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How much is Covid 19 Spread by AIR in washrooms

How much is Covid 19 Spread by AIR in washrooms

Virus’ and germs travel by air. Silently, unseen and undetected. They emerge at speed from our mouths, noses and waste excretions Washrooms have the most dangerous of air environments to manage. Flushing sends up a mushroom cloud of aerosolised droplets Anything and eve...
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Sterillo Out The Washroom

Sterillo Out The Washroom

Sterillo Hand Dryer and Sterillo UNO have understandably been flying out of our warehouse in recent months. Our washroom sterilisation equipment was primarily being used in just the one room, but thanks to Sterillo UNO – a complete air sanitisation unit without a hand dryer, we have ...
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Viruses in the Air

Viruses in the Air

When someone sneezes, a potent mixture of particles containing bacteria, viruses, allergens are released in a suspension called bioaerosols (biological aerosols). This is one-way airborne pathogens (such as Coronavirus) spread from human to human and cause subsequent infections.  It is commonl...
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Coronavirus’ Killed with UVC Light

Coronavirus’ Killed with UVC Light

Germicidal UVC light (254.7nm) is proven to stop all viruses (including Coronavirus’) replicating and therefore spreading.  By destroying the section of DNA responsible of its replication – the virus is no longer able to infect or spread. Coronaviruses are strikingly similar i...
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Chinese Coronavirus Epidemic: More Information

Chinese Coronavirus Epidemic: More Information

As the Coronavirus death toll rises more and more governments are being forced to take drastic action in attempts to abate its inexorable spread about the globe whilst the medical fraternity race against time to find out the vital facts they need to understand how to deal with the virus’s spread and...
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How hygienic are hand dryers?

How hygienic are hand dryers?

It has been debated over between paper towel and hand dryer industry giants for many years. Both sides of the argument have for some time been able to make viable scientific studies which prove one is better than the other at maintaining washroom hygiene and in a recent article in the Guardian newsp...
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True benefits of a quiet hand dryer

True benefits of a quiet hand dryer

Nothing says sophistication in a washroom more than high performing hygienic quiet hand dryers, especially when they have a significantly lower sound output than customers’ might be used to. It’s surprising how simple ambience and a pleasant method to dry one’s hands after visiting the bathroom in ...
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The facts about hand drying

The facts about hand drying

Research highlights the importance of hand drying in infection control – and points to electric hand dryers as the best method of hand drying While the benefits of washing your hands have been understood for more than a century, the benefits of hand drying are yet to become public knowledge. Equa...
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What is the best Hand Dryer to buy in 2018?

What is the best Hand Dryer to buy in 2018?

What is the best Hand Dryer to buy in 2018? (With Infographic) Gone are the days of compromise. In the past we had specific hand dryers leading the way for either style or drying time but the dryers of 2018 are trailblazing state of the art technology, superseding all of the old ‘specialist&r...
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Where (and where not) to install your hand dryer

Where (and where not) to install your hand dryer

In theory, placing your hand dryer or towel dispenser in just the right location should be easy. In the simplest terms, it involves measuring the hand dryer height from the floor and planning the right hand dryer distance from the sink and other washroom features. The fact that it seems so simple i...
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How to install a hand dryer

How to install a hand dryer

If you’ve never fitted a hand dryer by yourself before, you’re in the right place. To make your hand dryer installation an absolute breeze, follow our simple six-step guide.  Hand dryer installation in 6 simple steps Step 1: Time to unpack First things first – open the box ...
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How do hand dryers work, anyway?

How do hand dryers work, anyway?

Whether you work in an office, exercise at a leisure centre or eat in a restaurant, washing your hands and using a hand dryer are everyday occurrences.  Although it’s easy to overlook how hand dryers work, the facts may surprise you – and they’ll certainly make you think twic...
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The 3 types of hand dryer: how to use them

The 3 types of hand dryer: how to use them

As we discussed in a previous article, there’s a ‘right’ way to dry your hands – and there are plenty of wrong ways too. Use the wrong method, and you risk holding hands with millions of bacteria. What we didn’t tell you about were the different types of hand dryer and...
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What you need to know about baby changing stations

What you need to know about baby changing stations

How to install a baby changing station Baby changing stations are designed to be easy to install, and any baby changing unit you purchase should be provided with a full set of installation and operator instructions.  How to install a baby changing station Open the box containing your baby ...
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‘My dryer isn’t heating’ – a handy troubleshooting guide

‘My dryer isn’t heating’ – a handy troubleshooting guide

Hand dryers are usually very robust, but – like all modern technology – they do require a spot of maintenance from time to time.  ‘My dryer isn’t heating’ is one of the most common hand dryer queries we receive – but it is often one of the simplest issues to...
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How to decide which dryer is best for your business

How to decide which dryer is best for your business

So, here’s the thing – there’s no single test for deciding which dryer is best. Choosing the perfect hand dryer will require you to consider a number of factors, including the needs of your users, your facilities budget, interior design considerations and the particular requirement...
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A hand dryers history lesson that will blow your mind

A hand dryers history lesson that will blow your mind

It’s easy to take hand dryers for granted. After all, you spend a matter of seconds using them, and once you’ve dried your hands and carried on with your day, they’re quickly forgotten about. But when you look past all the industry bluster, the hand dryers history that emerges is ...
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Are hand dryers safe?

Are hand dryers safe?

Are hand dryers safe? That seems to be the question on everybody’s lips.  You can hardly pick up a newspaper or read a blog these days without encountering some scathing report about the safety of hand dryers.  The popular view is that hand dryers spread germs and bacteria inside t...
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Hand Drying: The Right And Wrong Ways To Dry Your Hands

Hand Drying: The Right And Wrong Ways To Dry Your Hands

Hand drying is more important than you’d think We all know how important it is to wash our hands. But what most of us don’t know is wet hands are more likely to spread bacteria than dry hands. That’s what this Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research paper opened with i...
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Handy Dryers Christmas & New Years Holidays

Handy Dryers Christmas & New Years Holidays

All the staff at Handy Dryers would like to wish all of our customers and visitors and very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. As the year draws to an end and everyone winds down to prepare for spending time with extended family and friends over these upcoming holidays we would like to thank you ...
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Hand Dryers - The Perfect Winter Warmer?

Hand Dryers - The Perfect Winter Warmer?

As the cold weather draws in and brings with it snow, ice, cold hands and runny noses, we think that we have found the perfect winter warmer... hand dryers! With our hand dryers being so economical to run and so powerful when you use them that your hands will be toasty and warm within seconds and re...
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World's Oldest Hand Dryer?!

World's Oldest Hand Dryer?!

This delightful specimen was found by Steve, our MD, whilst he was on his travels in the picturesque hamlet of Pin Mill, Suffolk on the banks of the River Orwell. This must surely be the oldest example of an electric hand dryer in existence?!  Amazingly it still worked (at least air came out o...
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Using A Dyson Hand Dryer Is Like Setting Off A Viral Bomb In A Bathroom - Ars Technica

Using A Dyson Hand Dryer Is Like Setting Off A Viral Bomb In A Bathroom - Ars Technica

Bathrooms are a prime location for smearing disease-causing microbes all over your hands. Yet, despite societal pressures and prodding signage, a lot of people don’t clean their grimy mitts after a potty break. Some audacious folks just skip the sink all together, while others don’t wash...
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Operating Costs Of Your Hand Dryer

Operating Costs Of Your Hand Dryer

All modern hand dryers should dry hands in 10-12 seconds and it is therefore quite straightforward to calculate their running cost as, apart from electricity, there is usually little or no maintenance and no spares or consumables needed. To calculate an actual cost we need to know: • N...
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Why Risk A Flu Epidemic At Work?

Why Risk A Flu Epidemic At Work?

Studies have shown that airborne germs such as flu and norovirus spread quicker in washrooms than anywhere else, resulting in it being one of the most common reasons for sickness in the workplace. However, to try and tackle this the Sterillo Hand Dryer and Sterillo Uno sanitiser have been ...
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NEC Birmingham Case Study

NEC Birmingham Case Study

The NEC approached Handy Dryers in early 2016 to ask our opinion on converting from using paper towels in all of their washrooms throughout the entire Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to hand dryers.  They were part way through a major refurbishment and wanted hand dryers that met the following ...
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Changing Places Accessible Toilets

Changing Places Accessible Toilets

User accessible toilets play a vital role in improving the lives of thousands of people throughout the UK by allowing them the freedom to venture beyond their own doorstep safe in the knowledge that they can access toilet facilities. For some people though standard accessible toilets are not suitabl...
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ECO Friendly Hand Dryers - Do They Exist?

ECO Friendly Hand Dryers - Do They Exist?

Here at Handy Dryers we take pride in being a carbon trust accredited supplier and work closely with a variety of suppliers and customers to ensure that we are as ECO friendly as we can be and produce hand dryers that are ECO friendly. The environmentally friendly hand dryers that we produce are ...
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Commercial Hand Dryers

Commercial Hand Dryers

Have you ever had that sinking feeling as you approach yet another ineffectual hand dryer?  We have a full range of hand dryers to suite your every bathroom, Commercial or otherwise. With cutting edge technology, our hand dryers blow away the competition and leave your hands dry as a ...
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