RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

‘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’.

Tuition can be provided at client sites

As ‘a leading UK-based healthcare training course provider’, PPL Training works with over 80 NHS Trusts, has provided ‘key mechanical, electrical, and water hygiene training’ since 2011, and has a growing Authorising Engineering consultancy.

Training ensures that employees are ‘aware of their duty’

The revised HTM 04-01, Safe Water in Healthcare Premises, emphasises the importance of healthcare workers being aware of their duty to protect the health of patients, staff, and visitors, stipulating that:

Tailored to individual or Trust needs

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use a variety of ventilation, airconditioning, lifts, medical equipment, and medical gas systems, and it is the diversity of this equipment that is catered for through the independent and accredited training delivered at Eastwood Park.

Pathogens – a new one-day course

The Water Management Society has announced the launch of a new training course tutored by Elise Maynard and Dr Paul McDermott, held at its training centre in Fazeley, Tamworth, and covering the elements required for sampling, detection, and enumeration, of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila according to the most probable number (MPN) method.

Balancing care with minimal intrusion

Intercall says its Touch series ‘builds on the success of the best-selling Intercall 600 and 700 Series’.

Aid Call to the rescue

Aid Call has supplied one of its nurse call systems to St Oswald’s Hospice, three miles outside Newcastle City Centre, after a lightning strike in 2015 unexpectedly hit the facility, causing unavoidable failure to all the electrics and the nurse call system.

Improving the information available to nurses

Global nurse call and clinical workflow solutions manufacturer, Austco Communication Systems, describes its flagship solution, Tacera, as ‘an integrated IP-based critical communication system that delivers safety solutions for patients’.

‘How to save thousands’

How many patient handsets do you have to replace annually, how long do you have to wait for your supplier to provide replacements, and how many hours do those beds lay empty – perpetually alarming – as a result?

Time and cost savings guaranteed

Courtney Thorne says its ‘future-proof’ Altra Health SMART wireless nurse call solution, designed to meet HTM 08-03 guidelines, and with a three-year warranty as standard, ‘doesn’t just look smart, but can also wirelessly integrate with different devices and applications used throughout hospitals’.

Addressing the perils of stagnant water in healthcare

Heating, cooling, plumbing, and infrastructure specialist, Uponor’s new CIBSE-approved CPD, ‘Systems for Water Hygiene’, aimed at mechanical design engineers and plumbing installers, highlights the risk of Legionella on the plumbing network, advising on best practice installation layouts and new technology, with a focus on ‘the perils of stagnant water on the network’.

Taking tank management to the next level

Keraflo has introduced a Servo Ceramic Valve to its ‘market-leading’ cold water storage tank monitoring system, Tanktronic.