When considering siting, it is also important to ensure your dryer is positioned at the appropriate height for the primary user group, hand dryers in a school, for instance, will need to be lower than in an office. At Tekflo® we recommend the following heights for a standard ‘hands under’ dryer*; measurements given are from the base of the unit to the floor:
- Mens – 45” (114cm)
- Ladies – 43” (109cm)
- Teenagers – 41” (104cm)
- Disabled – 39” (99cm)
- Small Children – 35” (89cm)
*Blade dryers (‘hands in”) will usually be situated lower due to users needing to adopt a stooped position to dry hands.
Many internal walls in an office are plasterboard so care will need to be taken over the choice of fixings. In such a case, depending upon the weight of the unit, it may be necessary to place a brace on the side of the wall into which to attach your fixings. For more detailed information on this – please take a read of our “what height to install a hand dryer” blog post.