Finding the Best Child Friendly Hand Dryer
Whether you are choosing hand dryers for a school or looking for suitable appliances to cater to younger people in an entertainment or hospitality venue, there are important considerations including placement, mode of operation, and noise levels. Hand dryers that create less disturbance and which can be easily used by younger children help to maintain good hygiene and prevent the spread of illness.
Easily Accessible Hand Drying
The most important consideration when choosing hand dryers for children is making them accessible so that they can be properly used. The mounting height and type of hand dryer are key to ensuring that ease of use is prioritised.
In most cases, a hands under design is more suited to younger users as they offer more flexibility about where on the wall they are mounted to allow different ages to reach the drying area easily.
For adults, the recommended mounting height for a hands under dryer is between 1120mm and 1170mm above floor level, whereas the mounting height for a hands in dryer is between 975mm and 1050mm depending on gender.
These heights would not allow for comfortable usage for children.
Hands under dryers can be mounted lower to the floor at a suitable height for younger children. For ages 4-7, the recommended height is 810mm; for ages 7-10 it is 910mm; for ages 10-13, the recommended height is 1020mm; and for older children, 1120mm heights are recommended.
With a hands in dryer, a mounting height of 875mm above the floor is recommended. This may be too high for the youngest users.