Are LST radiators required in doctor’s surgeries?

  • 5 Apr 2019

Contour discusses how GP surgeries can be made even safer with the inclusion of LST radiators in waiting rooms and consultation spaces. 

It is not required by law for Doctor’s surgeries to have LST radiators. However, NHS guidelines do make recommendations for the maximum temperature that hot surfaces reach in hospitals, residential care homes and mental health wards.  

Surgeries are often full of elderly people, young children or vulnerable people who could be more susceptible to injury from a hot surface. This is where LSTs becoming a valuable addition to a space.

The most effective way to maintain compliance is by installing LST radiators to protect against any risk of burns or scalds.

Contour LST radiators help to protect everybody in the space from the risk of burns from hot surfaces creating a more harmonious environment for all.

Contour offers a range of additional safety features with its LST radiators that would be beneficial to protecting service users in busy doctor’s surgeries:

  • Bullnose corners and radius edges to reduce the risk of serious injury if somebody were to fall against the radiator
  • BioCote® antimicrobial technology to reduce the presence of potentially harmful bacteria including MRSA and E-coli by 99.5%
  • Open ended shoulders so the radiator goes wall to wall for a smoother look to a setting
  • Full access for cleaning and maintenance

LST radiators provide high levels of protection against scalds and burns if a service user or staff member made contact with the surface. Contour Heating also offers a number of additional features with its LST Radiators to provide further reassurance that your healthcare facilities are fully optimised for health and safety.

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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