Valley Blinds are specialist suppliers of anti-ligature blinds, curtain tracks and cubicle tracks. Our team of trained fitters are experienced in installing anti-ligature products in locations where they are often required.
Two areas that have been identified as environments where persons are at greatest risk of self-harm are mental health hospitals (including psychiatric wards in general hospitals) and prisons and detention centres. In these areas the incidence of self-harm by ligature has been a serious cause of concern.
The Kestrel Magnetic Suspension System provides a highly effective means of greatly reducing this risk. Its load-release brackets are discreet and attractive, and this anti-ligature system is in use in psychiatric institutions and prisons throughout the UK.
The patented Kestrel system is simple and extremely effective. It will securely hold a range of items by powerful short-range magnetic attraction. When an abnormal load is applied the magnetic force is overcome and releases its load. And it can do this time after time. There will be no decline in the performance of this anti-ligature system, there is no mechanical restraint at all, nothing can jam, break or wear out. After an incident, all that is required is for the suspended item to be held immediately below the magnetic bracket or brackets. The magnetic force will then raise the item and click it into its correct position.
Contact Valley Blinds for anti-ligature blinds and tracks. We will be glad to discuss your requirements with you.