In a further addition to their range, Contour Casings has developed a specialist range of anti-ligature LST radiators for application in secure environments, such as mental health facilities. As death from hanging can often occur when an individual is not fully suspended, the inspection of psychiatric wards for potential ligature points should focus on fixtures and fittings at all heights, grilles and external TRVs in LST radiators pose particular danger.
With this in mind, Contour Casings has recently installed a number of its anti-ligature LST radiator guards on the Felindre Ward at Bronllys Hospital in Powys. Steve Watkins, Estates Officer for Powys Teaching Health Board, said, We approached this project from the perspective of providing a safe environment for our clients, preferring the DeepClean Anti-ligature Guard as it satisfied all of our criteria. I was delighted with the quality of the workmanship, the finished product and how the installation team worked neatly and efficiently within tight deadlines to meet our capital programme. The product has performed superbly, ultimately enhancing the clients environment and safety; it will also assist staff in complying with cleaning audits.
Leigh Simpson, Managing Director at Contour Casings, said, "As a result of the vast knowledge we have accumulated in the radiator guard industry, and in consultation with leading industry experts and our partners, we have developed a range of anti-ligature casings and accessories which are suitable for application in a wide variety of secure facilities. Our design team advise our clients on the products most appropriate for their property and then our installation team installs them, resulting in a safer environment for the end user and fewer security risks for the service provider. The patented design of our DeepClean anti-ligature radiator guard also helps cleaning operatives meet dailly audits and allows for complete internal cleaning, reducing the potential for the growth and distribution of bacteria and infection".
Achieving the fine balance between safety and functionality is an issue faced by many service providers. However, protecting vulnerable end users from hot surfaces, while still ensuring products are practical to use and meet strict cleaning schedules is a more specific problem relevant to environments where hygiene is of critical importance. By embracing the latest developments in LST radiator technology from Contour Casings, operating costs and efficiencies can be significantly improved, resulting in cleaner, safer facilities, and benefitting both end user and service provider.