LST radiators are an integral safety feature in many environments. In schools, nurseries and hospital spaces they are a requirement for the protection of service users.

But why are they important?

Contour Heating has put together a blog post examining why LST radiators are important and why you should consider them as part of a safer heating solution.

Read on to find out more…

LST Radiators for Safety Measures

In certain environments, there are limits on surface temperature for radiators regarding how hot they can get before regulations or recommended guidelines are breached.

The installation of LST radiators can provide a safer heating solution that protects staff and service users from injuries. They are a safety-focused product that offers a reduced risk of burns should anybody come into contact with the surface of the radiator. 

In environments such as hospitals, schools and nurseries where potentially vulnerable people are moving around, the risk of injury must be reduced as much as possible should an incident happen in which they fall against it.

Contour’s LST radiators offer additional protection in the form of:

  • Bullnose corners
  • Radius edges
  • BioCote®additives to reduce the risk of infections


LST Radiators for Greater Heat Efficiency

One of the main concerns that customers raise with Contour is the worry that LST radiators are inefficient or that they reduce heat output.

In environments such as schools and hospitals where budgets are becoming increasingly tight as a result of government cutbacks, a more efficient heating system with a better heat output could be hugely beneficial.


LST Radiators for Cost Savings

Contour LST Radiators are more cost-effective than other heating solutions on the market. They are designed with easier access to the internal structure for cleaning using a RotaRad system that makes them easier, and faster to clean.

Contour LST Radiators are also designed to be disassembled, cleaned and reassembled by one person. This process is intended to take one person a maximum of just ten minutes. Other, traditional LST radiators take twenty minutes longer and typically have to be dealt with by two people.

By installing Contour’s LST radiators, you will see a drastic reduction in financial costs due to the heightened efficiency for cleaning that our products can provide.



LST Radiators are a necessary addition to your facility if you are looking for safe heating solutions that limit the risk of burns and injuries through reduced surface temperature.

LST Radiators can be beneficial in creating more cost-effective heating solutions as they are easier and quicker to clean, as well as being fitted with Kingspan foam to give a strong output of heat while staying within recommended guidelines.

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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combine an extensive range of colour-paints is  with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour have a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

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The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

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