In December of 2017, the Center for Medicare & Medicade Services released a memo stressing for a bigger focus on assessing ligature risk in healthcare environments. Currently, 75% of all psychiatric ward suicides are via asphyxiation through hanging or environment assisted strangulation. While not all incidents are wholly preventable, the CMS understand that anti-ligature hardware is the best solution to protect safety of patients in these cases.
Anti-Ligature Institutional Solutions
For decades Marks USA has been working with healthcare facilities nationwide to create security and locking hardware solutions designed to address even the most demanding applications. MarksUSA delivers an unparalleled selection of long-lived, durable products, for every building and door, backed by the industry's only Lifetime Warranty.
Marks USA Custom Lock Division has developed ANSI Grade 1 Institutional Life Safety Locksets to address Managed Liability, Accident Prevention, Life Safety and Security in Behavioral Health Care Institutions. The shape and construction of the 5SS55 & 5SS19 Series locksets are designed to restrict the attachment of lines, laces, etc. to door knobs and levers. In addition, with the knobs/levers recessed into the rosettes, the chance of capturing a line between the knob/lever and rosette is substantially reduced. Their Lifesaver Series of anti-ligature hardware meets or exceeds key healthcare regulations, such as JCAHO and ADA.
Institutional Life Safety Mortise Locksets Performance Specifications:
Life Test: 1,500,000 cycles minimum.
ANSI Test: Meets or exceeds all operational and security tests of ANSI specifications A156.13-2005 for series 5000, Grade 1.
Exterior & Interior Trim:
Solid stainless steel interior and exterior tapered knobs or levers recessed into thru-bolted roses.
Safety knobs with recessed grip and finger indents. Safety lever for handicapped access on clutch operated Mortise lock.
Ergonomically designed grooved turn knob for deadbolt functions.
Cylinder: Solid stainless steel cylinders with solid stainless steel security collars; Optional HI-SECURITY cylinders available
Strike: 4-7/8" curved lip stainless steel w/tamperproof screws
Door Thickness: 1-3/4" standard; Extended range available
Door Prep: ANSI A115.1 lock face cutout, with 2-1/8" through hole for knob/rose assembly
5 Series (2-3/4" Backset)
55 Series (2-1/2" Backset)
Lock Front: Adjustable bevel steel backplate 1-1/4" x 8" x 7/64" thick, Cover plate 1/16" thick with tamper proof screws Latch: Solid stainless steel with antifriction latch lever, 3/4" throw (reversible)
Levers: Solid cast stainless steel. Levers Rotate up & down freely in locked or unlocked position Aux.
Deadlatch: 1/2" throw, (reversible)
Case: Stamped steel 3/32" thick, zinc dichromate finish Hubs: Steel, 9/32" on diamond, 5/16" on square w/security separator
Hub Lock Arm: (to lock hub) Steel 1/8" thick
Spindles: Independent spring-loaded spindles
Institutional Life Safety Cylindrical Locksets
ANSI-A156.2 Grade 1, UL listed 3 Hr. Fire Rating
Backset: 2-3/4" Standard, 2-3/8", 3-3/4", 5" Available
Latch #1834, stainless steel nose
Levers: Solid cast stainless steel. Levers Rotate up & down freely in locked or unlocked position
Levers recessed into solid stainless steel roses eliminating any open gap
Roses: Thru-bolted, spring loaded, #10 thru-bolts
Strike: #1135, 4-7/8" ASA curved lip strike
Door thickness: 1-3/4" +/- 1/16"
Cylinder: MARKS C keyway, 6 pin w/ 2 keys
Stainless steel retractor.
If you're in need of Anti-Ligature hardware for your project or property, give our friendly staff a call toll-free at 800-231-4105 or visit us online at www.hlflake.com.
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