Hand And Sensor Operated School Taps

Taps also referred to as faucets are an essential component for all hand washing equipment. Often specified or purchased as an afterthought, the tap is essentially an on and off valve to control the water supply to the sink or wash basin. Thought needs to be given to ensure the correct taps are ordered to suit your requirements.

In the UK it has been traditional to have separate hot and cold taps on sinks and wash hand basins, for kitchens and baths a mixer tap was common where the hot and cold water from the two separate valves is mixed before reaching the outlet, the resulting water temperature was dependant on the pressure and temperature of both water supplies.

Whilst separate hot and cold taps are still popular, modern mixer taps are now frequently specified in schools, incorporating a balanced water control to give a more even outlet temperature. This helps prevent fluctuations in temperature when the water pressure changes due to external loads on the water supply, such as a toilet flushing, or another tap being operated. Mixer taps are an ideal solution to provide warm water for hand washing in modern trough sinks.

£28.00 (exc VAT)

Cross Head Wash Basin Taps

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Pairs hot and cold hand wash basin taps with cross head top

Product Code XTAP

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£38.00 (exc VAT)

Cross Head Sink Taps

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Pairs ot and cold sink taps with cross head top

Product Code XSTAP

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£35.00 (exc VAT)

3 Inch Lever Basin Taps

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Pair 3 inch lever basin taps
75mm long levers

Product Code LTAP

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£40.00 (exc VAT)

6 Inch Lever Basin Taps

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Pairs of 6 inch lever wash basin taps
150mm levers

Product Code LTAP6

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£42.00 (exc VAT)

3 Inch Lever Sink Taps

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Pairs 3 inch lever operated kitchen sink taps
75mm levers

Product Code LSTAP

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£48.00 (exc VAT)

6 Inch Lever Sink Taps

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Pairs 6 inch lever operated sink taps
150mm levers

Product Code LSTAP6

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£35.00 (exc VAT)

Sequential Lever Operated Mixer Tap

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Lever operated sequential mixer tap with control from cold to hot

Product Code LMMT

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£30.00 (exc VAT)

Timed Flow Taps

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Press button timed flow wash basin taps

Product Code PBTAP

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£185.00 (exc VAT)

Timed Flow Tap With Adjustable Temperature Control

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Press button timed flow tap with adjustable temperature control by turning the top.

Product Code TCTFT

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£78.00 (exc VAT)

Time Flow Toggle Lever Tap

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Time flow wash basin tap with toggle lever control, ideal for schools and nurseries

Product Code TLBTAP

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£32.00 (exc VAT)

Cross Head Bib Taps

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Pair hot and cold cross head wall mounted bib taps

Product Code XHBIB

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£55.00 (exc VAT)

3 Inch Lever Bib Taps

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Pairs of 3 inch lever operated wall mounted taps
75mm levers

Product Code LBIB

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£48.00 (exc VAT)

6 Inch Lever Bib Taps

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Pairs 6 inch lever operated wall mounted bib taps
150mm levers

Product Code LBIB6

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£37.00 (exc VAT)

Soft Touch Push Button Bib Tap

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Time flow push button wall mounted bib tap with soft touch operation requiring minimal force.

Product Code TFBIB

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£70.00 (exc VAT)

Monobloc Lever Mixer Tap

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Lever operated monobloc mixer tap with swivel spout.
3 inch levers

Product Code 2LMMT

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£70.00 (exc VAT)

Lever Operated Deck Mixer Tap

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Deck mounted lever tap with hot and cold controls.
3 inch levers and swivel spout.

Product Code LDMT

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£125.00 (exc VAT)

Lever Bridge Mixer Tap

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Bridge lever sink mixer tap with 6 inch operating levers
Wall mounted.

Product Code BWMLT

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£125.00 (exc VAT)

Lever Bridge Deck Sink Mixer

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Bridge lever sink mixer tap with 6 inch levers
Deck Mounted

Product Code BRDLT

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£215.00 (exc VAT)

Lever Operated Nursery School Tap

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Novelty school tap with lever operation

Product Code NLTAP

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£399.00 (exc VAT)

Children's Novelty Sensor Tap

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Infrared children's sesor tap with novelty design to encourage hand washing for younger pupils.

Product Code NSTAP

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£175.00 (exc VAT)

Infrared Basin Tap

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Sensor operated no touch angled basin tap. Battery or mains power supply

Product Code DST

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£199.00 (exc VAT)

Infra Red Sensor Tap

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Infrared sensor operated wash basin tap with battery and mains power supply

Product Code S1D

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£210.00 (exc VAT)

Infrared Swan Neck Basin Spout

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Sensor operated swan neck basin tap with both battery and mains power supply.

Product Code IRSN

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£259.00 (exc VAT)

Infrared Wall Mounted Tap Spout

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Sensor operated wall mounted tap with battery or mains power supply.

Product Code IRBS

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£89.00 (exc VAT)

Knee Operated Basin Tap

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Knee operated wash basin tap with exposed or concealed water supply

Product Code KV

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£55.00 (exc VAT)

Chrome Plated Basin Or Trough Water Spout

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Fixed water spout for trough sinks or wash basins

Product Code FSPOUT

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£45.00 (exc VAT)

100mm Long Wall Mounted Bib Tap Extensions

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Pairs chrome plated wall mounted tap extensions

Product Code EXT-100

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£30.00 (exc VAT)

Bib Tap Extensions 70mm Long

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70mm long wall mounted tap extensions

Product Code EXT-70

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£30.00 (exc VAT)

50mm Long Wall Mounted Bib Tap Extensions

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50mm long wall mounted tap extensions

Product Code EXT-50

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£20.00 (exc VAT)

Wall Plate Elbows For Wall Mounted Taps

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Pair chrome wall plate elbows for exposed water supply to wall mounted bib taps.

Product Code WPE

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£52.00 (exc VAT)

TMV3 Thermostatic Mixing Valve

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Thermostatic TMV3 mixing valve for the safe supply of hot water to your taps.

Product Code TMV3

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£52.00 (exc VAT)

Shattaf Bidet Spray Shower

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Chrome plated brass shattaf bidet spray with hose

Product Code SHATTAF

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Different Tap Controls

Wall mounted taps (bib taps) are often used above utility sinks to fill buckets, or above medical basins to aid cleaning and sterilisation of the sink. The water connections for bib taps are supplied through the back wall or the supply can be converted to an exposed water supply with wall plate elbows.

Cross head taps - are supplied in pairs and have a traditional four pronged cross patterned head to operate the valve. Both hot and cold valves will operate in the same direction for on and off. Available as deck and wall mounted models.

Lever operated sink and basin taps - are supplied in pairs and have a 3 inch or 6 inch lever to turn the valve on and off. Hot and cold valves will operate in opposite directions to each other. The taps can be mounted on the sink / basin or alternatively on the wall.

Lever Mixer Taps - are supplied as single taps. Available to suit single tap holes (monobloc) with one or two lever operation, or to suit two tap holes with one or two lever operation. Single lever mixing taps usually incorporate a sequential control starting at cold going to fully hot as the lever is turned. Two lever taps have separate hot and cold water control.

Infrared hands free sensor taps are quickly replacing manual taps to prevent water waste. The taps operate when the user's hands enter the handwashing area and trigger a proximity sensor which opens the valve. The taps are designed to turn off after a set period of time, or when the user removes their hands from the washing area.

Time flow taps dispense water when the press button is depressed, this opens the valve which runs for a set period of time before automatically shutting off. Soft touch time flow taps are designed to operate with less force, for use by infant and junior age school children as well as disabled users .

Knee valves are used in conjunction with basin spouts to offer a hands free tap which is operated by the user's knee and water is dispensed through the spout on the basin or trough. Designed for use with pre-mixed or cold water the knee operated valves offer a cheaper alternative to sensor taps when hands free operation is required.

Care should be taken to ensure hot water is supplied at a safe temperature to prevent the risk of scalding. Thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) should be used on all hot water supplies to taps to limit the maximum temperature of the hot water supply. Currently there is no legal hot water temperature setting for TMVs in schools, but each education establishment has a legal obligation to ensure that the facilities provided are safe to use. School are required to undertake risk assessments which will identify hot water provision risks and take suitable action to mitigate these risks.The Environmental Design in Schools document recommends a maximum hot water temperature of 43°C for infant and nursery school wash basins, this would be a good guideline for use in all other schools and colleges. TMV’s should be set to a lower temperature to allow for the usual 2 degree variation that can occur, and an assessment should be undertaken to assess if these  temperatures are too high for smaller school children, which will increase the risk of pupils not washing their hands.