RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

‘Amazing year’ for hospital showers

Finding ways to be more compliant, save time, and money, isn’t easy in healthcare, but, says Dupal UK, this is exactly what the company has helped 30 NHS Trusts do in the UK over the past year – through the implementation of its ‘L8 Shower’ scheme.

Resilient Compact Grade Laminate

The TLS Simplicity Washroom range from Total Laminate Systems (TLS) includes IPS units, cubicles, vanity units, and accessories, together with sanitaryware and taps, available on a ‘supply and fit’ or ‘supply only’ basis.

Rapid identification of bacterial contamination

The portfolio of ‘accurate, easy-to-use tests to identify waterborne bacterial contamination’ from leading specialist in water testing, IDEXX, includes Pseudalert and Legiolert – which facilities managers can use to reduce the risk posed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila respectively.

City & Guilds-accredited Legionella training

Socotec, formerly ESG, the provider of testing, inspection, and compliance services, has recently been accredited by City & Guilds for Legionella training.

Lifetime antimicrobial protection

Dart Valley Systems say its DVS AntiMicrobial Range includes ‘some of the most innovative tap spouts, shower heads, and valves’.

Scaleable, reliable water management

Functional safety and ease of maintenance are a prerequisite for healthcare facilities. where systems must be kept running smoothly and germ-free.

Threaded shower head filter

Delabie has extended its Biofil terminal filter range with a new single-use antibacterial shower head which attaches directly to the shower hose.

‘Premium’ bathroom pod solution

Offsite Solutions says that, in launching a new ‘premium’ bathroom pod with a concrete base, it has becomes the UK’s only pod manufacturer to offer this type of factory-built wetroom.

Protective coatings extend resilient floorings’ life

Dr Schutz, a global floor care solutions specialist, offers a clear permanent PU coating applicable to all types of resilient floorcoverings – from vinyl and linoleum to rubber and other hard floors – designed to considerably simplify cleaning and maintenance, reduce staining and the potential for bacterial growth, and generally increase longevity and performance.

Apprenticeship programme

Develop Training reports strong interest in its new MOET (maintenance and operations engineering technician) apprenticeship programme, ‘designed to address the skills shortage across the engineering industry’ – in sectors ranging from mechanical engineering to the food industry.

Electric vehicle charger a ‘game changer’

Bender UK says it is penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) market further with the launch of the Chargespot Berlin – ‘an innovative smart commercial electric vehicle charge station’ manufactured by Berlin-based Bender Group company, Ebee.

‘Thoughtful design’

The Maggie’s Centre in Oldham has incorporated Allgood’s Holt ironmongery, including L-shaped lever handles, WC turns, coat hooks, doorstops, and toilet roll holders, as well as disabled toilet furniture, ‘to complete its thoughtful and hopeful design’.

RFID solution for tracking equipment

UK-based Ingenica Solutions and Terso Solutions, a global RFID technology company, have partnered to offer ‘a unique combination of market-leading software with industry-leading RFID-enabled intelligent storage options in the UK’.

Ensuring contamination-free instruments

Synoptics Health’s ProReveal test for accurately detecting proteins on surgical instruments is being used at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in one of the UK’s largest NHS-run Sterile Services Departments – to check that the unit’s washer-disinfection process maintains excellent cleaning standards

Key calculations ‘at the press of a button’

A ‘time-saving tool’ to help professionals tackle complex calculations for the design of window systems has been launched by GEZE UK. WinCalc 2.0 is an online specification platform that allows users to populate design and specification data to identify and plan suitable window configurations. Targeted at architects, architectural ironmongers, fabricators, mechanical and electrical companies, and consultants, it can be used to calculate requirements for both manual and electric window drives for natural ventilation, smoke and heat extraction, and SHEVs (smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems), and to design the most appropriate emergency power control unit while incorporating calculations for cable cross-sections and planning.

DELABIE launches new threaded shower head filter

DELABIE has extended its range of BIOFIL terminal filters with a new single use anti-bacterial shower head which attaches directly to the shower hose. As with all the BIOFIL filters, this shower head secures the water quality at the point-of-use, protecting the user against waterborne infection.

Twin-glazed system can support various glass types

Ocula Systems’ new ‘FT80’ is an 80 mm twin-glazed partitioning system that can support various glass types and thicknesses, offering a flexible ‘designer’ product to the specification sector.

World-first’ vertical spiral-rib tubeless steam boiler launched

An ‘all-new’ gas-fired, vertical spiral-rib tubeless steam boiler from Fulton, the VSRT, is the first range to emerge from its new ‘PURE Technology’ approach, resulting in ‘a world-first design that is durable, long-lasting, and boasts the highest efficiencies and ultra-low NOx emissions as standard’.

Shower cleaning system ‘kills 99% of bacteria’

Nationwide Legionella compliance company, W.E.T (Water Environmental Treatment), has developed and launched what is describes as ‘an innovative shower cleaning system’ which it says ‘is scientifically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria’, following investment at its Midlands production facility.

Reducing the risks of confined space working

Dräger offers a number of Confined Space Training courses – including a new basic awareness course designed to ensure that personnel working in confined spaces , such as tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines, understand the risks and ‘what they need to do to stay safe’.