The Ultimate Shank-Free Cleaning Kit

Briarwood Products has newly released The Ultimate Shank-Free Cleaning Kit. This is a 11 piece       Shank-Free kit designed to tackle all cleaning purposes.

This Kit Includes:

  • 6010 – Shank-Free Safety Orange Dust Pan
  • 6021-F – Shank-Free Safety Orange Easy Sweep Angled Broom
  • 6038C – Shank-Free Safety Orange Floor Scrubbing Brush
  • 6023 – Shank-Free Safety Orange Hand-Held Scrubbing Brush
  • 6025-36 – Shank-Free 5″ x 36″ Safety Orange Plastic Dust Mop Frame
  • 6044-PL56 – 56″ Plastic Flexible Handle with Medium Tip
  • 6042-PL56 – Shank-Free Plastic Flexible Handle with Short Tip
  • 6031E-PL56 – Shank-Free Plastic Clip-On Connector with Plastic Flexible Handle
  • 6052C-PL56 – Shank-Free Quick-Bite Wet Mop Holder with Plastic Flexible Handle
  • 6046-F56 – Shank-Free Black Fiberglass Handle with Long Tip
  • 6022-18 – Shank-Free 18″ Push Broom
  • 6019 – Shank-Free Threaded Shower Scrub Brush (NEW – Not Pictured)

The Ultimate Shank-Free Cleaning Kit is safe for all to use within Correctional Facilities.

For more information about The Ultimate Shank-Free Cleaning Kit please email us at: or call: (216) 398-1107

Bundle Package Options

Briarwood Products is proud to announce the release of Bundle Packages for our Dust Mop Frames, Quick-Bite Wet Mop Holder and the Tite-Bite Wet Mop Holder. Recently, the Dust Mop Frames and Wet Mop Holders were sold separately from their connectors and their handles. Now, for the convenience of our customers we are providing bundle packaging. The Dust Mop Frames and Wet Mop Holders will be attached to their connectors and handles. Briarwood prides itself on fast and efficient ordering for our customers, and feel that our new bundle packages will provide our customers with a simplified way of ordering.




Orange Shank-Free Backbone with Plastic Handle and Clip-On Connector
(Available in either 24″ Frame -#6524-PL or 36″ Frame – #6536-PL)


Orange Shank-Free Backbone with Fiberglass Handle and Clip-On Connector
(Available in either 24″ Frame – #6524-F or 36″ Fame – 6536-F)


Quick-Bite Wet Mop Holder Bundle is paired with Black Fiberglass Handle. (Mop Head sold separately)


Tite-Bite Wet Mop Holder Bundle. Tite-Bite is paired with Black Fiberglass Handle (Mop Head Sold Separately)





Black Plastic Dust Mop Frame with Briarwood Clip-On Connector
(Available in 18″-#9518, 24“-#9524, 30″– #9530, and 36″ -#9536)

Black Plastic Low Profile Dust Mop Frame with Low Profile Connector

(Available in 12″, 18″, and 24″)

#95325-12 – Without Velstuds , #95325-18 – Without Velstuds, #95325-24 – Without Velstuds

#95326-12 – With Velstuds, #95326-18 – With Velstuds, #95326-24 – With Velstuds

For Pricing Information Please Call (216) 398-1107 or Email Us:

For convenient ordering all products are now available on

Which Handle Suits Your Facility Best?

Wooden Handles

Wooden Handles are the most well-know handle in the cleaning industry. Wooded handles are durable and able to perform any cleaning task. Although wooden handles are well-know and easily fit into a budget, they are not well-suited for Correctional Facility. They are the most deadly handles to have in a Correctional Facility. 

Wooden Handles break and splinter easily. Once broken they can be sharpened and transformed into a deadly shank or weapon immediately. These handles are the most dangerous to have in correctional facilities.

Fiberglass Handles

Briarwood Products Fiberglass Handle adds a level of safety and security that other wooden handles are unable to provide within correctional facilities. These handles are lightweight, non flammable, non conductive, moisture and rot free. They are inherently strong and durable and will shatter and bend under high stress.

Wooden handles are heavy and easily hold moisture and bacteria. Briarwood Products Fiberglass Handle is lightweight and eliminates the ability for moisture and bacteria to build up on the handle. Wooden handles will break easily and splinter when broken where the Fiberglass Handle will shatter and bend if abused. The grips and tips of the handle are made from a special rubbery plastic that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank.

This Fiberglass Handle is a great alternative to the wooden handle. 

If this handle should become damaged, discard it immediately.

Plastic Handles

Briarwood Products Plastic Handle is the best and SAFEST handle on the market today for correctional facilities. The Plastic Handle is strong, durable, flexible, and is designed so items cannot be concealed inside of it. This handle is lightweight and its flexibility is a safety feature of the handle.

The new plastic 56″ handle is made from a special plastic that will virtually eliminate the ability for inmates to form or reform a shank or shank handle. This is a 1″ diameter handle made from a unique polymer that will not melt like other standard hard plastics.

The grips and tips of the handle are made from a special rubbery plastic that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a weapon. 

This Plastic Handle is the best and SAFEST alternative to the wooden handle. 

If this handle should become damaged, discard it immediately.


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For pricing information please contact us at (216) 398-1107. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your business.

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Why Briarwood Cleaning Tools Are Essential To Have In Correctional Facilities

Briarwood Products has designed this specialized product line to increase the overall safety and security within Correctional Facilities. The line was developed by Briarwood Products in response to widespread safety concerns from correctional officers.


Safety Managers previously began replacing metal tools (used by inmates to make “shanks”) with hard plastic cleaning tools. They discovered that creative inmates were sharpening the hard plastic and hand-crafting the plastic into weapons and shanks. Briarwood Products specialized cleaning tools are made from a rubbery plastic that eliminates an inmates ability to create shanks. The unique polymer used cannot be sharpened like standard hard plastics, and inmates are unable to form or re-form the plastic into a weapon or shank.

Through our extensive research of the study Improving Correctional Officer Safety: Reducing Inmate Weapons performed by Johns Hopkins Centre for Injury Research Laboratory, we have engineered the Shank-Free and Metal Free product line. The research report states, “The shank takes the place of the gun on the streets” and our objective is to eliminate the ability to do so. The findings from this study showed the most common threat faced by officers and guards in correctional facilities today is from pointed and sharp edged weapons. Our unique design uses a special rubbery plastic that will virtually eliminate the creation of shanks. The unique polymer that is used disables the inmate’s ability to form or reform plastic into a shank or shank handle.

Below is Data of Fatal and Non Fatal injuries within Correctional Facilities:

Work-related fatalities:

  • There were 113 correctional officer fatalities reported — the fatality rate was 2.7 per 100,000 FTEs (CI = ± 0.8);
  • On average, 11 work-related fatalities were reported per year;
  • Male correctional officers incurred the majority of fatalities and more than two-thirds occurred to officers ages 45 and older;
  • Assaults, violent acts and transportation-related fatalities accounted for 80 percent of all fatalities;
  • Among fatal assaults and violent acts, 62 percent were due to homicides and 38 percent were due to suicides by self-inflicted gunshot wounds; and
  • Of the homicides, 65 percent were committed by inmates and the remaining were committed by coworkers, strangers or personal relations of the correctional officer.

Nonfatal work-related injuries:

  • An estimated 125,200 (CI = ± 70,100) nonfatal work-related injuries were treated in EDs for a rate of 3.0 (CI = ± 1.9) per 100 FTEs;
  • The majority of nonfatal injuries occurred to male correctional officers;
  • Half of the nonfatal injuries were among officers ages 35 years and older;
  • The majority of injuries were due to assaults and violent acts, followed by overexertion, and contact with dangerous objects and equipment;
  • Of the nonfatal assaults and violent act injuries, more than one-third (37 percent) occurred while restraining an inmate or interacting with an inmate during an altercation;
  • Nonfatal injuries primarily affected the upper limb, with approximately two-thirds affecting the hand and fingers; and
  • The most common types of work-related nonfatal injuries were sprains and strains (30 percent), followed by contusions and abrasions (28 percent).
    [Bureau of Labor Statistics. Census of fatal occupational injuries. 2012 Retrieved from
    Jackson L. Non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses treated in hospital emergency departments in the United States. Injury Prevention. 2001;7(1):i21–i26. [PMC free article] [PubMed] Konda S, Reichard A, Tiesman H. Occupational injuries among U.S. correctional officers, 1999–2008. Journal of Safety Research. 2012;43:181–186. [PMC free article] [PubMed]]
Our mission is to provide a safe and strong quality product that will be safe for all to use within correctional facilities. We believe that our Shank-Free Orange product line provides a safe environment for both the officers and guards, as well as the inmates who use the cleaning tools.

Plastic 56″ Flexible Handle

Along with the orange Shank-Free cleaning tools, Briarwood has also designed the new Plastic Handle. Unlike other standard handles, the Plastic handle is flexible and has the ability to bend side to side easily without breaking. The flexibility of this handle is an added safety feature disabling it to be used as a club or stick.