It is estimated that we spend one third of our adult life at work and in today’s climate it is vital that hygienic hand washing and drying solutions are available in workspaces to help control the spread of germs. All Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers have HEPA filtration, drying your hands with clean air – not dirty air. They are also touch-free, with our latest hand drying technology the Dyson Airblade 9kJ, engineered with time-of-flight sensors which activate in 0.25 seconds to deliver clean air. This overcomes the problems faced by some paper towel dispensers and button-based hand dryers. In addition, Dyson Airblade 9kJ is up to 99% less expensive to run than paper towels with up to 85% less CO2 emissions. It’s clear that they are a safe, cost efficient and hygienic solution for any washroom and provide peace of mind for at a time when hygiene is of paramount importance and futureproofing offices with safe and hygienic technology is front of mind.
As part of this renewed vigour around hygiene, Dyson commissioned research with an independent laboratory into different drying methods after rinsing hands or properly washing hands and examined the question of aerosolization, which became a topic of much discussion at the beginning of the pandemic.
The new research supports that Dyson Airblade technology is a safe and hygienic washroom solution, especially compared to paper towels, giving employers and employees assurance that a Dyson Airblade hand dryer is a hygienic washroom essential at a time when returning to public spaces is a concern for many.
“We know damp hands can transfer up to 1000 times more bacteria than dry hands”, says Salome Giao, Senior Researcher at Dyson. “We wanted to ensure that people are washing and drying their hands properly and dispel any myths around aerosolization and hand dryers,” she explains. “Not having a drying option in a washroom due to misinformation can increase the spread of germs and is ultimately unhygienic,” she adds.