Armitage Shanks advises

At the Healthcare Estates exhibition Armitage Shanks will showcase the dangers of bacteria and biofilm found in clinical washrooms.

Experts will share insight into the latest methods of infection control in the healthcare sector. Visitors will be shown a splash demonstration unit, which highlights the importance of minimising splashing from basins.

Armitage Shanks’ latest healthcare brassware and ceramics solutions, Markwik 21+ and Contour21+ will also be on show. Both ranges feature  additions that allow them to battle bacteria, helping to avoid the spread of waterborne infection. They are designed to appeal directly to specifiers, contractors, healthcare staff, facilities managers and water management teams alike.

Markwik 21+ products have been made with both hygiene and convenience in mind. The mixers in the collection can be fully and easily be dismantled for complete disinfection. The internal components are designed to withstand 80°C and detachable outlets,135°C, for autoclaving.

Armitage Shanks’ Contour21+ ceramics basins come with SmartGuard+ - a smooth hydrophilic glaze containing antimicrobial additives. Alongside its innovative shape, the basins reduce splashing by up to 90 percent, when compared to traditional basins.

Tony Rheinberg, Senior Sector Marketing Manager, Armitage Shanks commented:

“People visiting our healthcare environments are extremely vulnerable and typically have a low resistance to infection. With this in mind, it’s vital that decision-makers responsible for infection control choose bathroom solutions that minimise the spread of harmful bacteria. At Healthcare Estates, we’ll be showing attendees first-hand how far bacteria can spread due to splashing in basins with our giant petri-dish and UV lighting. At the same time, we’ll be there to answer any questions people may have about thermostatic technology, as well as installation and cleansing considerations.”

Stand E49

Visitors  will also be able to get hold of the latest Looking Deeper journal. This is  a quarterly publication curated by Armitage Shanks and the Water Safety Forum. The exhibition takes place at Manchester Central on 9th and 10th October.

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