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Safe Heating Transforms Meallmore Care
Safe surface temperature specialists, Contour, have provided a comprehensive, multi-phase LST package to a significant Scottish care organisation.
Due to tighter regulations around patient safety and wellbeing Meallmore were looking for a product that would be good looking, well designed and a long lasting solution. They were also mindful of the view to having a hygienic solution to help combat the rise of superbugs in the care environments.
Meallmore Care is one of the foremost providers of innovative and ethical health and social care, with premises located through Scotland and boasting the ISO 9001 International Accreditation for quality assurance each year for the past 8 years.
Contour’s range of innovative and aesthetic LST radiator guards are backed-up by a unique service package, including free site surveys, split deliveries, exclusive patented features, a dedicated technical support department and a supply & fit service.
The recommended surface temperature for radiators and pipework in care homes is 43°C. Above this the risk of burns and scalds increases, and residents are put in danger of potentially life-changing injuries if they are exposed to hot surfaces. The result of these injuries, however, is not only catastrophic for the resident; it can also be damaging both financially and legally for care home managers.
Contour were chosen to supply almost one hundred of their pioneering DeepClean LST radiator guards to the latest addition in the Meallmore group, Glencairn Lodge in Fraserburgh. The guards were supplied over four phases, with deliveries staggered over a five-month time period.
Contour’s DeepClean LST radiator guard was specified because of the synergy between its features and the needs of care home clients.The guard incorporates a unique, patented, full-access front door which can be lowered down to floor level by one cleaning operative – without assistance from estates.
This facilitates access to every internal surface for cleaning and maintenance, improving hygiene standards, raising efficiencies and reducing operating overheads.
Every radiator cover incorporates BioCote® anti-microbial technology as standard. The additives in the powder coating have been proven to reduce the 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, 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.
With a one-piece construction and all cut-outs programmed into manufacture, it means that no assembly is required, dramatically reducing disruption, mess and installation time.
Safety grilles are radiused to eliminate unhygienic dirt traps and are small enough to prevent fingers being trapped and stop small items from being dropped inside. Contour also offers a range of anti-ligature features for application in secure environments.