Selecting the ideal hand dryer

/ May 1, 2018

Our hands are wonderful things – with them we can create, grow, care and nurture. However, because we use our hands in so many ways it tends to make them one of the most common methods for unwittingly spreading disease and infections. That’s why good hand hygiene is so important.

But what exactly is hand hygiene? Hand hygiene refers to keeping your hands at their cleanest, which minimises the spread of bacteria and dirt. Good hand hygiene can be achieved through the washing of our hands using soap and water, as well as through decontamination using antibacterial hand sanitiser and powered hand dryers. This can reduce the incidence of diseases and infections. Effective hand hygiene practices can also play a key part in minimising of multi-drug resistant organisms in healthcare environments.

When looking to install new powered hand dryers in a healthcare environment, a thorough dry is key. Because health care workers in hospitals, aged care facilities and doctors’ offices wash their hands more regularly than other people and are typically time poor, we would recommend high speed hand dryers to cut down on the time spent drying hands. Automated soap dispensers can assist in reducing the spread of bacteria.

In addition, automatic hand sanitiser dispensers should be placed at regular intervals throughout the facilities to enable healthcare workers to perform effective decontamination as they move from patient to patient.  Our guide to choosing a hand dryer is a good place to start looking for commercial dryers to be used in a variety of environments including hospitals and health centres.

If you are searching for the ideal hand dryer for your purposes, contact Edge Design Washrooms to discuss your requirements today! We’d love to hear from on 01163 260060 or by email