Industry Insights

Regularly interacting with you and gaining an in-depth understanding of your world, this has enabled us to develop an extensive knowledge and high level of expertise in both the Mental Health and Education sectors in which we operate. 

Our range of articles below share our range of unique perspectives and reliable insights about these challenging industries, allowing us to connect up-to-date insights and issues with solutions for you. 

Electronic access control: 'breaking down the barrier to getting better'
04 September 2019

Electronic access control: 'breaking down the barrier to getting better'

Martin Lees, Access Control Manager at Safehinge Primera, provides expert industry insight into how electronic access control systems can have a positive impact on the lives of both patients and staff in Mental Health inpatient environments.
Five reasons why our integral finger guard is perfect for paediatric care environments
19 June 2019

Five reasons why our integral finger guard is perfect for paediatric care environments

Finger Guard specialist, Adam Neilson shares why he thinks integral finger guard, Alumax should be specified in new build paediatric healthcare facilities.
A stand-out year at Design in Mental Health 2019
07 June 2019

A stand-out year at Design in Mental Health 2019

SHP Marketing Executive, Erin discusses her first Design in Mental Health exhibition - a stand-out year for us as we set out to create a stand representative of the safe spaces for recovery that we work with you to create across the UK.
NHS Long Term Plan: Is it enough in the short term?
17 January 2019

NHS Long Term Plan: Is it enough in the short term?

Mairi MacLean shares her thoughts on the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan and how it impacts the future of mental health.
Education Authority for Northern Ireland releases finger entrapment safety alert
27 November 2018

Education Authority for Northern Ireland releases finger entrapment safety alert

Taking a look at our retro-fit finger ejecting guard as an ideal solution following the finger entrapment safety alert released by the Education Authority for Northern Ireland in October 2018.
NCISH: Will the 2018 report encourage the next decade's improvements; safer spaces that aid recovery?
12 November 2018

NCISH: Will the 2018 report encourage the next decade's improvements; safer spaces that aid recovery?

The four years that followed the 2006 National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) saw in-patient suicides fall by 31%. Philip reflects on this while also looking to the future in the hope that the 2018 report will encourage more safe spaces that aid recovery.
World Suicide Prevention Day – what can we all do to help?
10 September 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day – what can we all do to help?

Mairi MacLean shares her key learning points from her training with the Zero Suicide Alliance, focusing on helping people at risk of suicide. She also comments on a colleague's experience where he was able to apply the training and help someone in crisis.
The hidden features of 5-way SOS Locksets
07 August 2018

The hidden features of 5-way SOS Locksets

Keith Evans shares the top questions he's asked about our 5-way SOS (Staff Override System) – what makes it different from 1-way SOS, where to use it and what its biggest benefit is.
Four lifesaving details of our collapsible anti-barricade stop
26 June 2018

Four lifesaving details of our collapsible anti-barricade stop

Clair Sharpe recently joined our team. In this article, she shares her steep (and very enjoyable) learning curve to understand everything about our products. She shares specific details of one product – our collapsible anti-barricade stop – that's 'blown her away'.
Zero Suicide: A Feasible Goal?
24 April 2018

Zero Suicide: A Feasible Goal?

Philip Ross discusses Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's goals for a 'zero suicide rate' in Mental Health facilities, and how the role of the built environment and staff training can be part of the solution.