Bathrooms - Safety First

Just like any place in the home, accidents and safety concerns can crop up in the bathroom. There are many ways in which to ensure that bathrooms meet safety standards and regulations as specified by the standard safety guideless. Keeping these when redesigning or building a new bathroom space is the first consideration before proceeding to style and utility. Bathrooms have heat, water, and electricity near each other making it a potential risky territory that is easily prone to accidents if safety guidelines are neglected. When installing new facilities such as showers, bathtubs, and toilets, getting it right both in terms of aesthetics is critical for a relaxed space and peace of mind.

Bathrooms - Keeping on top of Safety

There are a number of key elements to consider when it comes to safety in bathrooms which includes the following:

Electricity - Obviously, bathrooms have some form of electricity within them which makes it is important to follow safety procedures for electricity in bathrooms. We recommended using the services of a certified electrician while all electrical installations must be compliant with Part P of the Building Regulations. For example, all light switches in bathrooms should be operated with a pull chord, and careful consideration needs to be applied when installing electrical equipment near water in bathrooms.

Surfaces - Bathrooms have a much higher propensity to get wet than any other room in the house, so, it is important to counteract the potential effects of slippery surfaces in bathrooms. Typically, it is a combination of water and condensation that makes bathrooms slippery, and most homeowners will utilise non-slip mats and grab rails in their bathrooms to make them considerably safer in terms of being less slippery.

Water Temperatures - The temperature of heated water must be maintained at the right degree for user safety and to prevent any potential scalding accidents. Obviously, if the water is too hot, it can cause burns. This is particularly important in bathrooms where children are involved, and all necessary safety precautions should be taken to make bathrooms as child-friendly as possible. One such solution is to use equipment with self-regulating thermostats with safety shut down features.

At Bathrooms 365, we place the highest priority to safety and health and therefore sell only those products that comply with the safety norms that are prevailing in the UK. You can purchase everything from WRAS approved mirrors and tubs with built-in anti-slip features to thermostatic mixers and showers to bring on the comfort for the entire family.