Developed for HM Prison Service and supplied into thousands of cells, IDC’s range of safer cell furniture is a suicide-proof, fire retardant, vandal-proof and cost effective alternative to standard prison furniture
Prisoner suicide is a major problem
for the prison service and high-risk
prisoners are housed in special cells.
Currently all cells are custom built at
HM Prison Service
approached IDC to develop a range of
furniture. This had to be suicide proof,
vandal resistant and fire safe.
CAD Layout of Cell
Modular design allowed a series of standard components to be designed that could be installed into a variety of different cell types across the prison estate. High tech adhesives were used to conceal fixings and anchor points.
IDC’s knowledge of materials and processes enabled the team to select materials that would withstand impact and abrasive attack, while conforming to the strict standards for fire, smoke and toxicity.
Testing Vandal Resistance
New vandal-proof, safer bed, desk and locker prototypes have
exceeded all prison service requirements
at less than half the cost of existing safer
Safer chairs and reduced risk
privacy screens are now successfully being used in prisons.