Running a nursery is hard work, and it is easy for illnesses to spread between children if good hygiene standards are not maintained throughout the day. Many younger children can be scared of noisy older hand dryer designs, and this can discourage them from washing their hands properly.
Best Hand Dryers for Nurseries
Protecting the health and wellbeing of young children is important. Choosing quieter hand dryers for nurseries helps to minimise disturbance.
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How noisy are hand dryers
Conventional warm air hand dryers can make a considerable amount of noise. The large nozzle on older hand dryers is necessary to slow airflow down, but it creates a lot of turbulence in the air being blown over the hands and means that the internal fan and motor are exposed.
The combination of fan noise and air turbulence means that conventional warm air hand dryers emit up to 83dB of noise when in use. This is the equivalent of heavy traffic and can damage the hearing of smaller children because they are more likely to stand close to the source of the noise.
A jet hand dryer such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 works with fast-moving air which forms a narrow curtain. The airflow creates much less turbulence and allows for better sound insulation, which means that the dryer is much quieter in use. 57dB is the equivalent of a conversation.
Lower sound levels from modern hand dryers means less disturbance in the surrounding area and helps children who are more sensitive to loud noises.
No touch designs stop the spread of germs
Protecting young children from the spread of germs is important. Older hand dryers that have push button operation create an opportunity for bacteria to spread from one person to another.
Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryers have a sensor built into the drying area thatdetects when hands are present and starts the fan immediately. This means that there is less opportunity for germs to spread and is also more intuitive for younger children making the dryer easier to use.
Lower energy use
The combination of the design and automatic operation means that Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryers are much more energy efficient than older designs.
Whereas a conventional hand dryer would cost approximately £33 annually based on 100 daily uses, the ultra-efficient design of the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 uses just £10 of electricity and is responsible for 66% less CO2 emissions, which means that it helps you do your bit for the environment.