Stop Water Scalding
Is your water too hot?
Australian Standards (AS3500) requires the temperature of hot water used for hygiene purposes in childhood centres, schools, & nursing homes or similar facilities for the aged, sick or disabled is not to exceed 43.5°C, & all other classes of buildings i.e. residential water is to be no greater than 50°C.
Did you know it takes less than 1 second for a child to get a third degree from water at 65°C & 5 minutes to cause a third degree burn at 50°C?
Although this legislation is not retrospective its necessity has been highlighted in the coronial inquiry into death due to scalding.
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Howard Plumbing have a range of anti scalding devices available. Check out our anti scald devices page.