The drain can only be removed with a custom tool, so the maintenance team can access and clean the drain without giving the patients access to the drain space to hide contraband. Even though safety was the purpose of the design, function was kept as priority, as the drain can discharge five gallons per minute.
Tower Industries has announced the launch of an anti-ligature drain cover made for solid surface showers. When planning the construction of a bathroom for patients suffering from mental illness, it is essential in the design process to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture to create a point of ligature, which may result in self harm or in extreme cases, loss of life. Its patent pending design accomplishes these goals and more.