HMP Wormwood Scrubs
Pineapple furniture was recently selected by HMP Wormwood Scrubs to transform their visits areas into a safer, less daunting space. The previous furniture was no longer fit for purpose because chairs and tables had been damaged and had to be removed for safety reasons. The coffee tables were light enough to be picked up and thrown and chair cushions were presenting a concealment risk prompting new, safer and more robust furniture.
By understanding the previous issues and worries with their visit furniture, we were able to improve prisoner, staff and visitor safety with our Ryno furniture range. The Ryno chairs were supplied in a consistent colour scheme to assist staff monitoring and were weighted to 30kg to prevent throwing. The rotationally moulded one-piece design improved safety within the visits halls because unlike a conventional chair, there are no legs to detach and weaponise, and the chair cannot be easily lifted from the floor. Safety throughout the rest of the prison is helped too by the absence of concealment points which reduces contraband stashing. This single-piece construction creates an extremely strong and resilient chair which will require fewer replacements over time. The chairs were coupled with white Cumulus coffee tables which also deter misuse courtesy of their heavy-duty powder coated steel base.
What the customer thought:
“The installation of Ryno chairs and tables in the visits complex has served to both improve safety and security whilst providing an uplifting and visually pleasing environment for visitors and prisoners.”