Safe hand washing
Hand washing is such a vital element of infection control in hospitals that it is important that the facilities are there to make this as easy as possible. HTM 04-01 advises that hand washing is “best performed under running water at a safe, stable and comfortable temperature”.
Thermostatic taps ensure that water temperatures remain constant, without the user having to make any temperature control adjustments while they wash their hands. Many hospital hand washing protocols can take over a minute.