Anti-Microbial Easy-Clean Materials
Angel Guard units use materials that are naturally anti-microbial. For example, the pipework for both the hot, cold potable and wastewater is all made from copper (stainless steel in Scotland). The Hygienic Mixing Valve (HMV) uses ceramic discs (given that ceramic is a naturally anti-microbial material) and not rubber or plastic to mix the water, which are materials often 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, which makes cleaning very easy. 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 also very easy to clean.
Patent Pending Washbasin
Our patent pending washbasin, which is based on a unique tubular shape, is designed to ensure infection prevention by eliminating splashing – even when a person’s hands are interrupting the water flow.
This means that waterborne bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa cannot easily be splashed onto bedding, patients, sterile apparatus, nurses and doctors clothing, drug preparation equipment, etc. The unique concealed tap outlet is hidden and positioned with an air gap, so that cleaners and users cannot come into contact with it and cross contamination cannot occur.
The waste outlet and trap are wider than normal – 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.
Cleaning Protection System
The innovative Cleaning Protection System (CPS) available on our Michael units not only monitors who is cleaning the unit, but also for how long, and when. The CPS also alerts when unauthorised liquids are poured down the basin and shut the unit off for self-decontamination, identifying through RFID tags who has done this, allowing them to be re-trained.
Infection Prevention Hygiene System
This patent pending system uses innovative technology to guide a user through a full handwash cycle. Using images (Gabriel) or full video (Michael) and a countdown timer at each stage of the handwash style is shown and carefully monitored. Users are then identified (Michael) along with full individual and group handwash history available for review by themselves and the Infection Prevention Teams, providing real-time and historic data to help ensure high levels of compliance are achieved.
Hygienic Mixing Valve (HMV)