Our innovative design sets us apart.
Our patent-pending washbasin, which is based on a tubular shape, is designed to ensure infection prevention by eliminating splashing – even when a user’s hands are within the water flow.
This means that water-borne bacteria, such as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa cannot easily be splashed onto bedding, patients, sterile apparatus etc. The concealed tap outlet is positioned with an air gap, so that cleaners and users cannot touch it, nor can cross-contamination occur.
The waste outlet and trap are wider than current washbasins – allowing water to flow directly into the sewers uninterrupted and is fitted with an air-admittance device that eliminates the chance of trap contents coming back up into the basin.
Anti-Microbial Easy-Clean Materials
Angel Guard units use materials that are naturally anti-microbial. For example, the pipework for both the potable and wastewater are made from either copper or stainless steel for units in Scotland. The Hygienic Mixing Valve (HMV) uses ceramic discs (ceramic is naturally anti-microbial) and not rubber or plastic for mixing water, typically found in solenoid and Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs).
The front and sides of the unit are made from toughened glass, as is the unique washbasin, making cleaning as easy as possible. The water outlet is also made from copper and does not contain any plastic parts, flow straighteners or aerators. It is hidden under a glass cover on top of the washbasin, which is very easy to clean.
Angel Guard is setting a new standard in hygienic production, installation and maintenance of sanitary devices for healthcare use. All our units are constructed in a clean and sterile environment at our production headquarters in East Kilbride. Our units are never water tested, instead opting to use dry nitrogen gas, as is compliant with HTM 04-01 guidelines. As all units are made to order, just one day prior to shipment, there is no possibility of contamination that typically occurs when products remain in warehouses for extended periods of time.
Furthermore, our use of rapid prototyping to manufacture the unique elements of our units helps keeping costs down, ensuring the best deal with the most benefits for our clients.
Install & Service
Our dedicated transport partner, Paul Ponsonby, collects each unit and delivers them in fully clean and static-free vehicles to the hospital, where our Service Scientists will be waiting to install the unit, wearing clean overalls, shoe covers and gloves. The installation will be carried out using sterilised tools, which will only be used for that individual unit prior to sterilisation afterwards. These conditions will be repeated by our Service Scientists for all necessary commissioning, servicing and maintenance.