Delivering Safe Water

in Healthcare

T-Safe Point of Use filtration, Hygiene Shower and Panel Shower helps to protect patients from the risk of infection. From waterborne pathogens including Legionella and Pseudomonas and Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium. We are trusted by over 250 hospitals across the UK and Ireland.

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Our Experience in Healthcare

T-Safe Point of Use Filter, Hygiene Shower and Panel Shower solutions was introduced to the market in 2016.
We are experienced working across the healthcare sector including, Acute, Primary, Community Mental Health and Residential Care Institutions.

T-Safe products have been designed to meet the demands of water safety in the healthcare sector. Focusing on,

  • Mitigating cross infection
  • Retrograde contamination
  • Reducing maintenance
  • Simplifying compliance management and;
  • Delivering real cost savings
T-Safe products are manufactured in accordance with EN ISO 13485 (Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices), meet the requirements of HTM 04:01 and are WRAS approved. Extensive testing, validation and quality control protocols ensure reliability of performance in critical and challenging healthcare environments.

 

T-Safe Point of Use Filtration

T-Safe Point of Use filtration has a sterilising grade membrane. Providing an effective barrier to the release of microorganisms such as Legionella.

Short-term control – Point of Use filtration can be used to protect end users from infection. Until remedial action and safe engineering control can be implemented.

Long-term control– Point of Use filtration may also be used in critical and augmented care environments. Or in scenarios where microbiological colonisation is inherent or systemic. T-Safe filtration has a lifecycle of 92 days. Making longer-term use an affordable option by reducing overall cost of filtration.

Features

Validated in accordance with ‘ASTM F838-05 ‘Determining bacteria retention of membrane filters utilised for liquid filtration’.

Offering cost savings of up to 66% compared to shorter lifecycle filters, reduced labour associated with filter deployment and less waste.

Ensures consistent water flow rate over lifecycle, enabling effective hygiene practices and optimal end user experience

Biomaster antibacterial additive technology reduces risk of retrograde contamination.

GS1 compliant data-matrix enables trace-ability and tracking.

T-Safe Hygiene Shower

T-Safe Hygiene Shower reduces risk of infection from shower systems. While providing a range of alternative solutions to delivering cost effective and compliant quarterly maintenance.
T-Safe Hygiene Shower has antibacterial technology and colour coded. Helping to improve patient safety and infection control while reducing maintenance and streamlining compliance.

Use T-Safe compliance schemes;

Quarterly Replacement

Disposable & recyclable showers, exchanged quarterly, eradicating maintenance and ensuring 100% compliance 

Self-Maintenance

Re-usable and fully maintainable showers, with interchangeable faceplates, reducing maintenance time by 50%.

Shower Management

A turnkey managed solution with a collection, clean and return service, no waste or recycling

Features

Antibacterial additives are impregnated through the product, providing a permanent barrier to microbiological growth, killing up to 99.9% bacteria within 24 hours.

Designed to reduce the rate of fouling and enable ease of maintenance

Providing a simple but effective visual indicator of showerhead and hose exchange or maintenance completion, simplifying compliance management.

Enables effective cleaning maintenance and auditing. 

Single use, disposable and fully recyclable shower-head & hose kits

Robust, reusable and fully maintainable shower-head & hose kits

T-Safe Panel Showers

T-Safe Panel Showers provide a professional, anti-vandal, low maintenance, safe showering solution for healthcare settings.

Combining automatic flushing and sterilising grade membrane. T-Safe Panel Showers provide an effective control against exposure to microorganisms including Legionella.

Case Study

T-Safe Point Of Use Filter Delivers £440K cost saving for NHS Trust

T-Safe point of use filters were introduced across Southern Health and Social Care Trust in 2018. After a successful field trial, T-Safe delivered significant reductions in filter usage, costs and maintenance time.

  • 66% usage reduction
  • £440K cost saving
  • 4,000 less man hours

 Client

Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) employs >13, 000 people and provides a range of health and social care services including Acute, Mental Health and Primary Care services to a population of c500, 000 across five council areas in Northern Ireland.

Challenge

SHSCT had experienced an ongoing water safety challenge. This was due to the aged nature of the estate and complexity of its water systems within its Major Acute Hospital sites. As part of the Water Safety Plan and risk mitigation strategy, Point of Use filters were installed to safeguard end users from the potential exposure from Legionella bacteria.

This proved to be an effective infection prevention control measure. However the point of use filters used resulted in challenges. They tended to block up long before their expected life-cycle of 31 days. Had poor water flow rates and incompatibility with non-touch taps. This increased the number of filters being used. Placing a financial burden on SHSCT and operational challenge.

Solution

In 2017 the SHSCT commenced a trial with T-Safe long life-cycle point of use filters.. The trial was conducted over a 4-month period and overseen by Tom Makin, acting in the capacity of Authorised Engineer for the SHSCT.

The trial was to test and assess product performance. Focusing on, efficacy of microbiological retention, flow rates, usable life-cycle and end user experience over a 92-day period.

The test was subjected to pre-trial baseline sampling. Followed by weekly water sampling from T-Safe filtered outlets and control outlets culminating in >900 samples being collected.

The outcome of the trial determined that T-Safe point of use filters provided an effective barrier to Legionella bacteria throughout. Achieving their full  life-cycle of 92 days with no significant deterioration in flow performance. T-Safe point of use filters were also found to be compatible with non-touch taps used onsite.

Result

SHSCT Water Safety Group approved T-Safe point of use filters and they were introduced across the estate in March 2018. T-Safe point of use filters resulted in significant cost savings and reduced the operational burden of filter management onsite.