Behavioral Health


Safety is always a must in buildings and the hardware involved, but especially so when it comes to behavioral health centers. Whether it is a crisis intervention facility or mental health clinic the requirements and standards for hardware are much more stringent and necessary. Products such as knobs and closers can become tools in harm, known as ligature points, if not built to be resistant to such attempts. RIXSON offers products that not only are safe in mental health facilities, but approved by New York's Office of Mental Health (OMH), which independently tests and rates hardware products.

OMH's Rating System

Ranging from low to high risk, products are approved or rejected by whether they can be used as ligature points, or anywhere a string/object could be attached or catch on hardware for the purpose of self-harm. Low risk applies to products that would never be in patient areas, typically staff only areas. Medium risk areas are those where patients can access but only occasionally or under supervision. The products approved for high risk areas must be ligature resistant due to patients being by themselves or completely unsupervised.

51 Floor Closer

  • High Risk Areas
  • Accepted by New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
  • Available for interior doors
  • Accommodates door weights up to 250 lbs. and widths up to 4'0"
  • Fire rated models available
  • Vandal resistant: mechanism not exposed
  • Weight of door is supported by bottom arm and floor closer
  • Reduces stress on the frame and elminates door sag

700 Overhead Concealed Closer

  • Medium Risk Areas
  • Accepted by New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
  • Available for Interior or Exterior doors in a variety of finishes
  • Single or double acting closers available
  • Vandal resistant: mechanism not exposed

117-3/4 Pivot Set

  • Low Risk Areas
  • Exterior or Interior doors
  • Weight to 600 lbs.
  • Features sealed bearings 
  • Bottom pivot is mortised into floor

FA180 Pivot

  • Low Risk Areas
  • For fire door assemblies
  • Full Mortise


ASSA ABLOY offers many products in the hardware category that have been approved by OMH, and are ligature resistant including:

  • Architectural door accessories
  • Door control devices
  • Doors and frames
  • Electromechanical locking and egress products
  • Electronic access control
  • Integrated door assemblies
  • Mechanical locking and egress products

For more information visit our DSS website.