Safety and Security for Hospitals and Healthcare

Hospitals and care facilities have grown in size to meet the demands of an increasing and ageing population and many now expand across large areas, containing multiple specialist units dealing with emergencies and in and out-patient services.

It’s a service sector which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; where the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors are key aspects in creating an environment conducive to patient treatment and recovery, and where healthcare professionals can operate without distraction.

The design of fencing, gates, secure enclosures and access control in and around hospitals and healthcare facilities will therefore typically perform many functions including:

  • Preventing unauthorised entry and egress from the grounds
  • Protecting patients, staff and visitors from accident and injury
  • Deterring theft, anti-social behaviour and reducing the risk of malicious damage
  • Managing the flow of supplies and deliveries
  • Securing power supplies
  • Separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic
  • Security and access control to clinical supplies, car parking, bicycle storage and waste storage
  • Mitigating noise propagation into the site
  • Providing the means for rapid evacuation and access for emergency services in the event of a major incident

Specifying fencing and gates for hospitals

Hospitals and other healthcare institutions are critical infrastructure where security and safety must be carefully balanced. We look at the recommended solutions that reduce the risk of theft and create safe sites.

Timber Fence Panels Create Garden At NHS Spinal Unit

Our timber fence panels were installed to create a relaxing and private garden for patients to enjoy while recovering at the spinal unit.

Completed Healthcare Projects

  • NHS Maudsley Hospital
  • NHS Blood and Transplant, Colindale
  • NHS St Michael’s Hospital
  • The Lister Hospital
  • NHS Blood and Transplant, Tooting
  • NHS Bradwell Community Hospital NHS Poole Hospital
  • NHS Goldie Leigh Hospital
  • NHS Southmead Hospital
  • NHS Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • NHS Buckland Hospital
  • NHS Springfield University Hospital
  • NHS Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • NHS Homerton University Hospital
  • NHS Kent & Canterbury Hospital
  • NHS The Hellingly Centre
  • All Saints Hospital
  • Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit - Horatio's Garden

Products suited to the healthcare environment

We offer a wide range of safety and security fencing, gates, internal and external enclosures, automated parking and access control solutions ranging from RoSPA Approved/BS EN 1176 compliant safety fencing, BS7818:1995 Class 1pedestrian guardrails, LPS1175 certified fencing and gate systems, National Offender Management Service (NOMS) approved mesh fencing and perimeter intrusion detection system to PAS 68 certified, crash rated products.

Whether in new builds, replacement or refurbishment projects, you’ll find our experience, expertise and product range ideally suited to the healthcare environment where disruption needs to minimised and products are expected to comply with regulations and perform reliably over an extended lifetime of use.