Source: NHS Improvement
The use of door stops and door buffers in health care settings may present a hazard resulting in a risk of harm to patients. A doorstop is a common term for all fixtures that protect or restrict a door operating freely; see ‘Device Details’ section for a list of definitions. This alert will use ‘doorstop’ to cover all types and functions.
- Estates Managers
- Health and Safety
- Risk Managers
- Design Teams
The multidisciplinary group should also include, a fire officer, infection control lead, clinician(s) & capital planning as required for the project.
Deadlines for action
Actions underway: 2 weeks to devise a workable plan to assess doorstops in the organisation
Actions complete: 6 months to have identified and started a programme of work on doorstops, where agreed necessary.