21st June 2022

What is an Anti Ligature Handrail?

Ligature risk is anything that can be used to attach a cord, rope or other material for hanging or strangulation, including ceiling pipes, shower rails, and handrails. In mental health facilities where this is a higher risk of patient self harm, anti ligature products such as the Intrim IHR39 Handrail are used to reduce the risk. The handrail is constructed with one continuous length with no exposed gaps , brackets or supports.