What is Anti Ligature?
During the construction or refurbishment of a space designed specifically for patients suffering from mental illness, it is essential to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture. A point of ligature can result in self harm and in extreme cases, loss of life. Unfortunately, many items that would be considered standard in traditional living situations can pose a significant risk of ligature. Alternative products must be used in order to achieve the same function and traditional look whilst providing a safe environment for both patients and staff. There are a variety of ways in which we can safeguard against ligature in a variety of areas including: bedroom, bathrooms and communal rooms.