Hot Water Safety

Each year in Australia, an average of 1800 children suffer scald burns requiring admission to hospital and one in five are due to exposure to hot tap water.

Scald burns can be severe, and sometimes life threatening; skin grafting is required in about 20% of all scald cases.

Ensure a Hot Water Tempering Valve is installed on your hot water system.

Water TempTime to cause a full thickness scald
70°CLess than 0.3 seconds
60°C0.9 seconds
55°C10 seconds
50°C3 minutes
50°C or lessControl setting for a Hot Water Tempering Valve

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