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Are Emergency Units and Exits anti-Ligature?

No, Emergency Units and Exits do not fit the criteria required. Exits and units have sharp edges, corners and can be popped apart.

 

The devices should be built and implemented to stop people self-harming either intentionally or by accident.

Item is fixed in place however is free from points where a cord could be fastened to create a ligature point.

When planning the construction or anti ligature refurbishment of a space for patients suffering from mental illness, it is essential in the design process to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture in order to create a point of ligature.

 

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