In schools, hospitals and care homes, the provision of safety is of maximum importance. These spaces, and others like them, are designed to be safe places for learning, interacting or healing.

Heating solutions in these spaces need to be designed to prevent injury or burns by limiting the surface temperature that radiators and radiator covers can get to.

Read on to find out more…

What Are Hot Surface Temperature Limits for LST Radiators?

In the UK, the recommended guideline for a radiator can get to in a school is 43°C. Radiators that exceed this level in schools break stipulations from the UK Government and will need to be replaced.

Surface temperature limits were put in place to prevent burns if children touched or fell against the radiator. This is also true of hospitals and care homes, where vulnerable people are at risk of injury if they make contact with a radiator that isn’t up to standard.

To prevent the injuries and burns that were being caused by radiator covers, the need for LST Radiator Covers in hospitals became even more critical. Safer heating solutions would reduce the number of injuries being recorded by The Health And Safety Executive and create safer medical environments for staff and patients alike.


LST Solutions From Contour

LST Radiator Suppliers | Contour Heating | West Midlands

Passionate about protecting vulnerable people in schools, hospitals and care homes, as well as many other environments, Contour Heating provide a range of LST Radiator Covers that offer the highest standard of protection against injury as a result of burns.


Contour LST Radiator Covers maintain a low surface temperature at all times, keeping the area at a comfortable warmth while maintaining safety standards and protecting service users.


To ensure that heat output isn’t impacted by the need for a low surface temperature, Contour radiator covers come with a layer of Kingspan Foam that helps to reflect the heat out into the room. This improves the overall efficiency of the cover while maintaining safety standards.


For additional protection, Contour’s radiator covers also feature BioCote® antimicrobial technology to inhibit the growth of up to 99.9% of bacteria. BioCote® technology has been used extensively in hygiene-conscious environments such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes and many more to protect surfaces from the colonisation of illnesses such as MRSA and E. coli.


BioCote® offers protection from potentially harmful bacteria, while the LST radiator covers protect against burns, creating a product that always offers the maximum levels of protection.



With hot surface temperature limits being such as a key area of consideration in heating solutions for schools and hospitals, the use of LST Radiator Covers is an effective way to protect service users and remain in line with the recommendations from the Government.

Contour offers LST Radiator Covers with additional features such as BioCote® and Kingspan foam to create safe surface heating solutions that protect against illness and maintain a strong overall heat output.

To get a quote or find out how Contour could help meet your heating needs, fill out the form below to speak to a heating expert today!


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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 a partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9% and are combined with Contour’s extensive range of colour-paints to coat products 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, while delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour has redefined the marketplace and is regarded by many as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour’s vision is supported by a quality-first philosophy and a passionate and conscientious customer focused team who possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, taking 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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