CHS Healthcare is your industry leader in quality patient transfer solutions and hygiene systems. Wholly Australian owned and operated since 1997, we specialise in assisted baths and hygiene systems, patient lifting rail systems, portable and fixed hoists for domestic through to bariatric and hospital use, floor lifters, curtain systems, slings, accessories and more.
In 2015, CHS Healthcare was appointed the exclusive Australian distributor for the Avero Assisted Bath Range by Beka Hospitec. Manufactured in Germany to the highest standards, this range is modern in design, boasts unrivalled quality and delivers optimal functionality.
Recognising our stringent adherence to quality compliance, CHS Healthcare have recently earned the renowned, industry standard WaterMark™ certification for our entire Avero Assisted Bath Range. As pioneers of the Australian assisted bathroom industry, we are the first, and only Australian company to offer WaterMark™ certification on baths available to the wider market.
The WaterMark™ certification on our baths confirms that the plumbing design, fixtures, and connection methods used are compliant with the Plumbing Code of Australia and the relevant Australian Standards, which relates to product quality, including health and safety, performance, endurance and warrants that it is fit for purpose.
WaterMark™ certification is mandatory for all baths with fittings to enable them to be legally installed as a ‘deemed to satisfy’ solution in accordance with state and territory plumbing regulations.
The WaterMark™ certification logo instantly conveys the highest standards of quality and shows that the product has been rigorously tested. Once achieved, the certification guarantees to each stakeholder in the construction process the material’s longevity, functionality and compliance to the appropriate Building Standards making each component in an entire project easily identifiable as the right choice.
For the client or project team, the WaterMark™ certification eliminates risk and gives the confidence to specify a distinct level of quality that is easily recognised and verified quickly for ease of budgetary and compliance purposes. Builders can also rely on WaterMark™ certification to categorise standards of performance and longevity for each component, protecting their project from future defects and compliance issues.
For the plumber, the WaterMark™ certification ensures that they are not taking on any more responsibility than expected. Prior to certification, the site plumber would have to accept some responsibility for the plumbing work performed on the baths, which added risk and cost to the plumbers works. Now with certification, there is a clear line of demarcation between the baths and the site plumbing.
For local authorities, WaterMark™ certification means that the baths can be signed off without individual inspections, making the process faster and more cost effective.
After undergoing extensive auditing and testing, we are pleased to announce that our Avero Bath Range successfully gained the nationally recognised certification. Full scale, working prototypes of CHS Healthcare’s baths were thoroughly evaluated for adherence to strict installation, functional and operational standards. This included significant testing of in-situ performances such as hot and cold cycles, highly repetitive functions and the longevity of each component in a bath.
This marks an exciting evolution in the relationship Australia has with Assisted baths as adoption now carries another level of certainty and assurance.