This article first appeared in the Airport Industry-News Magazine Issue 1 2023.
With air traffic surging to above pre-pandemic levels, airports have been working hard to implement effective hygiene measures that protect travellers.
With so many people moving through their facilities, the need for reliable and effective hand sanitiser dispensers is especially important for airports. But too often, sanitiser dispensers fall short. They break easily, are difficult to maintain and are messy and unattractive.
However, for a growing number of airports, Vaask® hand sanitising fixtures are providing a much-needed solution to the common frustrations experienced with temporary sanitiser dispensers.
Because they are subject to so much use and abuse, typical hand sanitiser dispensers often break and need to be replaced. It’s one reason the Houston Airport System decided to include Vaask as part of its airport standards for restrooms. With annual passenger traffic exceeding 50 million per year, Houston airport officials sought fixtures that could withstand heavy use.
Vaask’s all-metal construction and highly engineered internal components were designed to handle such high-volume situations. The five-year warranty that comes with each fixture provides further reassurance of Vaask’s longevity.
Many touchless hand sanitiser dispensers require batteries to operate, which are time-consuming for maintenance staff to constantly replace. Vaask fixtures run on AC power or Power over Ethernet (PoE), doing away with the need to replace or monitor units for dead batteries.
At Nashville International Airport (BNA), maintenance staff appreciate how the front panel LED lights signal when units are low on gel or empty. Now, one glance is all that’s needed to see which dispensers need servicing. The ease of maintenance was also a huge selling point for Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), where plans are underway to install 105 units throughout the airport.
Both airports plan to use Vaask’s online dashboard, which allows facilities managers to monitor all Vaask dispensers from one screen. The large, two-litre sanitiser tank also cuts down on the frequency of refills.
Vaask® has announced its touchless hand sanitiser dispensers will be installed throughout Lafayette Regional Airport’s new terminal.
The BLT Built Design Awards has honoured the Vaask® touchless hand sanitiser dispenser for its innovative technology.
Hand hygiene company Vaask® has introduced a new online dashboard for its touchless hand sanitizing dispenser.
Installing Vaask sanitising fixtures can help you meet green cleaning policy requirements toward earning LEED certification points.
The Paris Design Awards honoured Vaask®, recognising it for "improv[ing] our daily lives through practical, beautiful and innovative design.”
The London Design Awards have honoured the Vaask® touchless hand sanitising fixture with its top platinum award.
Vaask presents ten reasons why 77% of people report traditional hand sanitizer dispensers to be empty when visiting airports.
Vaask has been awarded the European Green Award for its sustainable touchless sanitisers that significantly reduce germ transmission.
Recently, airports have invested heavily in touchless solutions, and nowhere is this more evident than with Vaask’s sanitising products.
Vaask founder, John Olsen, believes that hand sanitiser, while more important than ever before, has desperately needed a transformation.
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