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The recently published 26th edition of the New York State Office of Mental patient safety standards guidelines has recommended the use of our SWITCH anti-barricade door system as an anti-barricade strategy for new construction and renovation projects at NYS-OMH’s state-operated inpatient hospitals.
While providing privacy for patients, there becomes an inherent risk that a door can be misused and utilized as a tool in a barricade situation which causes danger to both the patient and staff. Traditional solutions to barricade situations often result in permanent damage, such as use of force, or a delay in accessing the patient, such as cumbersome override tool kits.
The revolutionary SWITCH anti-barricade complete door system functions as a standard door, however in the event of a barricade situation it provides quick and easy access to the patient while protecting staff by keeping them safe in the ‘Green Zone’ at all times.
When a barricade situation occurs, the patented SwitchHinge mechanism can be simply unlocked by a member of staff, which retracts to allow the door to move away from the closing side - at all times keeping the staff in the safe zone on the hinge side with entry in less than 2 seconds.
Unique to Kingsway Group, our SWITCH anti-barricade door system comes as a complete and certificated package with many vision panel and anti-ligature hardware options available to suit the specific project requirements.
The full renovation of the Adult Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Unit at Pontiac General Hospital included Kingsway Group’s SWITCH and SOLO anti-barricade. Find out how Kingsway Group helped support this project.