A person planning to commit suicide will look for any method available. They will scan a room and see potential tools for self-harm where someone else might see a bed frame, a mirror, or a doorknob.
Many suicide attempts take place in mental health or incarceration facilities. As we wrote in an earlier post, 50% of suicides by hanging involve a ligature point lower than the patient’s height. This makes doorknobs and handles a common spot to tie a rope.
A 2013 report at the US National Library of Medicin National Institute of Health reports that over 70 percent of the suicides that take place in psychiatry units in the United States occur by hanging.
Since the majority of suicides occur by hanging and the patients typically used doors and sheets as their tools, the report recommended removing the common anchor points and lanyards from the environment of care.
If you list the main causes of damage done to business properties, you’ll end up putting fire at the number one spot.
Even if you don’t end up losing your business in a fire, the damage done to your building could be catastrophic if the items in your building aren’t up to code. Having the right fire-rated access doors is one of the best places to start in protecting your business.
Here’s what you should be thinking about when shopping for fire-rated doors.
Do you own a commercial building? Are you looking for the latest in commercial door hardware technology?
As a developer or commercial property owner, you want doors that are secure, durable and energy-efficient.
In the U.S, burglaries cost businesses nearly 800 million dollars every year. Most of these burglaries occur when businesses are closed and 58% of them involve forcible entry.
Not to mention, one of every burglar reports gain entry by picking locks or using a key.
This is enough evidence that most doors can be bypassed by nearly anyone planning to break into a business.