Safety and Prevention – Professional Hand Sanitizer Dispensers
14 questions to consider before purchasing a hand sanitizer dispenser
Due to the many changes and restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to ensure the safety of customers and employees by offering them the chance to disinfect their hands on the way in and out of supermarkets, institutions, airports, malls and many other places. The world is changing and seeking to act correctly and preventively now and in the future, therefore it’s important to think about the following before investing in a professional hand sanitizer dispenser:
Automatic with pump, pedal or proximity sensor
A sanitizing dispenser with pump functionality means that you have to press the dispenser yourself or step on a pedal for the disinfectant fluid to come out. If the dispenser has a built-in sensor, it can sense movement and will release the liquid when a hand is placed under the nozzle.
Wall Mounted or freestanding / floor dispenser
The sanitizing dispenser can either be mounted on a wall or just set on the floor (free standing). The capacity of the dispenser usually varies greatly depending on whether it is a mounted or free standing floor dispenser.
Gel, alcohol or foam
Some sanitizing dispensers are suitable for gel / alcohol , while others are suitable for foam. It is a matter of preference and price as to whether one or the other type of disinfectant is favored. But always make sure to use approved sanitizing liquid / gels or foams from serious providers.
Depending on the desired location of the dispenser, the design can play a crucial role. Design is both functional and aesthetic. Larger companies, institutions and businesses often wish the design to follow the company’s unique image and branding principles.
Battery or power supply
Sanitizing dispensers are either powered by battery or plugged into the main electrical grid. With the version powered electrically, there will be wires around the sanitizing dispenser, whereas the one using a battery must be maintained by new batteries once the old ones run out. High capacity dispensers tend to have a rather small battery capacity, albeit with some exceptions.
Indoor or outdoor model
Depending on where the sanitizing dispenser is placed, for example in front of the entrance of the company / shop, you have the option to choose a model made of weather-resistant and cleaning-friendly materials.
Liquid volume adjustment
The typical amount of alcohol/gel that is ejected is either 1 ml or 2 ml. Some sanitizing dispensers allow you to adjust the dosage to the desired amount, but 2 ml is recommended by the health authorities.
Fluid/gel capacity and how easy it is to refill
The liquid capacity of sanitizing fluid in the container varies, with some dispensers containing up to 5 liters of alcohol/gel. The vast majority of dispensers allow for a smaller capacity for alcohol/gel and thus the alcohol/gel needs to be refilled quite regularly.
Capacity is crucial for the time needed to refill the sanitizing product and should always be related to how many doses are dispensed per day / week / month etc.
You may be asking, “is it easy to refill”? Well, yes! Many of the dispensers feature a bag-system which makes replacement quick and easy. The problem emerges when a small capacity sanitizer is placed in a high traffic area and thus requires continuous attention and manpower to keep filled. Therefore, higher disinfectant capacity saves on labor costs related to replacement / filling.
Tray for collecting waste
There are a variety of collection options for spilled fluids and drippage, some sanitizing dispensers feature a tray or grate built into the dispenser while others don’t. An innovative design makes it easy to clean and saves time.
With or without indication light
In some sanitizing dispensers, a light is activated when the hand is placed at the opening so that you can see the dosage more clearly.
Depending on the location of the handheld dispenser, different models with different dimensions in height, width and depth can be chosen.
Design and materials have an impact on the weight of the dispenser. If the dispenser is meant to move around to different locations, transportability should be taken into consideration by investing in a model that weighs less or can be moved with ease.
Logistics, full solutions and security
Getting a sanitizing dispenser is usually not a problem. It is also quite simple to buy liquid refills for the dispensers, however, only a few providers offer a system that ensures the timely and efficient delivery of disinfectant fluids when needed.
Seriousness and professionalism
Unfortunately, there are far too many examples of “cowboys” and unserious providers of disinfectant solutions. Choose a provider that only uses approved sanitizing dispensers and disinfectant fluids and decide on a smart long-term solution with low operating costs for a more sustainable and healthy future.
In conclusion, there are hundreds of products out there, but truly only a few serious solutions that take design, reliability, durability, accuracy and simplicity into account.
CTcoins’ sanitizing dispenser does exactly that.