We are experts in supplying hand dryers for Schools, Colleges and Universities. Not every education facility is the same, but it’s common for us to hear from headmasters, caretakers and facilities managers that their toilets and sinks are blocked with hard to break-down paper towels. Bins are often overflowing and dispensers empty, creating extra work for staff and unpleasant, unhygienic conditions. The cost of hand towels is escalating, as is the environmental impact, making hand dryers the logical choice for schools!
We have supplied hand dryers to over 1000 schools and many prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Newcastle, LSE, Bath, and Liverpool to name a few. We supply on both a rental and purchase basis. All schools, colleges, and universities immediately qualify for a credit account and can place orders via purchase order. We have the largest range of hand dryers for educational facilities, so whether you are looking to replace a faulty model or upgrade to a new machine, we are the perfect partner to assist you. Please contact us on 0114 3540047 for discounts, installation prices or great advice.
We know schools have tight budgets. A typical primary school has 280 pupils and 30 staff, in the washrooms alone 2500 paper towels will be consumed every day, every school year that is 500,000 towels. At current prices that’s almost £5000. Hand dryers appropriate for a school setting will consume a total of 475Kw to deliver the same number of dries at a cost of £95, a 92% cost saving! Imagine the extra gym equipment, teaching support or books for the library the extra cash could be used for.
Of course, school decision makers will have to factor buying and installing the dryers but for a primary school, however a budget of around £1500 should suffice and the dryers will quickly pay for themselves and generate savings for years to come.
The savings become far larger for a larger secondary school where the average number of pupils in 900 and much more again for a large College or University. Contact us for a free cost saving assessment for your school.
A comprehensive school could have up to 25 toilets which would take half a day to go around and check whether the paper dispensers are full or not. Another consideration is the time taken to empty the bins, order the products, clean up the floors and unblock sinks and toilets. Time is money and very limited in schools.
We all know how important protecting the world's resources and reducing our carbon footprints are. Large facilities like schools have a huge part to play. In an average comprehensive school, 1.6 million towels will be used in a year, which is 64 fully grown trees. More importantly, it’s the huge amount of soil degradation, water, chemicals, energy, and fuel that go into growing, manufacturing, and transporting paper towels. Hand dryers are a zero-waste solution that reduces carbon emissions by 90% per dry. Paper towels cannot be recycled into paper towels and the majority are classed as contaminated waste, therefore ending up rotting in landfills, producing methane.
School washrooms can be a horror show with paper towels all over the floor, blocked sinks, overflowing bins and empty dispensers. The paper towel industry attempted to claim hand dryers were less hygienic during the pandemic but the reality is that they are non-touch devices, that use the air you (and paper towels) are already surrounded by to dry your hands, many have HEPA filters and ionisers to improve hygiene. Hand dryers are approved by all governments throughout the world and leading authorities like WHO and CDC. Remember the least hygienic thing to do is to have wet hands, hand dryers never run out!
Check out a selection of case studies taken from the educational facilities we have provided.
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Secondary / College / University
A university is a complex mix of different property types. For example, there will be libraries, concert halls, lecture theatres, administration areas, sports halls, changing huts situated in the middle of fields, student bars, and laboratories. Some properties will be state of the art, and others built hundreds of years ago.
The toilets located near each of these diverse buildings will have to consider the level of footfall, the likely misuse of washrooms, the electrical supply, and acceptable noise levels are given the acoustics and nature of the building. We have written a blog article on selecting the most suitable hand dryers for universities. This article looks at different locations around a university and how to standardise without overspending.
For more information on these recommendations please check out our Top 10 hand dryers for schools blog or call one of our hand dryer experts on 0114 3540047.