Trust water dispensers in the workplace

The significance of staying hydrated is vital to the well-getting of any workforce, and particularly if good health is crucial as we continue steadily to move forward and get over the impact of Covid-19.

Hydration keeps the disease fighting capability and cognitive functions strong, and the usage of a water dispenser is really a simple and convenient solution to supply workplace hydration safely and hygienically.

The Water-Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) sets top quality standards because of its Members and them with industry specific training, guidance and information. Members may also be audited annually to make sure consumers can trust they are sourcing top quality and sustainable products from the WHA accepted supplier.

Returning staff might fear contracting Coronavirus from touching communal surfaces which includes those of the water dispenser. However, there is absolutely no more threat of cross contamination from the water dispenser than from doors, light switches, toilet fittings, and communal kitchens. Actually, it may be claimed that because the water dispenser includes a clearly identifiable water dispensing touch point (the tap, lever or button), simple cleaning of the certain area before or after use, and/or cleaning hands after use means that the dispenser is among the least risk items in a workshop.

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Since the start of the pandemic, Members of the WHA possess benefited from specific information associated with re-commissioning dispensers which have been unused during lockdown to make sure that Quality, Standards and trust are maintained. This provided information covers company delivery vehicles, general housekeeping, safety during site use and visits of PPE. Mandatory hygiene and operational training and the annual audit process have got continued throughout, but needless to say remotely, consistent with Government guidelines.

Clients possess their part to play to make sure that water dispensers stay as safe as you possibly can.

• Staff ought to be made alert to social distancing round the dispenser.
• Clients could consider getting additional dispensers to permit for even safer social distancing also to encourage hydration.
• Overview of the positioning of dispensers to make sure they are in where for the “new” world.
• Other offerings such as for example hot water taps/boilers, to lessen the true amount of people gathering in kitchens awaiting the kettle to boil.
• Social distancing could possibly be produced clear with usage of signs or floor markings by the dispensers. Barriers could possibly be placed round the dispenser area to greatly help with this particular.
• Simple regular cleansing of the water dispenser with fragrance-free food grade sanitiser as applied to other office equipment is preferred.

The WHA has created Customer Factsheets to aid your clients restart and keep maintaining their water dispensers. These are available on our website  www.twha.co.uk/hydration .

Notwithstanding dispensers stay safe when using sensible hygiene practices, WHA manufacturer Members have already been quick to create services which give additional safety measures. Included in these are touch-free dispensers, models with foot pedals and retro-fit foot pedals, contactless ‘hover’ buttons, sensor activated dispense and UVC-Brought technology. You can find coolers which can be activated via an app even, using smart bottles to control water track and choices hydration levels. To view the products, available through WHA Distributor Members, go to our website  https://twha.co.uk/find-a-member/  for links to manufacturer websites.

We advise that when searching for hydration solutions for the clients strongly, you place membership of the WHA being an accreditation body on your own checklist of requirements in your tender documents. Quality. Trust. Standards. We have been the WHA – the benefit is clear.

Email: details@twha.co.uk  Tel: +44 (0) 1707 656 382  www.twha.co.uk

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