RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Ensuring boiler house safety

Boiler house safety is being prioritised by Spirax Sarco with the introduction of a new training course. The company said: “The Introduction to Boiler House Risk Assessment is designed to equip anyone involved in the safe operation and assessment of a boiler house with the knowledge required to complete a detailed risk assessment.”
Specialist water system safety training

Specialist water system safety training

The Water Management Society (WMSoc), based in Tamworth, has provided practical and technical training courses to individuals and companies within the water management industry for over 20 years.
Bespoke water safety training

Bespoke water safety training

Immerse Training describes itself as ‘a forward-looking, dynamic training company established and run by experts in the Legionella field’.
CPD seminar on emergency lighting

CPD seminar on emergency lighting

CIBSE and self-testing emergency lighting specialist, P4, say they are working together to improve professional standards through the introduction of a Continuing Professional Development seminar programme ‘for the imperative and key safety area’ of emergency lighting scheme design, installation, and operation.
Hospital death highlights the risks

Hospital death highlights the risks

The death of a pensioner after contracting Legionnaires’ disease in Bath’s Royal United Hospital has again highlighted the need for specialist training to prevent further outbreaks, an expert training company and consultancy has warned.
Meeting demand for emergency care – fast

Meeting demand for emergency care – fast

Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey chose a Yorkon off-site building solution from the Portakabin Group for a new 34-bed emergency care ward to help address increased pressure, particularly during peak periods, by expanding capacity.
Division’s biggest project yet

Division’s biggest project yet

A ‘highly complex’, 4,200 m2 two-storey ward and theatre building at Royal Stoke University Hospital has been constructed by Portakabin Hire in under four months to help meet increasing demand for orthopaedic services.
‘Misconceptions’ easily dispelled

‘Misconceptions’ easily dispelled

Many people’s views of modular buildings – and particularly the ‘misconception’ that they offer neither the longevity nor performance of more ‘traditionally’ built structures – are based on outdated views, and fail to consider recent years’ significant advances in modular building design, claims Wernick, reportedly the UK’s largest independent hirer and manufacturer of modular and portable buildings.
Time for an MGPS refresh?

Time for an MGPS refresh?

If, as an Authorised or Competent Person MGPS, you last attended MGPS training three or more years ago, ‘then it’s highly likely you are due for a refresher course’, says Eastwood Park’s Medical Gas portfolio manager, Michael Ell (pictured), who stresses the need to ensure that all engineers’ competencies are current.
‘Whisper quiet’ compressors

‘Whisper quiet’ compressors

A new range of ‘whisper quiet’ and ultra-low vibration air compressors from BOGE Compressors delivers oil-free compressed air for use in clean and sensitive environments.
Making shutdowns easier

Making shutdowns easier

BOC has introduced a new backfeed service, which it says makes shutdowns easier to handle.
Oil-free option for hospitals

Oil-free option for hospitals

With oil-free medical compressors used in many applications where clean air is an absolute requirement – such as the food and pharmaceutical sectors, BeaconMedaes says there is strong case for such technology’s use in hospital medical gas supply, ‘where clean breathing air is so vital’.
‘Top-of the range’ macerator

‘Top-of the range’ macerator

The Quattro from Haigh is a ‘top-of-the range’ macerator that ‘builds on years of engineering and manufacturing expertise’, with infection control considerations ‘at the heart of every aspect of the design’
More time for patient care

More time for patient care

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) has installed Vernacare’s Vortex human waste disposal units across its University Hospital Wales site.
High throughput barrier washers

High throughput barrier washers

Hygienic processing of laundry is particularly important in healthcare facilities, and indeed infections could be traced back to the processing of contaminated laundry not thoroughly cleaned.

Tropical medicine school project for MAT

Medical Air Technology (MAT) recently completed a project at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) – the world’s oldest school in the field – increasing laboratory capacity to accommodate a new machine for counting and profiling cells.
Bug-busting laminate

Bug-busting laminate

Every day in Europe, one patient in 18 contracts at least one hospital-acquired infection, a 2011-2012 European survey conducted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveals

‘Iconic’ tap improved

Designed very much with infection control in mind, Bristan’s ‘new and improved version’ of its ‘iconic’ H64 tap includes a removable spout (with an angled waterway to help drain excess water) to assist in the cleaning regime, with an in-box choice of either open flow outlet or laminar flow straightener for greater flexibility.
Terminal units combat cross-infection

Terminal units combat cross-infection

To aid infection control in high-risk areas, medical gas systems specialist, BeaconMedaes, embeds Addmaster anti-microbial protection into components including its terminal units, alarms, and valve boxes
Door closer ticks fire safety boxes

Door closer ticks fire safety boxes

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers tick all the right boxes when it comes to fire safety and are particularly well-suited for installation in all types of healthcare facilities.

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