Miele machine meets new rules

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Miele¹s popular range of Little Giants are now available with a new Water Research Council certified soap drawer. The soap drawer is fitted with a Type A airgap which means that both the WS5425 and WS5426 washing machines meet the requirements of the Water Supply Regulations 1999 in respect of connection to mains water with no risk of back flow contamination. Under the new regulations, fluid categories are defined in accordance with the risk assessment and washing machines installed in healthcare premises such as nursing homes and hospitals are classified as category 5 which is the highest level. If a washing machine without a Type A airgap is connected to mains water in a Category 5 application then a break tank has to be installed to ensure conformity. This, says Miele, is a bulky and costly solution and is now not necessary with the latest versions of Miele¹s Little Giants. For existing users of the WS5425 and WS5426 in high risk establishments, who require to bring their installation in line with the le

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