There have been a number of self-harm incidents reported involving fixed wardrobe rails, so any risk assessment should include a serious appraisal of this possibility. The Kestrel load release wardrobe rail provides the solution by suspending a lightweight aluminium rail from Kestrel top-fix brackets. Under excess load the rail and its holders will part from the brackets. The alternative K530 features a polycarbonate rail (see inset picture) in place of aluminium. Although its useful capacity is reduced it poses less of a weapons risk in violent situations. The overall width of the standard unit is 500mm but longer rails are available using intermediate brackets and holders.
Specification: Kestrel load-release wardrobe rail K500
(aluminium) / K530 (polycarbonate) as manufactured by SK Systèmes. Lightweight rail, with holders magnetically suspended from top-fix brackets.