Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
BS 1970, the internationally-recognised UK safety standard for rubber and PVC hot water bottles, has been amended as BS 1970:2012. The main changes are as follows:
A filling procedure isn’t included. However, filling time will partly depend on the filling aperture which is specified.
Please note, these new and amended safety instructions are embedded among other minimum instructions (see BS 1970:2011).
In the absence of European or international hot water bottle safety standards, BS 1970, as the foremost hot water bottle safety standard may be used as a benchmark to assess hot water bottles under the general safety requirement of the EU General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC.
Furthermore, in Australia the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Hot Water Bottles) Regulations 2008 are based on several requirements of the earlier BS 1970:2006, covering capacity and thickness, filling requirements, stoppers, leakage, seam strength, pressure test and selected labelling. However, please note:
“Do not use boiling water”
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