RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Addressing the ‘feelgood factor’

Against a backdrop where ‘the feelgood factor is growing in importance both in healthcare and education facilities’, and with a trend towards the use of more authentic materials, nora systems’ new noraplan valua rubber flooring ‘combines warm colours and natural surface structure’.
Getting away from the utilitarian

Getting away from the utilitarian

To ‘break away from the utilitarian designs typically associated with contract safety flooring’, Gerflor has ‘coupled its technical expertise with excellence in designing’ in creating its latest safety flooring innovation, Taralay Impression Control.

Multiple benefits for young people’s mental health unit

Four designs and eight colourways from Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum floor collection have created a durable, design-led, resilient surface flooring solution for NHS Tayside’s new CAMHS unit in Dundee.
Versatility, durability, and aesthetics

Versatility, durability, and aesthetics

Reportedly ideally suited to a range of applications in healthcare buildings, Sika’s ‘seamless’ ComfortFloor range of resin flooring is said to offer ‘true quality, durability, and versatility’ as an ‘attractive alternative’ to traditional vinyl flooring, carpet, or timber.

Still performing a decade on

Against a backdrop of a potential £30 bn shortfall in NHS funding by 2020/ 2021, long-term value, durability, and flexibility, are paramount when specifying products for refurbishment.
Design and performance meet

Design and performance meet

Danfloor says its Economix carpet combines ‘advanced performance features’ including Maedical i-Link – the company’s anti-microbial coating, a soil and stain-resistant yarn, and an impervious membrane, with ‘the latest trend colours’, ensuring ‘a flooring solution that is fit for the demands of the healthcare sector, while also facilitating the creation of stunning interior design schemes’.

Design flair and enhanced protection

Eighteen months ago, Whittington Health, which provides general hospital and community services to 500,000 people in north London, opened a new £3m Ambulatory Care Centre and a Rapid Assessment Unit.

Flooring a key piece of the jigsaw

Decorative Polysafe safety floor from UK vinyl manufacturer, Polyflor, was installed at Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new Jigsaw Building – now the location of the hospital’s Oncology, Haematology, and Women’s Health departments.

A centralised view to aid compliance across the estate

Estates managers responsible for ensuring that healthcare centres comply with current fire safety regulations can now have a centralised view of all incidents – including unwanted alarms – and the status of all fire detection and alarm systems, even across multi-location sites.

Fire doors ‘the first line of defence’

DORMA is encouraging anyone responsible for specifying or installing fire doors to ensure that all individual elements of the doorset have been third party accredited and certified.

BAFE calls for better regulation

BAFE, the not-for-profit third party certification registration body for the fire industry, recently hosted a fire safety reception at the Scottish Parliament to highlight continued efforts to improve quality in fire safety through third party certification.

Splendid isolation via C-TEC innovation

C-TEC’s ‘unique’ BF366 keyswitch isolatable relay is at the heart of the life-safety systems at an imposing new care facility in Oslo, Norway.
Apollo launches ‘intelligent’ call point

Apollo launches ‘intelligent’ call point

Following the launch of its original Manual Call Point in 2013, Apollo Fire Detectors has developed a version which will support its new SOTERIA range of detectors.

Salamander protects care home residents

A Salamander radio-controlled fire door safety system that connects wirelessly to a controller wired into the existing fire alarm system has been successfully installed at the Emmaus Trust Care Home in Cumbria to legally hold open fire doors, closing them in the event of a fire emergency to protect residents and staff.

Sligo system should ‘virtually eliminate’ false alarms

As part of a £1.6 million fire safety project, Hochiki Europe has been chosen by Masterfire Life Safety Systems to provide a complete life safety solution to protect the Sligo Regional Hospital.

Rotterdam hospital selects press-fit system

With hygiene a top priority, the design team at Rotterdam’s Maasstad Hospital worked with Wavin to minimise the risk of waterborne bacteria when specifying a high performance hot and cold water system for the facility.

Breakdown risks minimised

Inadequate maintenance of washrooms can result in downtime and potentially increased labour costs, but the consequences, especially in healthcare, can be considerably more serious for end-users, with scalding and the spread of infection both presenting potentially life-threatening risks.

Pure water for biosample centre

High purity water specialist, Veolia Water Technologies, has installed laboratory water purification systems at the National Institute for Health Research’s National Biosample Centre in Milton Keynes.

Advice for HPTs dealing with Legionella

A Public Health England (PHE) guidance document issued last year, Responding to the detection of legionella in healthcare premises – Guidance for PHE health protection teams (HPTs), ‘raises numerous questions about current levels of communication that Trusts have inhouse, and with HPTs, on positive Legionella sample results and what they mean’.
‘Ultimate’ water-saving and energy-efficient tap

‘Ultimate’ water-saving and energy-efficient tap

Ponte Giulio claims that when it comes to exceeding stringent hygiene standards, outperforming water and energy-saving requirements, and ensuring safety against vandalism, the iqua ultra series taps, available in the UK exclusively through the company, ‘have no rivals’.

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