introduced a new fit-for-purpose restroom door latch designed to address
privacy issues in public restrooms caused by intentional or accidental damage.
Pureablue’s Head of
Product Development, Josh Willoughby explains that doors and locks on public
restrooms are constantly damaged by vandals or even accidentally when the doors
are slammed shut with the lock tongue extended. Site repairs can be difficult
and even costly especially when entire doors need to be replaced. Damaged
latches can also cause a lot of frustration for users when they cannot lock the
door, putting constant pressure on facility managers to address the matter promptly.
number of commercially available latches are yet to be upgraded to comply with
the mandated AS1428.1(2009) lever dimensions.
Pureablue’s new range
of restroom privacy latches has been developed to address all these issues. Compliant
with the lever action requirement of the Standard, the system cannot be
deployed and the door slammed at the same time, eliminating damage. Fabricated
from 4mm stainless steel, it is a fit-for-purpose latch for public restrooms and
offers enhanced vandal resistance.
The Pureablue privacy
latch system can be specified for new restroom projects or retrofitted to an