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Hand Dryers & Hand Drying
IWSA members can provide a range of hand drying facilities for your premises.
Hand to hand and hand to face contact is the single biggest method of transferring bacteria from person to person and ingestion of bacteria. Proper hand washing and drying is essential to prevent cross-contamination, as well as providing for the comfort of your customers, staff and visitors.
Much has been made of the most effective method of drying hands to prevent bacteria. From the results of a study carried out in the US, albeit a limited study, there is no significant difference between the various methods described here.
We provide a range of hand dryers including new generation, high speed low energy and conventional high powered warm air hand dryers, along with paper towels, roll towels, and laundered linen/cotton roller towels.
High Speed Low Energy Hand Dryers
The newest high speed low energy and new generation hand dryers are definitely the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly method of hand drying. Once installed the ongoing hand dryer running costs are very low, as is the impact on the earth's resources. Most popular and well known are the new Dyson Airblade mk2, Mitsubishi Jet Towel, Veltek Veltia and Xlerator Hand Dryers. Many leading brand hand dryers are offered by IWSA members along with their alternatives.
Laundered Linen Roller Towels
The closest thing to home. Laundered roller towels have the feeling of fresh cotton and effective quick drying. A clean section of towel is available for use with the used portion rolled up on a separate roll inside the machine which is removed on a regular basis by our operatives for cleaning. Each towel has enough for approximately 200 uses.
Paper Hand Towels
Standard paper hand towels have been used for many years. They have the lowest initial cost, with low dispenser and installation charges. Ongoing paper supplies may be expensive for larger establishments. Cost effective for low usage areas. Stainless steel, Chrome or plastic dispensers available Still argued as the healthiest method of drying hands, especially for kitchen and hospital areas are germs are captured and disposed off.
Automatic Paper Towel Dispensers
New automatic dispensers for paper hand towels regulate the usage with a separate sheet being dispensed for each use so the user cannot take multiple sheets at a time. Operated by waving your hand in front of the dispenser Infrared sensor operated dispensers eliminate the need for any hand contact reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination. Germs are captured on paper towel and disposed off.