Fitting Hand Dryers in the Best Place
hen designing the bathrooms in your upcoming project, there are several things to consider including their how their layout and equipment can create a more positive experience for users. In addition to standard building requirements such as the number of sinks and hand dryers that should be fitted, there are also steps you can take that will make the bathrooms work more effectively for users.
Minimising Usage Time
On average, the amount of time spent using a bathroom in the workplace is more than three minutes. There are steps that you can take to reduce this slightly, which will have a positive effect on overall productivity.
Consider the steps that a user will take through the bathroom when using it. From entry to exit there are several stages in every visit including walking from the door to the toilet, and then to the sink, hand dryer, and finally to the exit. By planning a route through the bathroom with minimum crossovers, you can reduce traffic and congestion at key points. Minimising the distance that a user will need to walk to the dryer after using the sink will also help to reduce the amount of water that can fall to the floor from wet hands that could become a slip hazard. Note that as an electrical appliance, unless they are rated as IPx4 for water resistance, for safe use, hand dryers should be at least 60cm from a source of water.