In a testament to the Airblade’s hygiene benefits, the hand dryer was recently endorsed by HACCP International, an organisation which recognises food safety excellence by ensuring food related industries comply with international food safety standards.
This achievement follows a number of awards and certification received by the Airblade from several global health, building and sustainability bodies including NSF International (formerly the National Sanitation Foundation), the British Skin Foundation and the Royal Institute of Public Health. It has also won a Red Dot Award for product design this year.
The Airblade hand dryer, launched in New Zealand earlier this year, completely dries hands in ten seconds. Unlike conventional warm air hand dryers that blow bacteria back onto freshly washed hands and use a heating element that can induce bacterial growth, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer provides a hygienic, fast and environmentally friendly alternative, both to conventional hand dryers that don’t work properly and the environmental wastage of paper towels.
Powered by Dyson’s patented Digital Motor-- which doesn’t rely on carbon brushes and can spin fast and efficiently -- the Dyson Airblade uses up to 80 per cent less energy compared with conventional hand dryers, and presents an engineering breakthrough to a category that has seen little change in 60 years. Using high velocity sheets of unheated air, hands are dried in just ten seconds, while at the same time 99.9% of bacteria and mould is removed from the air using HEPA filtration.
As well as the Britomart Transport Centre, Dyson Airblade hand dryers are now installed in shopping malls, event centres, schools, stadiums, factories and businesses throughout New Zealand.