This ligature resistant mortise latch set is ANSI Grade 1/1A approved by meeting ligature requirements in 5 directions (up/down/left/right/forward). The design and function of the handle/trim deter ligature in any manner while maintaining ADA requirements. The latch is retracted by pulling the handle down. When released, the handle automatically returns to the up position, allowing the latch to close. The latch set is handed and accommodates a door thickness of 1-3/4″, or other upon request. The handle, escutcheon plate, deadlocking latch bolt, and ASA strike are constructed of solid stainless steel, and come standard in a satin stainless steel finish. Pin Torx tamper resistant screws are included. Available in over 25 functions, 10 year manufacturer’s limited warranty, and approved by OMH of New York.
This mortise latch set can be ordered in wide variety of functions, but we recommend either the passage, classroom, or privacy/bathroom functions for the behavioral/psychiatric environment. All three functions allow free egress for the patient at all times in order to meet safety/fire code compliance. Also, with any of these three functions, a single action (pulling the inside handle down) throws the deadbolt and latch for free egress, which eliminates having to turn a thumb-turn or coin-turn in junction with pulling the inside handle (double action).
David Bean CHFM, FMPRegional Corporate Manager of Facilities UHSBehavioral Safety Products “BSP” is one of the preferred vendors for UHS ligature resistant products. I have worked with David DeLoache and his team over the past 9 years, utilizing many of their products within our facilities. They are continuously evaluating the challenging needs of the behavioral environment and creating new products to meet our hospital needs.
Amber Siegfried, LPC, CBISAssistant Director
Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesI am pleased to share with you and your team that we have had a highly positive experience with BSP. Your team has been very patient and responsive to our questions, our mistakes and our needs. Many of the products involved very specific details and the team at BSP went above and beyond to explain each specification and double check my work. We greatly appreciate all you have done for us and I’m sure will continue to do!
Jason TerranovaOPTIMUS ARCHITECTUREI greatly appreciate the assistance the team at BSP has provided us throughout the course of design and into construction. You have been very patient with what may have seemed like never-ending questions. I find it invaluable to have vendors, such as BSP, who are patient, thorough, and take the time to understand our project needs. Vendors like you keep owners and architects happy and ultimately help make the project a success.
Chief Executive OfficerBanner HealthThe team at Behavioral Safety Products has been a terrific partner in our efforts to update our older behavioral health inpatient units. Many of the units have dated spaces that have odd fixtures and required retrofitting to be installed. They have helped us on multiple projects and even worked with their distributor to speed up delivery time in order for us to meet internal deadlines. BSP has been a pleasure to work with and a great resource for our facilities team.