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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Why manufacturers should encourage installers to be aware of water safety requirements in the care sector

Paul Musgrove – Healthcare Product Specification Specialist at Reliance Worldwide Corporation (UK) Ltd – explains why manufacturers should be encouraging installers to be aware of the requirements specific to water safety in the care sector, and how to ensure installed hardware is up to the job. A recent report from the Patients Association cited that, […]

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Prevention is better than cure for Legionnaires’ disease and scalding

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), gave a talk at an international conference that covered Legionnaires’ disease and hot water scalding – two major health issues that can be prevented. Both of these topics are linked through water temperature and create a ‘Catch 22’ situation. Water heated and stored […]

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