Removable restraint rings gaining popularity in a shift towards ligature-resistant furniture and humanized environments.
The risk is clear. In an environment where restraint rings are necessary, you must factor in the dangers that come with them. In the push towards ligature-resistant environments, restraint rings pose a clear and present risk.
The team at Norix recognized the potential hazard and has developed a unique solution: The removable restraint ring.
The concept is simple and effective. As an option for our industry-leading Attenda series of seclusion room furniture, the removable restraint rings offer the flexibility to be anchored or removed quickly.
Removal of the restraint ring requires a key. Once it is removed, the bolt and spacer together are used to fill the gap once occupied by the restraint ring eliminating a potential ligature point.
Increase Safety and Create a More Humanized Environment
The removal of the restraint rings is a definite step-up in safety, but the often overlooked benefit is a more humanized environment.
The mere presence of restraint rings can have the potential to increase anxiety and stress in a resident. With the ability to remove them, staff now can foster a calmer setting when possible.
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