For use in low-risk patient areas where locking/unlocking is controlled by staff
The '96' differs from the '86' in that it is a manual locking product but also supplied in a key/key format. This application provides an anti-ligature Pull Handle on both sides of the door. When in the unlocked position the door is held closed by means of an adjustable roller catch which negates the need for any lever handles.
Designed initially for communal room applications (where it is not advisable to use a Turn/Pull due to the potential for service user misuse) the '96' can also be used for link doors or offices where a manual locking regime is preferred.
More recently this product has become the preferred option for en-suite bathrooms in CAMHS units and other challenging environments due to the fact that it has the capacity to lock the door both in the closed and open position.
Having the potential to lock the door in the open position has become more common in the mental health environment to prevent doors being damaged during periods of particularly challenging behaviour.
The '96' now comes in six different design options and is available in a range of electro-plated and powder coated finishes.