We approach testing in a methodical, measurable, and repeatable way.  Unlike current industry guidance, which focuses on just two or three tests, our products undergo 12 rigorous mechanical and abuse assessments, as well as strict fire and acoustic checks. 




Slam shut test (DD 171)

Simulating the sustained abuse that a doorset is be exposed to in the challenging Mental Health environment. It tests the durability of the doorstop and the frame's connection to the structural opening.


Downward deformation test

Measuring how much the door drops when a large force is applied downwards through the door handle. This tests whether the door hinge is damaged to the extent that the door can no longer contain a fire compartment.


Seclusion door: Abuse testing

Built to withstand extreme abuse, our seclusion room door was hit more than 100 times with a paving maul in the same location. 


En-suite door: Abuse testing

Designed to withstand extreme abuse, the pivots are tested beyond the levels set by current industry guidance.


Physical attack test

Simulating a sustained attack on the door and hinge to ensure that no prospect of self-harm are exposed.


Vision panel attack test

Can a vision panel sustain a continued assault without becoming a risk to the service user? Sureview can.


Leg jamb test

This test focuses on the emergency release doorstop (Swiftstop), simulating a service user trying to barricade the door using their body strength.


Body impact test (DD 171)

Simulating the repeated impact of a body slamming against the door and testing the damage to the doorstop, frame, hinge and fixings.




Fire rating test

We design safety into our products. The result? Fire-safe doors rated up to FD30 and FD60. This tests the complete doorset package - from the lockset and vision panel to the hinge and door closer.



En-suite anti-ligature testing 

Removing all known ligature points, the leaves of the en-suite door detach under abnormal load (6-8kg) and the pivots are designed to resist ligature attachment. 



Anti-ligature handle testing 

We use the TS001 specification to independently test all of our handles – and they all pass at the highest levels.  For example our Grab, Pinch grip and turn/pull handles, designed for higher risk environments achieve A4 status.  And our Elephants trunk and Oryx handles, which make door opening easier but are less ligature resistant, achieve B4 status. 

In doing so, we show that our fixed door hardware won’t support ligature attachments with a 0.475kg load on a 0.5mm ligature.



Glasgow office

Level 4, Skypark 3
14 Elliot Place
G3 8EP

t: 0330 058 0988

Blackpool office 

Unit 8 Bankfield House
250 Bristol Avenue



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