Who needs LST radiators?

  • 24 May 2019

LST radiators are an important safety feature in many commercial spaces such as schools, hospitals, residential care homes and many more. Contour Heating Products Ltd discusses who really needs an LST radiator installed in their space.

With young children in schools and nurseries that are more likely to be seriously injured if they come into contact with a hot surface, LST radiators can be invaluable. Traditional radiators simply do not offer adequate protection needed to prevent the risk of burns and scalds from heating solutions.

In the UK, government guidelines advise that classroom radiators don’t exceed the temperature of 43 degrees. By installing LST radiators, you can protect those within the space and have a compliant heating solution that keeps students and teachers safe.

For additional protection from injury, Contour LST Radiators also include:
– Bullnose corners and radius edging to decrease the force of impact in case of falls
– Pencil proof grilles small enough to prevent fingers being caught
– Anti-ligature grilles when required

Similarly, in hospitals patients can be more vulnerable to injury or more likely to fall against radiators. LST radiators are recommended in hospitals because they offer protection from burns and scalds to patients and to staff who are often rushing around to provide care and are at risk of injuring themselves if they fall.

Care homes can also really benefit from the addition of LST radiators. The provision of safe heating in these spaces is essential because vulnerable people in environments like this are more likely to endure a slower healing process if they are injured depending on the nature of their time in the care home.

In a GP surgery, there is no law that explicitly requires an LST radiator, but they do offer huge benefits if they are installed. Doctor’s surgeries are busy spaces where people are often coming and going throughout the day. They are used as clinics, health centres and polling stations, making them an integral part of the community. In these spaces, safety is paramount.

For additional safety, Contour LST radiators are coated with BioCote anti-microbial technology to reduce the presence of potentially harmful bacteria including MRSA and E-coli by 99.5%. In spaces like GP surgeries where people are often coughing, this can help to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

Overall, LST radiators are ideal for schools, hospitals, care homes and Doctor’s surgeries.

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

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