MK Sockets – The Safest Available
MK’s sockets have a “child resistant shutter system”, which is designed to inhibit access to the electricity supply, unless all three pins of a British plug are in position.
By choosing our safety sockets, you can be sure that you are giving your building the ultimate in electrical protection. All electrical sockets manufactured to the British Standard must incorporate a shutter mechanism. British Standards require that a minimum safety level is achieved in the design and manufacture of electrical accessories. MK’s socket design offers the maximum safety benefit and is the most difficult shutter mechanism to defeat unless correctly being used with a British plug. All standard 13A MK sockets incorporate the 3-pin operated shutter system.
The issues around the cleanliness within health establishments such as hospitals, surgeries and dentists etc. continue to be raised by health professionals, government departments, the media and the general public.
In 2008, MK Electric commissioned independent testing on the Logic Plus range and a competitor’s ‘Anti-Microbial’ range by a reputable independent UKAS accredited laboratory. The laboratory tested the products, after cleaning with disinfectant (the Government’s ‘Deep Clean’ policy targeted all hospitals to adopt a deep clean program, which includes cleaning all fixtures and fittings). The organisms MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella Pneumoniae were applied to the products. Results were collected at 0 minutes, 4 hour, 8 hour and 24 hour intervals.
MRSA Logic Plus has a kill rate of 99.9% compared to the competitor’s Anti Microbial product with only 86.4%. Both products had an equal 99.9% kill rate for E-Coli and Salmonella. Klebsiella Pneumoniae Logic Plus has a kill rate of 98.9%, compared to the competitor’s Anti Microbial product with 95.4%. The Logic Plus range is produced using Urea Formaldehyde, a high grade thermoset material, which has similar inherent properties to antimicrobial additives, which inhibit the growth of infectious diseases such as MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella Pneumoniae. In addition, Logic Plus products are scratch-free thanks to high quality mould tools, which means there are no dirt traps for bacteria to breed. Whilst cleanliness is key to fighting these infections, and not replaced by the use of MK’s Logic Plus products, the independent results show that the range is more effective than a competitor’s Anti-Microbial products at killing MRSA organisms and contributes beneficially to any hygiene regime.