PRODUCT PROFILES

PRODUCT PROFILES

MIELE PROFESSIONAL’S NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE

Commercial laundry and dishwashing experts Miele Professional have launched their new GB website. This completely revised facility provides a host of detailed information on the company’s current product range, corpoerate expertise and contact details together with a solution-led approach into the four main Professional application areas.

Its fresh, contemporary design and use of up-to-the minute imagery conforms to global Miele Professional corporate style and offers a varied and comprehensive approach to customer communications. Contents range from an historical evolutionary look at Miele’s commercial range dating back to the 1900’s through to downloads for operating instruction books, brochures and installation drawings.

To view the new Miele Professional web site click on www.mieleprofessional.co.uk

Miele Professional Tel: 0845 330 3618

KABA INSTALLATIONS ENSURE RELIABLE, EASY ACCESS AT NHS TRUST

The Countess of Chester NHS Trust is keeping its entrances in good health with installations by leading door manufacturer and supplier – Kaba Door Systems.

Kaba was initially appointed to replace folding doors on the Accident and Emergency night entrance, which is used constantly by ambulance staff rushing patients into the hospital. The existing doors had become troublesome and draughty so Kaba specified and installed a new sliding door to provide fast, reliable access. A second sliding door was also installed, completing the hospital’s smart new appearance. Following the successful sliding door installations, Kaba returned to specify and install its new Air-Gate system to the hospital’s rear entrance and retrofit auto kits to doors in locations such as the mortuary.

For more information, visit www.kaba.co.uk or contact them by calling 0208 980 9067 or email marketinq@kdt.kaba.com

YORKON IS FIRST MODULAR BUILDING MANUFACTURER TO ACHIEVE INDEPENDENT FIRE TEST APPROVAL

Portakabin subsidiary Yorkon is the first modular building manufacturer to achieve approval from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) for fire testing in line with the recommendations of the Association of British Insurers and Lloyds.

Assessed at the BRE Laboratories at Cardington near Bedford. Yorkon’s steel-framed modular building system for healthcare buildings has been subjected to stringent testing to LPS 1181 Part 3 for fire damage and spread of flame which involved full scale fire tests to assess reaction to fire.

Having been assessed for compliance with BS 476 Part22 in line with Building Regulations for fire resistance the new LPCB certification means that Yorkon’s modular system now has a grade A rating.

For further information about the advantages of off-site construction for healthcare providers visit www.yorkon.info

DIRECTIONAL SOUNDER MAKES LOCATING EMERGENCY EXITS “E-Z”

In an attempt to reduce the confusion often experienced by building evacuees, and thereby increase their chances of survival, Klaxon Signals has introduced a new directional sounder, the E-Z-Exit. Featuring broadband sound technology, the sounder allows building occupants to instantly locate their nearest exit during an emergency.

Traditional evacuation aids – such as emergency lighting, high-visibility LEDs and luminous guidance strips -are often little use in smoke-filled environments, where visibility can be less than two metres and where rapid evacuation is critical if inhalation of poisonous fumes is to be avoided. The E-Z-Exit emits pulses of broadband sound whose frequency increases as evacuees get nearer to the exit. A series of rising or falling tones is also used to indicate whether an evacuation route leads up or down.

Language-independent, the sounder is easily retrofitted and integrated with existing systems. Klaxon Signals Limited www.klaxonsignals.com

EUROTHERM CONTROL SOLUTION

A new ‘state-of-the-art’ Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit (PMU) at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, features sophisticated Water for Injection (WFI) and Clean Steam generation systems for cleaning and sterilisation purposes. The products of the system are used for a variety of manufacturing, cleaning and sterilizing purposes. WFI is used for prodcution, a number of equipment washing machines and cleaning in place (CIP) tasks, while Clean Steam is used for high temperature autoclaves and steam in place (SIP) purposes.

The complex system consists of three packaged plants, operating independently within an overall supervisory control architecture. In the first plant, raw water is purified by passing it through reverse osmosis filters and de-ionisation processes, clean steam generation and distillation for WFI, and distributed throughout the building to points of use.

The entire process is predominantly automated and thus reguires minimal operator intervention. Eurotherm Limited

Tel: 01903 268500 Fax: 01903 695666 Email: info@eurotherm.co.uk Web: www.eurotherm.co.uk7

‘GLIDEAWAY’® GUEST BED FOR HOSPITALS

G.P. Care Systems’ state of the art heavy-duty ‘GLIDEAWAY’ guest bed is ideal for providing overnight/rest facilities for on-call medical and laboratory staff and for patients’ relatives – especially on childrens’ wards. Unlike other guest beds the ‘GLIDEAWAY’ is built like a tank (the all-steel mechanism is guaranteed for 5 years), but is very compact, safe and easy-to-handle. It comes with a ‘waterproof mattress (F/R to Crib 5) and heavy-duty hospital wheels (2 with brakes) in a choice of 2 sizes and 16 colours.

Ring, fax or write for details.

Tel: 0207 439 1066 Fax: 0207 287 2329

G.P. CARE SYSTEMS, SUITE 223, LINEN HALL, 162-168 REGENT ST, LONDON W1B 5TG

COMPLETE COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS

Increasingly, hospitals are opting for integrated communication systems rather than a mish-mash of systems from different manufacturers. For example, the new Community Hospital in West Berkshire has a digital nurse call system integrated with paging, staff security, and bedhead service containment systems, all supplied and installed by healthcare specialists the Wandsworth Group.

Integration means disruptive installation works are controlled and managed by one supplier, and only has to be done once. By using an experienced installation team that knows the systems well, hospitals can also benefit from quicker installation times, fewer delays and problems on site, particularly when integrating several different systems. Wandsworth have a strong track record of installing into live hospital environments, and are experienced in ensuring the smooth running of the process to minimise disruption to patients.

The Wandsworth Group Ltd

Tel: 0800 975 6563 Emaihinfo@wandsworthgroup.com

MEDICAL AIR TECHNOLOGY DESIGN a BUILD CAPABILITY

As a long established provider of Operating Theatre Laminar Flow Systems, Aseptic Clean Rooms and Microbiological Safety Cabinets MAT has now brought its expertise in environmental control, air filtration and biohazard contamination to the design and build of High-Risk Containment Level 3 Laboratories. Highly regarded for its market leading range of innovative TriMAT range safety cabinets, MAT has utilised this combined safety cabinet and room air by-pass system to good effect to provide facilities of the highest performance for, environmental control, structural integrity and biohazard containment.

MAT are able to tailor the design to suit what ever circumstances occur and can offer a full design and build service that will guarantee compliance to all Government safety standards. The MAT package includes a full after sales service and maintenance contract to ensure that the facility is maintained to the highest standard.

Tel: 0161 621 6200 Fax: 0161 624 7547

E-mail: stephen.r.berry@btinternet.com Website: www.medicalairtechnology.com

COUNCIL PREPARES FOR DDA WITH RONADECK FAST GRIP

Ronadeck Fast Grip was laid on the newly built entrance ramp and steps at County Hall, Lewes, for East Sussex County Council to ensure that the building complies with the incoming Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) regulations. The slip-resistant esinbonded surface was specified by NPS Property Consultants Ltd because of its naturally attractive apprearance and ease of application. David Betts from NPS Property Consultants Ltd comments, “We selected Ronadeck Fast Grip after considering several other slip-resistant surfaces. Fast Grip has the right qualities and is available in several colour options. It is hard-wearing and quick and easy to apply – which suited our needs exactly.” Stephen Etheridge from ESSE Landscapes is a Ronacrete trained contractor in the application of Ronadeck Fast Grip. “We were asked to carry out the work in a very short timeframe – when the County Hall was closed to the public,” said Stephen Etheridge. “One of the benefits of Fast Grip is that it can be applied to recently laid concrete – a necessity in this case as the ramp was built just 4 days before. We had one day to lay Ronadeck Fast Grip before the building opened to the public the following morning.”

Ronacrete Ltd, Ronac House, Flex Meadow, Merring Way, Harlow, Essex, CM 19 5TD

Tel: 01279 638700 Fax: 01279 638701 Email: sales@ronacrete.co.uk Website: www.ronacrete.co.uk

“LONG-TERM MODULAR SHOWERING SOLUTIONS”

With over two decades of unrivalled experience and success within the education, healthcare and MoD sectors, Taplanes can certainly claim to be the premier manufacturer in the provision of bespoke, high quality modular solutions. All products are constructed throughout from specially formulated polypropylene, yielding a unit that is significantly more durable than comparable alternatives in GRP, PVC or ceramic; the result, a cost effective means to keeping clean! As well as offering single shower cubicles, Taplanes can provide a range of combined shower and drying enclosures together with a complete shower and toilet module. The company is also involved in the design and development of shower units for the disabled. Competitively priced and noted for their durability, reliability and ease of installation, the Taplanes portfolio ably meets and surpasses the requirements of an exacting environment.

For additional information please contact:

Taplanes of Harrogate, Station Court, Nidd, Harrogate, HQ3 3BN tel: 01423 771 645 fax: 01423 771 916 www.taplanes.co.uk

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