Shop areas expose individuals to a variety of contaminants. Industrial byproducts, chemicals, oil, and dust can easily find their way up to the elbow in only a short matter of time. Traditional lavatories provide insufficient cleaning areas to remove these substances. For this reasons, most factories and schools install industrial washfountains to provide workers and students with deeper bowl areas that allow for a more rigorous cleaning of hands, forearm, and upper arm areas.
When choosing a model, priority should be place upon effectiveness. Accessibility and water conservation, as important as they are, should not be used as primary guidelines when selecting model type. Failure to choose a hand washing station that meets the demands of the environment can result in insufficient cleaning, downtime, and long-term water waste.
Manufacturing facilities must pay particular attention to the need to provide workers with a thorough, rigorous cleaning at the end of the day. Many industrial byproducts are toxic and cannot be allowed to remain on the skin. The first priority, therefore, is to provide employees with a deep bowl cleaning area that will allow them to wash all the way up to the upper arm areas that often become contaminated over the course of a workday. The Deep Bowl Classic, one of Bradley’s premier lines of industrial washfountains, is, in our professional opinion, is the best option for the task.
We have found this hand washing station to be much more effective in manufacturing shop areas than sentry or multi-fount models. While saving energy and meeting ADA requirements are important factors in industrial restroom design, choosing a central fountain on these priorities alone will typically result in selecting a fixture that proves inadequate to the task. Factory restrooms need for medium to heavy-duty hand wash stations to adequately meet the hygienic needs of employees.
Stations that are designed with water conservation foremost in mind typically lack the water pressure needed to meet these demands. Ironically enough, the higher pressure of the Deep Bowl Classic industrial washfountain gets the job done faster than other wash station types. Because it takes less time for users to wash their hands and arms, less water is used in a day’s time than it would be by with stations that feature lower water pressure, but that take more time—and ultimately more water—to get the job done.
While ADA accessibility is important, shop areas in factories can integrate corner wash fountains or barrier free Terreon lavatories that are specifically designed for one, two, or three disabled users. Due to the fact that the percentage of disabled persons actually working in the typical manufacturing shops tends to be comparatively low, the central unit used by most workers does not have to be an ADA-specific in order for the entire factory restroom to meet with regulatory compliance codes.
Since ADA compliance calls for shallower bowl designs, industrial washfountains designed specifically for accessibility codes can easily overflow and spill water all over the floor—creating a slip hazard in the process. A better solution is to install one or more Deep Bowl Classics as primary hand wash stations, and use separate accommodations designed specifically to meet the needs of the disabled.
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