Taps and bath mixer taps, thermostatic
bath fillers with lever controls
ideal for disabled use
There are various
considerations when selecting taps and
mixers (generically known as 'brassware')
when the user may have difficulty operating
the device or if thermostatic temperature control is
necessary to prevent scalding.
if rotating a knob is difficult through
impaired strength or the inability to grip,
especially with wet hands, lever controls
can be the solution.
Elderly and disabled
persons may also suffer from reduced
strength of grip, reduced sensitivity and the inability to sense and
therefore react to extremes of temperature -
thereby running the risk of scalding should water
from a tap that's too hot.
controlled Bath Fillers
baths has long been recognised as a serious issue.
This can happen in a normal bath, but the advent of walk in baths has
accentuated the need for a means to prevent
the very real risk of scalding while the
Consider, when a
walk in bath is used the occupant gets in,
closes the door and begins to fill. At this
moment the risk of scalding exists should
water enter the bath too hot. If by
accident water enters the bath at a high
temperature the bather, unable to react
quickly enough, may suffer horrific injuries
as scalding water pours on their feet.
solution is fairly simple. By incorporating
thermostatic control into the water supply,
temperature can be both regulated and
Safety from scalding
two simple ways this may be achieved.
Install brassware that
incorporates thermostatic control
thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) into the
supply to the hot water tap.
thermostatic control is by far the easiest
method for domestic applications but limits
the design of brassware. Whereas
incorporating a TMV in the system allows the
use of more or less any brassware as
protection is assured before water reaches
the outlet point.
control is an actual necessity in some
domestic hot water systems (for example:
mains pressure hot water systems - unvented
systems and combi boilers) it is a very good
idea anywhere hot water is on tap and
can prevent horrendous injury to young and
old, fit or infirm alike.
represents a range of products designed to
enhance safety and aid the user's ability to
Thermostatic Bath Fillers and
Bath Shower Mixers
for lever controls and thermostatic
excellent safeguard against scalding on any