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1.  Anti ligature coat ho

Posted 12-01-2015 10:26

Dear All, I have been researching on collapsible coat hook for a day clinic facility.  The owner wants the coat hook to be collapsible under a load of 10 kg to be installed in patient toilets but almost all of the brands that I have come across can't meet that (12 kg seems to be the norm). I just wonder, if there are any national or international standards out there for loads apply on coat hook to be collapsed in low/ med risk area.  Thanks in advance.

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Wai K Ng AIA
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2.  RE: Anti ligature coat ho

Posted 12-02-2015 19:05
Edited by Ursula Johnson 12-02-2015 19:20

Consider these two manufacturers.  They are used in psychiatric units and will work, they just don't look that great.

Whitehall - http://www.whitehallmfg.com/product.aspx?ProductId=614&title=Ligature+Resistant+Single+Hook+Panel

Odd Ball Industries; SP6 Robe/Towel Hook - http://www.oddballindustries.com

Bradley Corporation – B983 Vandal Resistant Clothes Hook - http://www.bradleycorp.com 

Source:Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 6.0  p.41 and 69-70

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Ursula Johnson Assoc. AIA
Washington DC



3.  RE: Anti ligature coat ho

Posted 12-02-2015 22:13

The State of New York has the best regulations and recommendations for mental health hardware and specifications for psychiatric facilities.

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Bruce Bonine AIA
Vice President
Cannon Design
Vancouver BC