Typical Shower Assembly
Showers are typically specified in patient ensuites and bathrooms.
HBN 00-09 states
Showers are generally more practical than baths in connection with clinical procedures and are easier to keep clean.
In wet rooms, high quality water-resistant cladding should be used on the walls to prevent mould. Solid grade laminate is the perfect for wall panelling, as mentioned previously, SGL is completely impervious to liquid. Panels can be sealed on to flashgaps giving a smooth, easy to clean and highly durable finish.
HBN 00-10 Part C states
A concealed, panel mounted TMV3-approved thermostatic mixing valve should be installed in all showers. For ease of use, temperature and volume control should be lever-operated and the showerhead should be height adjustable and detachable from its bracket.
Ambulant shower rooms (without toilets or tip-up shower seats) are only suitable for fully ambulant staff or visitors. The use of shower trays is acceptable in ambulant shower rooms however they should not be used in any patient areas as they present a tripping hazard.
There are lots of different room layouts with showers which all have their own individual requirements. HTM 00-02 outlines each of these rooms and the specific requirements.
HBN Code: TM1