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Scalding and burns data released from NHS Digital

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), warns that scalding and central heating system related contact burns continue to pose a grave risk to households, as NHS Digital reveals its latest hospital admissions data.The NHS Digital Hospital Admitted Patient Care Activity 2020-21 for England shows: Between 1st April 2020 and 31st […]

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Care home firm fined over £1million after dementia patient dies from scalding

A care home firm has been fined over £1million after the scalding death of 93-year-old dementia patient Frances Norris. Under building regulations, all baths in healthcare environments should be fitted with a thermostatic mixing valve that is TMV3 certified, but that doesn’t appear to have been the case in this instance. Aster Healthcare, the healthcare […]

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How installers can protect the public from scalds and burns

As cases of scalding in the UK continue to happen, prevention must be prioritised. Kevin Wellman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), explores the legislation and the solutions available to protect users of heating and hot water systems from scalds and burns: Hospital admission figures show that scalds from tap […]

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Hospital admissions for burn injuries skyrocketing – Warns CIPHE

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is offering stark warnings to both Government and householders this National Burn Awareness Day, as the number of contact burns from heating appliances skyrockets by 25% and scalding incidents from taps rise by 9%. The NHS Digital Hospital Episode Statistics for England 2019-2020 show: Admissions for burn injuries […]

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Inta says “caution very hot water” signs are no excuse after tragic scalding death

Stuart Gizzi from anti-scald manufacturer Inta, explains why “Caution very hot water” signs are no excuse for scalding death. We know about bathtime scalding. Since 2002 when we launched our company with what has become Britain’s best selling anti-scald valve, we have innovated to make products better, cheaper and easier to fit and we have campaigned […]

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