Contour Blog

09Apr2019

Selecting LST Radiator Guards For Hospitals

selecting LST radiator guards covers for hospitals mental health clinics

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

The priority is the safety and wellbeing of patients within the environment they already 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 banging against the sides and radiator covers.

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

The radiator covers also come with additional folds to give it a higher level of strength making it more resistant to the day-to-day wear.

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

Stainless steel options that are stronger and more resistant to damage are available as well as the options of adding magnelis to your covers that have the strength of steel and more resistant to rust for wet environments.

Some areas require vertical or bespoke radiator guards to cover up towel radiators or vertical radiators, all our radiators are made bespoke to your space anyway so we are more than happy to assist you on a bespoke project.

Vertical LST Radiator guard cover for hospitals schools wet rooms corridors

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 have 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.

How to clean an LST radiator

For even further cleanliness, Rotarad valve fittings can be added to allow for the whole radiator to be easily removed by a cleaner lowering it down to floor level.

Since 2006, DeepClean has potentially saved the NHS hundreds of millions in overhead costs, discover how here.

Colour Options

Often overlooked, colour can have a huge impact on the environment. Hospitals are known for having the majority of things white which give a very 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.

LST Radiators Lifespan | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

The radiator covers were coloured to match the wall and become part of the room rather than another clinical white piece of furniture.

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

Conclusion

When it comes to choosing which type of radiator or radiator guard to go for there are many options. However, Biocote comes as standard with our radiator guards as 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.

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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.

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Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

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