Managing the risk from hot water and surfaces in health and social care

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Please note if you are a provider registered with CQC, and with premises located in England, CQC is the relevant regulatory body for patient safety matters

This information sheet explains the risks associated with hot water and hot surfaces in health and social care premises and sets out guidance to help control them. It covers the risks vulnerable people may be exposed to when bathing or showering, or where there are hot surfaces such as pipes or radiators.

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Updated: 2021-03-15