Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary SchoolClient: Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School
Type of works: installation of Dyson Airblade hand dryers helps to reduce allergens in school environment.
Encouraging 60 five-year olds to wash and dry their hands regularly is difficult enough. When it is also a vital part of reducing allergens in a school environment, a new approach is necessary.
Ive been teaching for quite a few years and over the last decade the number of children with allergies has seemed to increase, says Lynne Jones, Associate Headteacher at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School in Devon. We have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to the school environment we want all children to enjoy their experience at school, regardless of any health issues.
One of those adjustments at Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School has been the installation of nine Dyson Airblade hand dryers. We worked closely with the councils environmental health officer to run hand washing workshops and raise awareness, Lynne continues. Some of the children have severe allergies, so encouraging cleanliness, such as making sure the children dont have food on their hands after lunch, is very important. The Dyson Airblade hand dryers have been incredible in helping this.
Firstly, theyre far more hygienic than the old hand dryers we had before. Thats vital. But secondly, theyre much quicker. When youve got so many children washing their hands at the same time, it really helps. The Dyson Airblade hand dryers have also made washing hands something to look forward to. I was standing outside one morning as the parents brought their children in and a father came over and told me, These hand dryers are far too good, my son wont stop washing his hands!
Fitted with a sealed HEPA H12 filter, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer purifies the air used to dry hands, removing 99.9% of the bacteria from the incoming air. An anti-microbial coating kills 99.9% of the bacteria on all external surfaces.
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