Aiano was approached by a nursery in East London that required wire mesh radiator guards in advance of an upcoming inspection. Aiano are regularly contacted for such work as we are the only heater guard manufacturer recommended by the largest heating company in the world, Dimplex.
Some of our more diverse recent projects for schools and nurseries include radiator guards for Dollis Primary School, Bespoke internal window guards for a special needs’ school in Greenwich, bespoke ceiling-mounted guards for a school sports’ hall in Leyton, and ball guards for St Augustine’s School in Kilburn.
The nursery takes children from 3 months old up until the age of 5, so it was of paramount importance that they have high quality radiator guards that are safe for curious hands to touch and finger safe so that small fingers cannot touch the heater.
The nurseries radiators were central heating radiators (or wet radiators). Aiano manufactures and stocks a wide range of standard radiator guards for the most popular electric heaters on the market, however, for wet radiators the guards need to be made to order.
Measuring your heaters for wire mesh radiator guards
For complex jobs where there are a number of environmental issues, customers often feel it necessary to request a site survey, and Aiano engineers carried out a sire survey for this school. However, in many cases a site survey is not practical and in such instances our advisors are able to help our customer to provide the relevant measurements for us to design suitable wire mesh radiator guards
In these cases we would normally request photos so we can get an idea of the complexity of the work required. After receiving photos we usually send a drawing which details the measurements required in order for us to accurately manufacture a guard that will be suitable.
Allowing for adequate clearance on wire mesh radiator guards
On some occasions where we are supplying wire mesh radiator guards to schools and nurseries there are competing demands to have guards that have sufficient clearance to be safe for use in this specific environment, but also to have guards that do not take up too much space. In these instances we emphasise that safety considerations must be of paramount importance.
Aiano recommends that all guards must have at least 3” of clearance all of the way around to ensure they remain safe to touch. This is of particular importance when guards are being supplied to nurseries or schools where they are likely to be touched on a regular basis.
Removable fixings for wire mesh radiator guards
The school wanted the guards to be easily removable, to be able to clean the area around the heater. Aiano offers several options for making the guards easily removable. It is important to weigh the slightly opposing benefits of, on the one hand being able to remove the guards easily for cleaning, and on the other hand, ensuring the guards are secure for health & safety reasons. Please feel free to contact Aiano for advice if this is a concern for your school or nursery.
Please call Scott or Gokay on 020 7987 1184 or email us if you would like to discuss your requirements, or for further information or advice on AIANO heater guards.