The BEAB Care Mark is proof that a product complies with the additional safety and
performance criteria for use in private housing, hospitals, and other care establishments. Specifically, the Care Mark demonstrates that water heater products meet the additional requirements to existing safety standards that take into account the needs of people in care situations, such as the elderly and people with disabilities who may have limited manoeuvrability or ability to react quickly to changing situations.
A BEAB Care Mark approved product has been designed to ensure stable outlet water
temperatures under normal supply variations. In addition, the product will protect from scalding under rapid and abnormal supply variations, without adjustment by the user. The BEAB Care Mark is only applied to products that have existing BEAB Approval and conform with the additional safety and performance test schedules. The product must be installed to comply with BEAB Care standards (e.g. for use in healthcare environments the factory set maximum temperature of 41ºC must not be altered). Following installation, the shower should be tested again within 6 to 8 weeks or after any major repair. If there is no significant change in the outlet water temperature greater than ±1º C between the two inspections, the in-service test frequency can be reduced - but it must not exceed 12 months between any two inspections. This test schedule is designed to measure performance specifically related to its application in the care sector, and ensures the performance of the shower is consistently monitored. The in-service tests must be recorded on the BEAB Care In-Service Test Record.