Contour Blog

31Aug2018

Health And Safety And LST Radiators For Schools

Being safe at school is paramount. In the winter, when the heating in schools is often on constantly to create a comfortable working environment for teachers and pupils alike, there is often a risk of injury through burns.

Contour are passionate about irradiating that risk.

We provide a bespoke range of low surface temperature radiators to schools to ensure a safe but warm environment for all, where the risk of burns is minimised as a result of our excellent safety features.

Read on to find out more.

Why Are LST Radiators Important In School?

In the UK, government guidelines advise that classroom radiators don’t exceed the temperature of 43 degrees.

Contour work to produce LST radiators in line with recommended guidelines to reduce the risk of burns if a child a child were to fall.

Contour’s range of LST radiators are designed with the needs of our customers in mind. Schools are full of pupils whose learning should be impeded by unsafe radiators posing a danger to their well-being while they study.

Does An LST Radiator Damage Efficiency?

Metal radiator cover for commercial use

A concern often held around LST radiators is that by preventing surface temperatures from going above 43 degrees, the efficiency of the radiator itself will be compromised.

This isn’t true.

Contour LST radiators are designed with the inclusion of a coating of Kingspan foam on the interior. This foam is specially designed to reflect the heat generated back into the room. Without this coating, that heat would be lost, which then eliminates the possibility of a cost-effective radiator.

Additionally, there are environmental benefits to this, as the risk of wasted energy is reduced by the inclusion of Kingspan foam creating warmer, safer schools while also being mindful of the environment as well.

By including Kingspan foam into the design of our LST radiators, Contour ensures that classrooms are always comfortable and warm for learners and teachers while protecting the environment, reducing costs for schools and creating an energy efficient environment.

How Can Contour Help You?

Contour are passionate about providing safe heating solutions to our clients. For schools, this means providing safe LST radiators in line with advisory limits and reducing risk wherever possible.

We offer a range of bespoke fitting radiators to the education sector to ensure that the radiators always suit the environment that they are being placed in. We even offer a range of colours to suit the space we are fitting radiators into.

Would you like to learn more? Book a free consultation with our heating experts to see how Contour can help you!

 



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

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