Anti-scald bathroom manufacturer Inta has helped one Yorkshire city to install over 30,000 TMV2 approved Intaplus bath shower mixers.
As of now, properties under the ownership of Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) are now all fully equipped with safety measures against scalding water.
It has been little over three years since the Part G Building Regulations were approved by government to ensure all newly-built homes were fitted with TMVs in a bid to reduce scalding injuries.
However, plans to install the valves into each of WDH’s 31,000 properties began back in May 2007 with the help of Inta and Wakefield MP Mary Creagh.
Inta, based in Stafford, is the industry’s leading voice in the battle against bath time and shower scalding and has been campaigning for measures to be introduced for the past decade.
Stuart Gizzi, director of Inta, said: “We are very proud to have worked with Wakefield and District Housing to install over 30,000 bath shower mixers. For 11 years now we have been pushing for the government to get tougher with their regulations when it comes to scalding and whilst the Part G Building Regulations are a good start, we still want to see more homes equipped with the approved devices.
“This has to be seen as the start of a nationwide push to get more houses fitted with TMVs. We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to remember that temperatures any higher than 44°C can potentially be dangerous, or even deadly.”
As well as Inta, MP Creagh has played a pivotal role in getting the views of both politicians and the public altered with regards to scalding. In 2006 she worked with the ‘Hot Water Burns Like Fire’ campaign, bringing together victims and medical experts to help lobby the government into making changes to regulations.
She said: “Hot bath water is the major cause of severe scalding injuries among young children. These injuries are avoidable and I have been campaigning to raise awareness since I was first elected in 2005.
“I am delighted Wakefield District Housing and Inta have worked together to install these new valves which should drastically reduce scalding injuries.”
For more information on Inta’s range of anti-scald products, visit www.intatec.co.uk