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Hampshire School Chooses Jet Dryers

16 April 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
St Swithun Wells Catholic Primary School in Eastleigh Hampshire has installed super-quiet Mitsubishi Electric hand dryers throughout its washroom.

The cost and time taken in administering/cleaning the toilets equipped with paper hand towels was proving both inhibitive and inefficient, so it was decided to investigate possible alternatives. The school contacted Utility Rentals in Slough, where they recommended the latest design of Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel which works by producing two jets of air to force water off the hands – similar to a squeegee pushing water off a window as it is pulled across the pane.

Steve Mattey, Director of Utility Rentals, said: "St Swithun Wells wanted a quiet unit so we recommended the Jet Towel which has recently been commended by the Noise Abatement Society. Its design also helps reduce running costs by up to 90 per cent [over conventional air dryers].

“The Jet Towel will easily dry a pair of small hands in 9 seconds, so the kids don't run off with still wet hands. Further, no contact is required and drips of water are caught in the integrated drain, so hygiene – critical in primary schools – is never compromised, a fact recognised with National Sanitation Foundation approval."

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 16 April 2014


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