Radiators are there to keep us warm when the weather isn’t, which is great for creating a lovely cosy house that will protect you from the cold. But as it’s Child Accident Prevention Week (5-11 June), we thought it would be a good idea to look at radiators from a different angle.
The main injury children suffer from radiators is when they burn themselves by touching them when they’re hot. Children, therefore, need to be educated about the dangers of touching radiators from the earliest possible age. However, if you don’t think the message is getting through, as an additional safety measure, the organisation Safe Kids recommends putting a fireguard around your radiators or boxing them in with radiator covers.
But that’s not always practical. And if you’ve gone to a lot of trouble and expense to fit designer radiators around your house, the last thing you want to do is cover them up!
Our solution is to fit a more child-friendly radiator in the children’s room. The Play has been designed to have a lower surface temperature – whilst still heating the room efficiently – which is less likely to cause burns. The Play also has rounded corners to make it safer if children accidentally fall against it. And best of all, it’s fun and colourful.
On a practical level, it’s also effective if you’re using solar energy systems, but the power can be boosted if necessary.
All The Play’s valves and pipework are safely hidden away behind the casing, making it almost impossible for little fingers to fiddle with them.
And with a pencil-proof grille, there’s less chance of items becoming wedged in places they shouldn’t be.
Visit our radiator showrooms in St Alban’s, Islington or Brighton to see The Play and talk to one of our advisors about why it’s suitable not just for children’s bedrooms, but for any room in the house where you want to introduce a playful element.