A leading NHS Healthcare Trust has taken steps to revolutionise its maintenance programme in certain key areas with the installation of a range of door protection products from leading manufacturer Intastop Ltd.  The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which serves the Bury and Rochdale area, selected the products for its Fairfield General Hospital theatre doors which had been damaged through general wear and tear since the  opening of the hospital.

The PVC-u Anti-bacterial Impact Protection Sheet from Intastop has myriad benefits for building maintenance and as part of an infection control programme due to the incorporation of Hygienilac®.  Providing an impact resistant surface the sheet is Class ‘O’ Fire Rated and tested to BS476 Parts 6 & 7 meeting building safety and infrastructure requirements. It is easily cut to size on site using a Stanley knife or they can be manufactured to individual specifications, pre-cut to size for half-height and shaped plates, or edges chamfered to order.  Standard sheet thickness is 2mm although other thicknesses are available on request.  On this occasion Intastop were commissioned to fit the panels, and used JMB Installations, to ensure the project was completed overnight whilst the theatres were closed.

Steve Johnson, Building Estates Officer commented; ” The Intastop team worked well and completed the work  to a very high standard within the agreed time scale. In addition to this particular project other Intastop projects have since been specified including the aluminium door edge protection strips, continuous hinges and coordinating plastic corner guards.  Since the installation of the door protection sheets we have also started using the aluminium roller bar frame protectors. An initial trial in our RESUS area in the Accident and Emergency Department proved to be hugely successful and this product has now been fitted to all door casings in our theatres.”