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Hand Dryers for Schools

If you are looking to purchase hand dryers for schools, then there are a number of points to consider to ensure that you select the right hand dryers. Here are some tips to help you select hand dryers that are durable, efficient, and cost-effective.

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If vandalism is a problem in your school, then you should choose hand dryers that are less likely to be targets for vandalism. Avoid hand dryers that have drainage holes that can be clogged with foreign objects.

A unit that is made from steel is preferable because it is less likely to attract graffiti and scratches unlike coloured finishes and chrome. Although, brush stainless steel isn`t the most attractive option, it tends to hold up under conditions where there might be vandalism.

In addition, the hand dryer should feature steel back plates to prevent students from attempting to dismount the hand dryer from the wall. If there is nothing that tools or fingers can grab onto to pull at, it is much less likely that the hand dryer will be removed from the wall.

Noise Levels

If there are classrooms near the toilets in the school, it might be a good idea to pick a low noise level dryer so that the noise doesn`t carry as far. Most hand dryers feature dBA ratings so that you can determine whether the dryer will be too loud or not. Keep in mind that you may need to get recommendations from a sales specialist because dBA tests are conducted under chamber conditions, which don`t take amplification of sound into account.

Keeping the Toilets Sanitary

One of the most important reasons to invest in hand dryers for a school is to promote good hand washing habits. Hand dryers should dry hands quickly to ensure that they will be used and that the children won`t avoid using them because they take too long or don`t dry hands effectively. Choose hand dryers that feature non-touch activation to reduce the growth of bacteria on surfaces need the hand dryer. 

Energy Efficiency

Because children will likely go to the bathroom several times per day while at school, the number of uses of hand dryers can really add up in terms of electricity usage. By choosing an energy efficient model, you can reduce the school`s utility bills and still deliver high performance hand drying.

Regardless of the model that you select, electric hand dryers offer significant savings over paper towels that continuously need to be restocked. In addition to the waste from students messing about with the paper towels, paper towels have a huge carbon footprint and multiple paper towels are almost always needed to dry ones hands.

Contact Us

If you are looking for high performance, durable hand dryers for your school, Velo offers a full range of hand dryers. For more information, or assistance with selecting the right model for your school, please give us a call today on 1300 472 47687 or email us