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Hand sanitiser dispensers are a simple way to improve hygiene at your business. We stock dispensers in all shapes and sizes, and in a range of designs, so you're sure to find something that suits your brand below.
Hand sanitiser is an increasingly important part of modern life. Good hygiene shouldn’t just be something that applies to the washroom, it’s something you should carry over into every other part of your business, too. This is why hand sanitiser is so important – you can use it to reduce cross-contamination in any area of your workplace.
Everything we touch becomes contaminated to some degree. Items we touch more often, like keyboards, are often covered in bacteria, which will transfer onto our hands and then onto everything else we touch. By regularly sanitising your hands, you reduce the number of bacteria that you transfer to objects and surfaces around your workplace. If you’re a public-facing business, providing hand sanitiser dispensers they can use could prevent them from spreading infectious diseases across your business.
This page contains a range of superior hand sanitiser dispensers to help you improve hygiene standards at your workplace. If you know what you’re looking for already, you can find it above. If you’re not sure, keep reading – our buyer’s guide will help you find the right dispenser to suit your needs.
Hand sanitiser is made differently to hand soap. It’s designed to cling to your hands, so the anti-bacterial chemicals in it have increased contact time with the bacteria on your skin. This means most hand sanitiser is thicker and more viscous than soap, which can cause problems for regular soap dispensers. Hand sanitiser dispensers need a stronger pump mechanism that can cope with hand gel, so don’t just assume your existing soap dispensers can be repurposed.
On the other side of the coin, many hand gel dispensers can actually cope with liquid soap, so most model you can see above can be used as either. This is great if you want a fleet of matching units to install at your business!
Automatic models are the most hygienic type of hand sanitiser dispenser. The reason for this is simple – you don’t have to touch the dispenser to use it! This dramatically reduces the chances of cross-contamination occurring on the surface of the dispenser itself, keeping your business hygienic.
Thanks to advances in technology, the motion-sensitive tech that makes automatic dispensers work is more common these days, and it’s much cheaper to produce. This means that automatic hand sanitiser dispensers are no longer an expensive luxury!
Durability is very important when it comes to hand sanitiser dispensers. As we mentioned above, their pump mechanisms need to be a little more powerful to be able to dispense the thicker hand gel. You also need to bear in mind that they’ll probably be used much more often than a soap dispenser would be. People will only use soap when they wash their hands, but hand sanitiser is something that many people will want to apply repeatedly throughout the day. This means you’ll want a model that can cope with constant use, so it needs a robust external housing and a well-built pump mechanism.
Looks aren’t everything, but they certainly help! If you plan to install a number of dispensers in your front of house area or around your offices, it’s a good idea to make them reflect your companies’ branding. It’s also smart to make them all match to prevent your staff and customer from getting confused – if you have several different designs of dispenser, users might assume they all do different things.
The way your dispenser looks has more to it than simple aesthetics, though. There are some design features that have practical uses, too. For example, some dispensers may have a viewing window that lets you see at a glance how much hand sanitiser is left inside. Some models may be made entirely of see-through material, so they’re even easier to monitor. Consider the design features of your dispenser carefully before you make a purchase, and weigh them up against your requirements. If you’re not sure what you need, get in touch – we’re always happy to help!
As you might expect, there’s a trade-off between capacity and size that you might need to consider. Bigger dispensers can hold more hand sanitiser, and thus need to be refilled less often. However, they also tend to take up more wall space. If you have a very small kitchen area, stairwell, or corridor that you want to fit a hand sanitiser dispenser in, you’ll need a more compact, lower-capacity model. If space isn’t a concern, pick a larger 1L dispenser.
All the wall-mounted dispensers you’ll see on this page come with a key, which lets you lock your dispenser for security. This means you can safely install it in public-facing areas, even if they’re at risk of vandalism. When the time comes to refill the dispenser, your maintenance staff can simply unlock it using the key.
Hand sanitiser dispensers will help your business stay more hygienic and are generally low-maintenance. However, you’ll still need to clean them every now and then to prevent bacteria from building up on their housing. If you don’t, this can lead to cross-contamination as people press the dispenser to use it. Luckily, most models are made with easy-wipe surfaces that don’t take much effort to clean. This will help your regular cleaning and maintenance routines go smoothly, so you can focus on the things that matter most to your business.
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