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Ligature Resistant Lever Handle – Mortise #DH420

Ligature resistant mortise lever handle installed on door

Product Description

This ligature resistant mortise latch set meets ADA standards by eliminating the operational requirement “pinch and grasp motion”.  The lever handle’s stationary position is horizontal, but rotates freely up or down (bidirectional) to allow slippage of any ligature device in an attempt to tie or wrap over the top or under the bottom of the lever.  The escutcheon plate is sloped at a low profile, from the door to the lever handle itself, to eliminate any further ligature points, and maintains extremely tight tolerances.  The latch set is handed, and accommodates a door thickness of 1-3/4″.  The escutcheon and lever handle is constructed of solid stainless steel, and is being offered in a satin stainless steel finish. 

This mortise latch set can be ordered in wide variety of functions (see Functions pdf), but we recommend either the deadbolt, bathroom/privacy, or passage 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 and allow the outside lever handle to rotate freely even when the latch or deadbolt is locked. Also, with any of these three functions, a single action (turning the inside lever) throws the deadbolt and latch for free egress, which eliminates having to turn a thumb-turn or coin-turn in junction with turning the lever handle (double action). 

  • High quality stainless steel components
  • Meets or exceeds all performance testing of ANSI A156.13 Grade 1 mortise locks
  • Integral part of your Health/Safety and Accident Prevention programs
  • Mortise is UL listed for a 3 hour fire door
  • Clutching mortise
  • Clutching function can be activated for I/S and/or O/S levers
  • Outside clutching lever to protect lock against abuse and allow free rotation
  • Variety of mortise functions available to fit your unique security and safety requirements
  • Heavy duty escutcheon and sectional trim available
  • Handing field reversible
  • Small Format 6 or 7 pin Interchangeable Core (SFIC) available
  • 32D Finish

Technical Resources

  • Functions Sheet

Our Recent Testimonials

  • David Bean CHFM, FMP

    Regional Corporate Manager of Facilities UHS
    Behavioral 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, CBIS

    Assistant Director
    Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
    Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    I 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 Terranova

    I 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 Officer

    Banner Health
    The 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.