In spite of the tight regulations laid down by the Health and Safety Executive, concern is continuing to grow around resident safety in care homes. Some care homes are endangering the safety of the service users by not adhering to strict guidelines around safe surface temperature radiators and pipework.
The recommended surface temperature for radiators and pipework is 43°C. Non-compliant homes risk warning notice or even closure by The Care Quality Commissions or The Health and Safety Executive.
Under threat of closure and prosecution, many care homes seek the cheapest possible solution covering their often insufficient heaters with budget radiator covers designed for decorative purposes rather than safety.
How Contour Can Help
Contour Heating supply a range of Low Surface Temperature Steel Radiator Covers, including a DeepClean range. They are designed to last over ten years, relieving pressures on homes to frequently update radiator guards.
Contour provides free on-site surveys to get accurate measurements to supply a bespoke solution for your facility.
For further protection, Contour Heating partner with BioCote® to include their anti-microbial technologies in their LST radiator guards.
The additives in the powder coating have been proven to reduce bacteria on the surface of the radiator by 99.5% in two hours and is 99.99% effective against resistant bacteria such as MRSA and E.Coli.
Microbes such as H1N1 influenza virus, Salmonella and Streptococcus faecalis can be found on many surfaces in care homes including radiators.
BioCote® inhibits the growth of these bacteria for the lifespan of the LST radiator, reducing the risk of cross-contamination, creating more hygienic spaces and proving a safer and healthier environment for service users and staff alike.
Depending on the type of Care Home, Anti-Ligature radiator covers or products may be required to ensure service users environments are safe and secure.