Why You Need LST Radiators In Your Nursery School

Why You Need LST Radiators In Your Nursery School

Posted by Robin Mansell on 17 August 2018 11:30:56 BST
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Young children in nursery schools are perhaps most at risk of harming themselves due to unsafe radiator temperatures.  But, with Contour’s low surface temperature range, you can eliminate the risk of burns, allowing children to learn and play risk-free.

To further maximise children’s safety, Contour LST designs incorporate bullnose corners to prevent sharp edges and avoid any injuries that could occur as a result of this.

But Contour’s safety values don’t end here...

LST Radiator Hygiene | Contour HeatingLST Radiators: BioCote®

In nursery environments, the spread of bacteria is unavoidable. As children learn and play outdoors, and with each other, they are constantly exposed to microbes.

Warmer surfaces increase the spread of bacteria, which is why radiators are one of the worst culprits for contamination in nursery schools, especially during winter, when heating is on the rise. It only takes one child to touch a radiator, and illnesses soon spread.

Not with BioCote® though, the leading providers of silver anti-microbial technology. BioCote® additives permanently inhibit the growth of 99.5% of bacteria within two hours, with the aim of improving hygiene.

It only takes 15 minutes for BioCote® to force a noticeable reduction in the bacteria on a surface. Case studies show that a non-treated classroom was shown to have 96% more bacteria overall on unprotected surfaces than a BioCote®-treated classroom. In fact, absenteeism was 20% lower in the treated classroom.


Easy To Clean LST Radiator | Contour HeatingLST Radiators: Easy to Clean

For maximum hygiene, you’ll need an efficient cleaning routine for your nursery school LST, anti-microbial radiators.

With Contour’s easy-to-clean LST radiator covers, your cleaning budgets will decrease, your time spent cleaning will decrease, and your nursery school hygiene will improve.



Cleaning 14 regular LST radiator covers in 7 hours requires:

  • Two cleaners
  • Assistance from estates personnel
  • Thirty minutes
  • The ability to remove and refit a traditional radiator casing and sealant


Cleaning 84 Contour LST radiator covers in 7 hours requires:

  • One cleaner
  • No assistance from estates personnel
  • Five minutes
  • Easy lockable re-fitting of radiator casing with no need for sealant

You can watch our how-to video on removing LST radiator covers for cleaning here.


IP3X Grille Anti-ligature radiator | Contour HeatingLST Radiator Bespoke Design

We recognise that nursery schools need to prioritise space for children to play and take part in educational activities.  Large radiators can create obstructions that make learning activities difficult.

Contour’s LST radiators are slim models that are designed for space efficiency.  This doesn’t have any impact on the heat output of our LST heating product range.



DeepClean LST Radiator | Contour Heating LST Radiator Installation

Contour recognise the importance of non-disruptive environments in nursery schools.  It’s because of this that we complete 100% of the manufacturing process before installing your LST radiators and radiator covers.

We'll carry out all modifications prior to installations to ensure efficiency, minimising hassle for you.


LST Radiator Covers: Colour Choice

Recent research from colour psychologists concludes that certain colours benefit children in different ways.

For example, Fisher Price, leading provider of children’s toys, advise avoiding yellow and patterns in young children’s environments, which can be excessively visually stimulating for young children, causing distress or aggravation.


Fisher-Price recommends warm colours like red and orange for playrooms and neutral colours for rooms where you want to encourage sleep.  When you re-decorate your nursery around children’s colour psychology, why not invest in safe surface temperature radiators to match?  Contour will manufacture radiator covers in almost limitless shades for your nursery environment.

To find out about how LST radiators could benefit your nursery school, sign up to speak to a heating expert.

About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors.  We work in close partnership 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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Fischer Price, Colour Psychology In The Nursery

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