Quickly find the perfect hand dryer | Click here
Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award
Carbon Neutral Company

Hand Dryers for Schools, Colleges and Universities

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.

40 Items
View
Refine Selection
Filters
View 40 products ›
  • Select Price
      -
A member of 1% for the planet
40 Items
View
  • Dryflow Viska - The World’s Quietest Hand Dryer! Quietest
    in Class
  • BulletDri Hand Dryer with HEPA Filter
    From £179.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Buying for a school? Instant 30 day credit terms available
  • Bamboo Bobbi Hand Dryer With HEPA Filter
    £249.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • SteelForce Stainless Steel Hand Dryer with HEPA filter
    Now £529.00 Was £579.00 | Save £50.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Jet Force Plus Hand Dryer with HEPA Filter
    £289.96
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Machflow Plus Brushless Hand Dryer with HEPA filter & Ioniser M19A 20 Years
    Guarantee!
  • Buying for a school? Instant 30 day credit terms available
  • DryFlow® Classic Plus Hand Dryer Longest
    Life
    £239.95
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Mitsubishi Jet Towel Wave u02 Smart Hand Dryer - White Most
    Reliable
    Now £354.99 Was £499.00 | Save £144.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Buying for a school? Instant 30 day credit terms available
  • Dyson Airblade V HU02 Hand Dryer - White
    Now £589.00 Was £674.99 | Save £85.99
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Dyson Airblade V HU02 Hand Dryer - Nickel Best
    Seller
    Now £589.95 Was £674.99 | Save £85.04
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Mitsubishi Jet Towel Smart Wave u02 Hand Dryer - Silver Most
    Reliable
    Now £354.99 Was £499.00 | Save £144.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • PHS Warner Howard Hand Dryers Airforce Hand Dryer - Black
  • PHS Warner Howard Hand Dryers Airforce Hand Dryer - White
  • PHS Warner Howard Hand Dryers Airforce Hand Dryer - Polished Chrome
  • PHS Warner Howard Hand Dryers Airforce Hand Dryer - Brushed Satin
  • Mitsubishi Jet Towel Wave i01 Slim Heated Hand Dryer - Black Most
    Reliable
    Now £533.99 Was £699.00 | Save £165.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim Heated Wave i01 Hand Dryer - Silver Most
    Reliable
    Now £539.99 Was £659.00 | Save £119.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Mitsubishi Wave i01 Jet Towel Slim Heated Hand Dryer - White - JT-SB216JSH2-W-NE Most
    Reliable
    Now £533.99 Was £699.00 | Save £165.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Mitsubishi Jet Towel Wave i01 Slim Unheated Hand Dryer - White Most
    Reliable
    Now £498.99 Was £649.00 | Save £150.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Turboforce® Recessed Hand Dryer
    £424.99
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • World Dryer VERDEdri Hand Dryer
    Now From £385.99 Was £439.00 | Save £53.01
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • B-7125 InstaDry Jet Hand Dryer
    £741.99
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • JetDri Mark II Hand Dryer Fastest
    in Class
    Now £149.00 Was £167.90 | Save £18.90
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Turboforce® Junior MKII Hand Dryer
    £119.99
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Vapordri HEPA Hand Dryer
    Now £519.00 Was £549.00 | Save £30.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Classic PLUS II Hand Dryer Longest
    Life
    £339.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • DryForce Plus Hand Dryer
    Now £159.00 Was £182.85 | Save £23.85
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Blu Ray Junior Hand Dryer
    £109.99
    Email Me View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • EcoSlim HEPA Hand Dryer With Ioniser Most Energy
    Efficient
    Now £319.00 Was £349.00 | Save £30.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • EcoWave Hand Dryer with HEPA Filter Best
    Seller
    £179.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Slimforce Hand Dryer
    £99.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Viper HEPA Hand Dryer Quietest
    in Class
    £249.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • EcoForce Hand Dryer Quietest
    in Class
    £189.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • G-Force Eco Hand Dryer with HEPA Filter
    Now £199.00 Was £209.00 | Save £10.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • G-Force MKII Hand Dryer with HEPA filter Fastest
    in Class
    £299.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Turboforce® Hand Dryer
    From £282.55
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Turboforce® Junior PLUS Hand Dryer Best
    Seller
    Now £139.00 Was £163.00 | Save £24.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Elite Hand Dryer Longest
    Life
    £299.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • D-Flow Eco HEPA Hand Dryer
    Now From £503.36 Was £599.00 | Save £95.64
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes
  • Elite MK 2 Hand Dryer Quietest
    in Class
    £349.00
    Buy View Add to quotes
    Item added to quotes
    Item removed from quotes

Why choose hand dryers for your School, College or University?

  • 95-98% cost savings vs paper towels.
  • Save caretakers/cleaners time restocking dispensers
  • Protecting future generations – environmentally friendly
  • Saves sinks, urinals and toilets from being blocked
  • Washrooms are cleaner
  • HYGIENIC

Cost savings provided by school hand dryers

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.

Saves staff time by using hand dryers in schools

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.

Protecting future generations

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.

Cleaner more hygienic school washrooms

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!

 

School and University hand dryer case studies

Check out a selection of case studies taken from the educational facilities we have provided.

Gladesmore College

Fittleworth

Chapter House

South Farnborough 

University of Cambridge


What makes a good hand dryer in a school environment?

It is clearly important to consider how robust and vandal resistant hand dryers need to be but considerations like noise, must be taken into consideration. Fast-drying is important to ensure effective hand hygiene, but cost and energy efficiency is also important. 
 

Quiet hand dryers for schools

Schools can be noisy, over-stimulating places. Kids playing, shouting, bells ringing, teachers shouting. Some younger children and those with autism may really struggle to regulate in these environments so its important hand dryers don’t add to these woes. This is often down to how a dryer starts and how unexpected it starts as opposed to just the noise level. We have a number of dryers assessed by the noise abatement society and awarded the quiet mark for having good sound quality which makes them accessible to all.
 
Adjustable hand dryers are great for schools because it allows a standard model with different noise levels throughout the school. They can be adapted according to events taking place in the school and its layout. For example
  • Schools are full of corridors – heavily tiled washrooms that open out to corridors can cause the noise to really reverberate, so it's necessary to choose a quiet dryer or an adjustable model
  • Exam time – the ability to turn dryers down to a lower level during exams can help students continue to dry their hands without disturbing others
  • Large schools can cater for all age groups –the ability to adapt noise levels for different ages is important

Speed of drying 

Sometimes kids need to nip out to the toilet during lessons. Make sure you have an effective dryer to ensure kids hands are thoroughly and hygienically dried, and don’t end up gone for longer than they need to be.

Reduced Heat

Hand dryers can be overwhelming for some children with autism not only because of noise but because of the way they feel and sound. Many dryers have different heat settings, please feel free to contact us for samples if you have sensory concerns about any of your pupils, we will happily send samples for them to approve. Soft start motors, reduced noise and heat settings could all be important.

Choosing a hand dryer by Key stage

Key stage 0 (foundation stage) covers children from ages 3-5
Special considerations for this age group include added safety, installation heights, noise levels for the user and noise transfer as the dryers are often located close to classroom areas, how user-friendly the dryer is, and whether it is sufficiently appealing to retain the child’s interest long enough to dry their hands. Enhanced hygiene features are also important, as young children are particularly prone to infection and passing onto carers and teaching staff. We have a couple of models that are specifically designed to appeal to children with cartoon-style graphics. These models have proven to be effective in encouraging this age group to dry their hands properly.  Take a look at the Puff the Magic Dryer, the Bamboo Bobbi and the Biodrier Biobot
 
Key stage 1 from ages 5-7
At this age, the noise levels remain an issue particularly if there are children with specific conditions. However, generally, the children’s tolerance to hand dryer noise levels will be far higher now. The noise transfer into classrooms may be an issue as it would be in any school.
 
Key Stage 2 from ages 7 to 11
This age group can normally cope with slightly increased noise levels compared with key stage 1 and therefore highspeed hand dryers, if appropriate for the area they are situated in i.e. it will not cause classroom, or library disturbance can be recommended. More inventive tampering may occur at this age group so this is also taken into account in our recommendations.
 
Key stage 3 from 11 to 14
This age group can normally cope with further increased noise levels compared with key stage 2 and therefore high-speed hand dryers, if appropriate for the area they are situated in i.e. it will not cause classroom, library disturbance, can be recommended. This age group is usually in larger schools so hand dryers for higher traffic are appropriate. The type of vandalism can be more physical and therefore extra consideration for this is necessary. This will of course vary in importance.
 
Key stage 4 from 14 to 16
No additional considerations beyond key stage 3 need to be made here.
 

Our Top Recommended Hand Dryers For Schools 

Our top 3 recommended dryers are:

Early years 

Primary schools  

Secondary /  College / University

 

Hand Dryers for Universities

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.

Top