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. 

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.
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.
Superior testing standards: Testing our robust seclusion room doorset
29 March 2018

Superior testing standards: Testing our robust seclusion room doorset

Leading most of the testing at Safehinge Primera, I apply our engineering-led approach to develop all-encompassing testing procedures that are repeatable, and evidence-based. I've written this article to share the recent testing of our seclusion room door, and to examine our role in developing a national set of standards.
Improving recovery rates in the face of an unparalleled demand for Mental Health services
22 February 2018

Improving recovery rates in the face of an unparalleled demand for Mental Health services

A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC report) stressed the need for Trusts to reduce restrictive practices in Mental Health wards. I've produced this article to examine what this means for the future of Mental Health environments and how electronic locksets may be part of the solution