Contour Blog

01Jun2016

New IP3x compliant and certified anti-ligature radiator guard grille design

New Contour anti-lig grille AL2-3X

Our specialist anti-ligature radiator guards, equipped with fully shrouded TRVs, security grilles and tamper-proof fixings to prevent unauthorised access, are widely recognised as setting the standard in the provision of safe heating for vulnerable individuals in secure facilities .

In order to minimize the risk of self harm, Contour’s latest anti-ligature radiator grille design incorporates 2mm holes at 4mm centres. This design has now been tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory and effectively exceeds IP3x standards (BS EN 60529) which tests for protection against the ingress of objects greater than 2.5mm in diameter.

Our new anti-ligature guard grille design means that Contour is well placed to meet the needs of UK prisons and secure custodial facilities. The Home Office Police Buildings Design Guide – Custody, July 2009, section PD3.02.14, details that grilles unless otherwise specified, should be perforated with 2mm diameter holes at 4mm centres.

The Certificate of Test Conformance can be viewed here.

For more information on our anti-ligature radiators and guards, see the links below: