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Wood or Steel Anti Ligature TV Enclosure?

In the UK the NHS have had a radical wake up call, as previously they used to make their own anti ligature TV enclosures from wood, even some competitors make them now in MDF, (lots of bits glued together). But after a recent meeting they have found that the issues with the wood solution are not a real anti ligature solution.

Issues with wooden an anti ligature TV enclosure.

  1. As you can imagine it is difficult in making all the joints flush and smooth, so no one can use a joint to force material in such as bedding to form a ligature point.
  2. A wooden solution is not a cabinet or enclosure but a cover, as it fits over the TV and usually has no back cover to it.
  3. Audio out of the TV cabinet is muffled.
  4. Security is poor, can easily be broken using a chair to attack the cabinet.
  5. Access for maintenance and turning the volume up is difficult.

UK NHS Psychiatric hospitals replacing wooden boxes with a real anti ligature solution.

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During a recent high level meeting, it was proven that the entire UK NHS is replacing all wooden TV cases, irrelevant if they are homemade or purchased from a supplier as these are not fit for purpose.

Throughout the discussions, a constant issue kept coming up and that was the MDF TV cabinets, with clients scratching away the coating, eating it and then pouring water on to the damaged area which resulted in the surface material swelling and then when the clients pulled on them, the area just broke away. 1 patient had to have their stomach pumped as they had ingested some of the MDF and the chemicals used to make the board were causing harm to the client. In 2011 Urea-formaldehyde was categorised as a Human Carcinogen, meaning exposure to this chemical can cause cancer! Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urea-formaldehyde

Now ask yourself should a product that has a cancer causing component be used in hospitals?

Now compare this to a ProEnc steel anti ligature TV cabinet.

  1. ProEnc’s steel enclosure has all sloped sides welded and smooth, then painted – giving the maximum strength possible.|
  2. ProEnc’s TV cabinet completely encloses the TV and the rear panel gives the additional strength only steel can provide.
  3. Their TV enclosure has a vented front door to enable the audio from the TV to exit the enclosure without being muffled when used with modern flat screen televisions.
  4. ProEnc’s anti ligature TV case is the most secure on the market being fitted with high security locks and will withstand the most vicious attacks.
  5. Access is simple for maintenance and controlling the TV.

ProEnc’s success.

ProEnc export their anti-ligature TV cabinets to countries throughout the world, including Canada, North America, Asia and Europe. They have over 27 years’ experience manufacturing protective enclosures, why would you choose any other company.

ProEnc enclosures can be contacted on 0843 2893717 to discuss their anti ligature TV enclosure for psychiatric use.

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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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