixings on our anti-ligature bathroom door.
Infection prevention: PVC coated webbing
In the current climate, where hygiene and infection control is crucial for healthcare, we’ve continued to work hard to improve our products. The anti-ligature SafeDoor now comes as standard with PVC coated webbing – the webbing safely encloses the magnets that attach the load release door to the architrave.
The PVC coating ensures that healthcare services can easily clean the webbing and help prevent infection. The new material has undergone vigorous testing to withstand daily cleaning with NHS approved disinfectant and comes with a Durasafe accreditation. Our Business Development Executive, Grant Shimwell, has received amazing feedback from Healthcare professionals and IPC, Infection Prevention Control:
"IPC and healthcare professionals prefer the PVC coated webbing to the previous material as it is easier to clean – saving resources and controlling infection" – Grant Shimwell, Business Development Executive
As a reminder, our new patent-pending self-closing hinge was designed to make our load release door more adaptable if needed to help aid service users. The new self-closing hinge ensures the door always returns to a close position, providing privacy and automatic dignity for service users and those who may find it difficult to close their en-suite door due to mobility issues in particular.
Our load release en-suite door is designed to withstand daily patient use over long term periods in hospitals and mental health environments. Under an excessive load, the anti-ligature door will separate from the frame.