Selecting LST radiator guards for care & nursing homes

  • 20 Mar 2020

Contour Heating outlines some of the key characteristics of its DeepClean LST Radiator Guards, and how they closely align with the safety considerations of care and nursing homes.

Care homes can be subjected to high traffic, depending on the time of the day. Due to the busy nature of these environments, a robust radiator is a necessity. Paired with continual use of equipment such as:

– Hoists (standing hoists, mobile hoists, bath hoists etc)
– Slide sheets
– Transfer boards
– Wheelchairs
– Various walking aids
– Bariatric equipment

Contour’s DeepClean LST radiator guards are built with 1.5mm Zintec steel, which can be increased to 2mm in the most demanding of environments. Considering that some standard LSTs are made with 1.2mm steel, you can be confident that Contour’s radiators are built to withstand the most demanding of environments.

If you require a radiator guard in a humid or wet location, such as a shower or wet room, our LST radiator guards can be manufactured with robust aluminium.

In addition, Contour makes cleaning easier than ever. The need for efficiency when cleaning care and nursing homes is crucial, particularly in larger settings that are susceptible to dust build-up. Contour’s DeepClean LST radiator guards have been specifically designed to improve cleaning efficiency and hygiene standards.

The drop-down panels and quick-release locks allow easy access to the radiators so that they can be cleaned quickly and more effectively by one operative, with no assistance from estates personnel.

This level of efficiency means that you’re reducing overheads, saving money over time. For even further cleanliness, Rotarad valve fittings can be added to allow for the whole radiator to be easily removed by a cleaner lowering it down to floor level. Contour’s step-by-step guide on how to clean an LST radiator can be found here.

When immune systems are compromised like they are in care and nursing homes, any opportunity to protect against harmful bacteria is worth considering.

Contour’s radiator and guard range is the only one in the UK to incorporate BioCote protection into its paintwork. BioCote is a unique additive provides an effective, safe and long-lasting solution to combating a wide range of dangerous bacteria, including MRSA and E.coli. Check out our latest test certificate here.

Whilst care and protection is the driving factor in choosing an LST radiator guard, an element of aesthetic appeal is a welcome feature of Contour’s range.

There are a range of different colour options to choose from, and the right choice can go beyond its visual impact. Studies show that the right colour can have a profound psychological impact on individuals receiving care.

Read more in Contour’s free Colour Psychology EBook.

LST radiators and guards are essential in the care and safety of your nursing home, and it is equally essential that you choose the right one.

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

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