As part of an ongoing refurbishment at the Priestley Unit and Priory 2 Ward in South West Yorkshire NHS FT, a mixture of old locks and handles needed replaced due safety concerns with clutched cylinders and the insufficient grip offered by some older handles.
They chose our 5-way SOS (Staff Override System) anti-barricade locksets and Pinch grip anti-ligature handles throughout.
As a refurbishment project, existing ironmongery was being removed, so close attention was paid to the quality of fitting and maintaining the fire integrity of the doors.
That’s why we managed the project – through our supply and fit service.
Our locksets saves lives. They have five override methods, to ensure staff can overcome any barricade. However, they are only safe if staff are properly trained. Martin provided staff specific training to the estate team and clinical staff – ensuring they could confidently operate the locks in a crisis.
Our 5-way SOS video also serves as a helpful refresher for clinical staff:
Throughout both units – 23 bedrooms at Priestley and 22 at Priory – our 5-way SOS (Staff Override System) lockset was installed on all high risk rooms: bedrooms, interview rooms, ward offices and toilets.