Selecting LST Radiator Guards For Hospitals

Contour understands the challenges that hospitals are faced with when looking for LST radiators, Anti-ligature radiators and the radiator covers.

The priority is the safety and wellbeing of patients and for an environment they feel comfortable in.

Read on to find out more...

Robust Build

Hospitals experience a lot of heavy traffic, with trolleys, beds and bags knocking and damaging the radiator sides and covers.

Contour has designed LST radiators with safety in mind, ensuring product durability is maximised to limit the risk of destruction. They’re made out of 1.5mm Zintec steel, resisting corrosion to further improve the resilience of the radiator.

The radiator covers come with additional folds to provide a higher level of strength, making it more resistant to daily wear.

Contour also offers a range of added options when you purchase LST radiators - to further boost the durability of your radiator in a busy hospital environment.

Options to make covers stronger for more demanding environments can be achieved by upgrading the thickness of the material from 1.5 to 2mm thick and adding in strengtheninign struts is an option.

Changing the material from Zintec steel to magnelis will enable covers to cope with wet/humid environments such as bathrroms and bedrooms.

Some areas require vertical or bespoke radiator guards to cover up towel radiators or vertical radiators. Contour makes radiators to fit your space perfectly and can help you with your bespoke needs.

selecting LST radiator guards for hospitals

Exclusive Biocote® Protection

Contour provides the only radiator guards that are powder coated with BioCote®, an antimicrobial technology that provides effective protection against harmful bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses by up to 99.99%.

This protection is a no brainer when it comes to hospitals where there are strict hygiene protocols and high risk of cross-contamination.

Quicker Cleaning Means Lower Costs

Contour has specifically designed a DeepClean radiator range to improve cleaning efficiency and hygiene standards, resulting in reduced overheads.

The drop-down front panels and quick-release locks allow easy access to the radiators so they can be cleaned quickly and more effectively than regular radiators.


In addition, Rotarad valve fittings can be added so that the whole radiator to be easily removed by lowering it down to floor level to be cleaned.

Since 2006, DeepClean has potentially saved the NHS hundreds of millions in operating costs, read our brochure to discover how:

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Colour Options

Often overlooked, colour can have a huge impact on the environment. Hospitals are known for their white interior, which now psychologically has a ‘clinical’ feel.

Children’s wards are a perfect example of featuring a coloured radiator guard.

Leighton Hospital is a perfect example of how to make a hospital room friendly and calming. Whilst still ensuring the highest level of healthcare hygiene and functionality.

selecting lst radiator guards for hospitals

The radiator covers were coloured, matching their walls. They became a part of the room rather than another clinical white piece of furniture. To find out more about colour psychology, read our Colour psychology eBook.

To view our full-colour range view our RAL chart (surcharges may apply).


At Contour we offer an all site survey, free of charge to help you select the best radiator cover for your environment.

We show you samples and go through a consultation process to discover which design is best suit you.

Click here to arrange your free survey.

Age of buildings dictate what needs to be done (cast iron rads/perimeter heating etc) so sometimes we need to come up with a different design which is specific to that hospital. We are more than happy to do this.


selecting lst radiator guards for hospitals


When it comes down to deciding which type of radiator and guard to choose, there are many options. However, BioCote® comes as a standard with our radiator guards, because it’s incorporated in the manufacturing process.

Hospitals are busy environments that shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to the safety and wellbeing of their patients.

Would you like to find out more about how LST's can be fitted in Hospitals? Speak to a member of the team to discuss your requirements.

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

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498

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