It’s almost been a year since Safehinge Primera merged and we’re investing further in our design and engineering department – growing from three to six full-time employees.
A sign of our commitment to improving Mental Health environments, this investment will allow us to cope with the long list of products ideas in our development pipeline – all based on feedback from clinicians, estates, and service users.
We believe we’ve made some fantastic progress already with our collapsible anti-barricade stop and en-suite door and have more exciting developments on the way. The next major development – our intelligent door alarm, is something that when used alongside our en-suite door (and anti-ligature fittings throughout the bedroom) could be the paradigm shift in mental health inpatient care, pushing the ligature risk outside the bedroom.
Matt Marais – Design Engineer
Matt joined our team this month, having run his own product design business for over 5 years – single-handedly designing, producing and selling camera equipment. Winning several awards for his design and engineering work, including a Red Dot concept award, it was clear to us that Matt would fit in seamlessly with our product design and engineering team.
Plus, Matt brings a skillset in product presentation, video production, and consumer insight. Take a look at the video Matt has already developed for our award-wining anti-barricade doorset.
Max Szczerkowski – Design Engineer
Recently graduating from Loughborough Design school with a First class honors degree. Working as a joiner and cabinet maker before his course, he joins our team equipped with a wealth of experience in model making and prototyping.
Completing a year in industry with a design consultancy, Max also has commercial design and manufacturing experience which he has already demonstrated in his role. Despite having only started this month, Max has already begun to conduct extensive customer research, enabling him to develop several key requirements for our current product developments.
Kevin Addie – Continuous Improvement Manager
With 25 years of experience in quality management and Lean Six Sigma Kevin has worked with world-class automotive parts suppliers to improve the efficiency and quality of components. With error rates unheard of in construction, we are ready for him to bring this best practice to our products and projects.
Having already visited numerous sites, and key suppliers to understand the full flow of product, Kevin has very quickly delved into his role with us. Making several key observations for process improvements – from production through to installation, we look forward to him implementing these over the coming months.
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