For use in low-risk patient areas where an indicator is required.
Product use :
The features and benefits of the Primera Indicator lock are unique in that it is thought to be the only 'fully integrated' indicator lock of its type with the benefit of a full anti-barricade mechanism available for the mental health market today.
The indicator facility is directly driven by the internal handle. The key cannot change the status of the indicator but can be used to isolate the room if necessary. As such, the only way the status of the indicator can change is if the handle is operated from inside the room. Typically most bathrooms are accessed through a single door and therefore if the indicator is in the red position, there is definitely someone inside the room. This feature has made the Primera Indicator Lock very popular throughout mental healthcare even on bedroom doors as it helps clinical staff 'at a glance' to understand the whereabouts of the service user.
In addition to the indicator facility, and like the Bedroom Lock, this product is equipped with Primera's trademark Primary Barricade Override mechanism which ensures that the staff key will always dominate the lock even when the service user tries to prevent staff access by holding the internal handle. Most competitor products utilise a clutch mechanism to provide the anti-barricade function. Such products have many shortcomings not least of which is the potential for the clutch to slip prematurely which in a fire could have potentially disastrous consequences.
Tested to the highest standard (Level 4 DHF TS001) this product provides the service user with an easy to operate internal Turn/Pull to enable locking of the bathroom door for the purposes of service user privacy & dignity and to fully conform with current mental health legislation. Please see our brochure below for alternative handle options.