Finding the Best Workplace Hand Dryer
When planning the hygiene facilities for any modern workplace, key considerations include how they will be used by staff, and how good implementation can help to minimise impact on productivity through both hygiene and interruptions to work.
Choosing the best hand dryer for the workplace means selecting a model which creates minimal disturbance, works quickly to reduce time away from tasks and improves hygiene while also reduces energy use.
Minimising disturbance and distraction
Workplace noise can distract staff from the task at hand, and in some environments be a health and safety risk. Sound from hand dryers in a workplace bathroom can easily spread into surrounding office areas where the noise can affect concentration.
A conventional hand dryer emits around 83dB of noise and takes around 30 seconds to work fully. The noise, which is the equivalent of heavy traffic can easily spread through walls into work areas where productivity may be affected.
The Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 emits much less noise in use – approximately 57dB – and works in as little as 10 seconds, which means that there is far less encroachment on working areas and staff can concentrate.