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Preventing Self Harm with Anti-ligature TV Enclosures

 

Saving the lives of vulnerable people with anti-ligature TV enclosures.

 

Holding people against their will may seem like a crime, and in the wrong scenario it is, however holding people with a mental illness is recognised in a civil society, as a way to prevent self inflicted harm to themselves or towards others. This encompasses many forms of mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse and bipolar disorders and the side effects of these conditions result in many different outcomes from being withdrawn, not eating, not sleeping and violence. Whilst medication can be prescribed by a professional to aid the patient, it is not always successful and may be against a persons’ will.

Preventing Self Harm with Anti-ligature TV Enclosures

Preventing Self Harm with Anti-ligature TV Enclosures

 

Some mental conditions lie dormant until an incident occurs to provokes an outburst, this is where specially designed furniture – known as anti-ligature furniture, provides a safe environment. It is constructed to withstand force, and is shatter proof; which limits further destruction and pieces of furniture being used as a weapon against other people. This allows for a quality of life most of us take for granted. Watching television can be a calming, educational, informative and entertaining form of media, but the television itself can be deadly. It contains electrical parts which can cause death by electrocution and death by strangulation, let alone serious injury. Then there is the glass of the screen; many of us will have experienced how easy it is to accidentally get a cut from a dropped glass, but to actually slice the skin with a shard of glass can cause serious damaged to an artery or vein, the consequence of which is exsanguination, aka blood loss.

Taking one element of anti-ligature furniture, for instance the anti-ligature TV enclosures, can mean the difference between life and death. Providing a safe environment should be one of the fundamentals of caring for young offenders, immigration detainees or even mainstream prisoners. There is no accounting for potential suicide risks, despite initial healthcare screening when a person is first detained. Prevention is always better than cure; avoiding a conceivable situation may save a life, save a person from an injury and save a future criminal court case brought against the management of the institution.

But what is the cost of the plausible possibility of saving a life by installing an anti-ligature TV enclosure? If you put a price on something which is priceless, then it makes no sense; however for the nominal cost of installing TV protection can bring piece of mind, duty of care and a safe environment, which in itself is priceless.

The only business to provide worldwide solutions for anti-ligature TV enclosures is proencprojectorenclosures.co.uk.

For more information on anti-ligature TV enclosures, have a look at the website; fill in the ‘Contact Us’ section or call +44 (0) 843 2893717.

 

We look forward to advising you on providing a safe setting for vulnerable people by supplying anti-ligature TV enclosures.

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Anti Ligature TV Housing in UK Facilities

UK anti ligature television enclosures.

An Experienced Guide to Choosing the Safest Product And Planning for Anti Ligature TV Housing in UK Facilities

This is critical at the design stage of a development or re-development, so carrying out the planning and the augmentation process will result in a cost effective solution in the long run. Engaging an established and reputable designer and supplier of the best of British workmanship will guarantee the right anti-ligature product is installed to safeguard vulnerable people. Challenging behaviour can be found in many detention centres; from prisons, youth custody suites to immigration centres, where TV screens are located as information points as well as entertainment. Where conventional furniture is unsuitable for use in mental health facilities, uniquely designed pieces, like TV enclosures are safe to install and not as expensive as you may think – but what is the cost of a life against the cost of installing an enclosure? Not only are they safe, but durable and can even be powder coated in an antibacterial paint, making it safe and reducing the breeding ground for bacteria; just think how many hands touch a TV set.

A few questions which are asked about anti ligature TV housing units include:

Can the sound be heard clearly when a TV enclosure covers a television set? Yes, as there are very small holes at the front – just enough to let the sound out, but not enough to create a ligature point. A sound bar can also be installed within, to amplify the volume, depending on what area the sound has to cover. And yes, a remote control can be used whilst the TV is covered.

How clear is the viewing window? The viewing window is fitted to the inside of the TV enclosure and is designed to be virtually unbreakable (even if enough forced was used to break it, it would only crack and not fall out as glass would. Glass from the TV screen can be used as a weapon for self harm or against another person, like a member of staff).

What makes TV enclosures suitable for mental health institutes? The specific design of sloping sides avoids the potential for looping material around the unit and there are no points to hang a metal wire, ie. coat hanger from – another ligature point. Also there are no visible components, like screws or hinges to tempt self harm.

Whilst there are other products on the market, be aware as to how safe they are. Here is a short video demonstrating the failure points of a widely available TV enclosure, which most definitely is NOT suitable!

Even though televisions are enclosed and safety and durability are paramount, they do not impede on the aesthetic look of the environment. Mental health and detention centres are very cautious about looking after the detainees and have a duty of care, whilst providing a level of comfort, so by installing an anti ligature TV housing in UK facilities, you are not only providing a social, educational and informative facility, you are providing it within a safe environment.

Anti Ligature TV Housing in UK Facilities
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Contact an experienced manufacturer and supplier of anti ligature TV housing units when choosing the safest product.

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