ASSA ABLOY Cam-Motion® DC500A door closers were installed, enabling lower door opening forces for all users ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions has supplied products to a college based in East Lancashire. Nelson and Colne College was formed by a merger of a number of local sixth forms and currently has around 1,700 full-time students and 4-5,000 part-time students. Complying With The Equality Act A new classroom block at the college has been supplied with a range of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions products including its high performance specification lock case, Optimus3, via local Architectural Ironmongers, Mercer and Sons. ASSA ABLOY Cam-Motion® DC500A door closers were installed, enabling lower door opening forces for all users. This assists in helping to meet the requirements of The Equality Act, specifically BS8300 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations. UNION’s Optimus3 specification range of modular Euro-profile lock cases is specifically designed for areas where high performance and aesthetics are critical. In addition, the dimensions of the lockcases also satisfy the requirements of The Equality Act, making the range the ideal choice for use in schools and colleges. UNION 1000-series stainless steel lever handles and accessories were also included in the installation. Supplying High Security Products Ben Hacking, GAI qualified Architectural Ironmonger at Mercer and Sons said: “In a college environment, it is fundamental that security meets rigorous legislative demands. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions simplified the project from a supply perspective, providing us with a comprehensive package of high security products, which meets all requirements and is competitively priced. “We have a close working relationship with the main contractor on the project, Barnfield Construction Ltd, so it was crucial to ensure that we installed quality products, which would be durable and reliable for the college. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions had the breadth of range available to assure us they could deliver on functionality and aesthetics.” Ian Chapman, Regional Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, added: “We have extensive experience in the education sector and are pleased that we were able to help create a safe and secure learning environment at Nelson and Colne College, through our affiliation with Mercer and Sons.”
UNION’s keyULTRA™ 6 pin masterkey system offers improved key control for NHS security and facilities managers UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is supplying its keyULTRA™ system to the state of the art West Cumberland Hospital. The hospital is based in Whitehaven, Cumbria and is set to open in October 2015. Facilities will include 261 beds; the majority of which will be in single en-suite rooms, cutting edge equipment including radiology machines and seven theatres. Improved Key Control UNION’s keyULTRA™ 6 pin masterkey system, is being installed throughout the hospital, providing improved key control for NHS security and facilities managers. keyULTRA™ masterkey cylinders possess one of the longest patents in the market, expiring in 2028. DuraPIN™ technology protects both the key and cylinder assembly from illegal duplication, providing the hospital with complete key control and permitting access to authorized personnel only. Featuring self-lubricating materials designed to enhance its resistance to wear and tear, UNION’s keyULTRA™ is ideal for busy hospital environments and can help to reduce maintenance costs, while ensuring the security product remains completely effective over a sustained period of time. High Security Rating Steve Dougan, Estates Manager at West Cumberland Hospital, said: “When West Cumberland Hospital opens, it will have around 2,000 employees, including cleaners, medical consultants and catering staff, this combined with a vast number of patients and visitors, makes security and key management a high priority for us. “This masterkey system from UNION is an effective way of ensuring that no unauthorized keys are cut, therefore all facilities and security managers have knowledge of everyone with access to each area of the hospital.” Ian Chapman, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “keyULTRA™ provides the high security rating essential to safeguard the large amount of sensitive information and expensive equipment found in hospitals.
ASSA ABLOY’s DC256 clutch thumbturns were installed at the facility ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has supplied a range of products that mitigate patient risk to a new West Midlands mental health facility. Oak House, based in Tipton, provides a specialist 24 hour nursing service for men and women with mental health disabilities. The Camino healthcare facility features bedrooms, bedsits, assisted bathrooms and meeting rooms, which have all been designed to accommodate challenging residents who require a high level of care. ASSA’s DC256 clutch thumbturns were installed, offering privacy to patients while ensuring that staff can gain entry at all times in case of emergency. Designed for use on individual bedrooms within secure accommodation, the thumbturns have an anti-barricade functionality; if the user attempts to grip a thumbturn to prevent staff entry, the sprung clutch mechanism releases and allows the key to turn. At the same time as addressing the need to prevent fatalities, the products are also aesthetically pleasing, blending into the surrounding environment of the new healthcare facility, to avoid creating the feel of a stifling, clinical environment. In addition, ASSA ABLOY’s electro-mechanical hold open devices were fitted and linked to the fire alarm system. Enabling doors to be held open at a desired angle, but to close automatically in the case of an emergency. ASSA ABLOY’s CAM-motion door closers, also ensured the doors were light to open, while retaining closing power, offering an ideal solution for people with disabilities. Mark Parry, Sales director at Walsall based AI Locks & Fittings, said: “ASSA ABLOY has a wealth of experience working within the health sector, including mental health facilities, so it made sense to specify a tried and trusted brand to secure the Camino healthcare project.” “We worked closely with ASSA ABLOY to ensure that the products supplied minimised risk to patients who might harm themselves.” Ian Chapman, Regional Sales Manger for ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “Having worked on similar projects in the past, we were able to provide the products to meet with the challenging brief. While addressing the critical need for a safe environment for patients and staff, the products are discreet, contributing to a modern and comfortable facility that is not an intimidating environment for patients. It is typical of ASSA ABLOY’s specification team to meet with a dual challenge such as this.”