When Geoff Woodyatt learned of the severe damage done to the fingers of a mental health professional when a service user crushed her fingers in a door he searched the manufacturers of anti-ligature products for a solution to this problem. Finding nothing that approached a solution he set about designing and developing something himself using his long experience in the building industry and property management he soon came up with a pull handle design that prevents finger trapping  and is also  aesthetically pleasing. He then appointed Dortrend International ltd to manufacture his invention.

Geoff’s safety handle is now in production and he has also received a R.O.S.C.A award for his contribution to preventing damage to fingers caused by doors t . The handle which can be used on double or single doors has applications specifically in schools  or public buildings.

The standard handle dimensions 1000x285mm are available in different wood materials, oak, ash, redwood and beech.

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