A Healthy Start

Hand-wash stations and freestanding hand sanitizers can ensure the greater public health at your next special event placement
A Healthy Start
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Hand washing is no longer an afterthought when it comes to ensuring the health of your customers and their special events guests and is a must-have wherever food is served. Simple to install and maintain, here are some of the latest hand sanitizers and hand-wash stations – some with hot water – to consider for your health-conscious customers.


Active Deployment Systems Inc.

The 20-foot-long, 6-foot-wide hand-wash sink trailer from Active Deployment Systems Inc has 20 sinks – 10 on each side. Trailers contain freshwater and graywater storage tanks with battery backup. The hand-wash trailer can be set up in almost any location and is not dependent on water hookups or electricity to operate. Features include water auto shutoffs, soap dispenser, paper towel dispenser, internal trash cans, water heaters and redundant pump systems. 866/975-4201; www.activedeployment.com.


Five Peaks

The movable, free-standing ADA-compliant Sierra hand sanitizer station from Five Peaks can be used at festivals, special events, food vending, agricultureand construction sites. The unit features rotational molded construction and tapered design for stability in high traffic areas. The hand sanitizer fits inside most standard portable restrooms for easy transportation. Its contemporary design and smooth, gray granite finish is easy to clean and complements any restroom line. Other features include a flip top with integrated hinges for easy filling, locking hatch, carry handles, four 1,000 mL dispensers and recessed beverage holders. A stake-down bracket is optional. 866/293-1502; www.fivepeaks.net.


Imperial Industries Inc.

The Imperial Wash Sink from Imperial Industries Inc. is durable for construction site use and versatile for special events. The rotomolded unit features a Whale foot pump, dual hand-wash ports, storage for paper products, 25-gallon freshwater capacity and 30-gallon wastewater capacity and two bottom drains. The sink fits inside most portable restrooms for transportation. 800/558-2945; www.imperialind.com.


J & J Chemical Co.

Foaming hand sanitizer from J & J Chemical Co. is a waterless wash that also disinfects, killing 99 percent of disease-causing germs. The sanitizer is biodegradable, dye- and alcohol-free with a light lime fragrance. 800/345-3303; www.jjchem.com.


McKee Technologies Inc.

The hand-wash station trailer from McKee Technologies Inc. has a 230 USG poly freshwater tank and 230 USG galvanized wastewater tank, self-closing, water-saving faucets, paper towel and soap dispensers. The trailer has a structural steel frame, 2-inch coupler, rubber torsion 2,200-pound suspension, front tongue jack and four corner stabilizers. Features include 15-amp, 120-volt power cord, 20-gallon, 500-watt heater with mixer valve, 120-volt, on-demand pump with reserve tank and front compartment with locking doors. The station is 108 inches long, 72 inches tall to the top of the tank and 72 inches wide. 866/457-5425; www.explorertrailers.com.


PolyJohn Enterprises

The HandStand sink from PolyJohn Enterprises is portable, durable and offers warm water for hand washing. Features include wheels for easy transporting, soap and paper towel dispensers and hands-free foot pump operation. The unit has an optional water-heating future and extra-large basin for a splash-free, germ-free environment. Other features include easy-flow drainage and slim profile. The sink has non-marking rubber wheels and moves like a hand truck. It weighs 189 pounds with water and delivers 1,000 uses on a single 17-gallon fill. 800/292-1305; www.polyjohn.com.


PolyPortables Inc.

The Vanity wash station from PolyPortables Inc. offers instant hot water and runs on 110-volt power. The station meets many compliance requirements with a non-institutional look. Standalone and in-unit wash stations have an all-plastic design, molded-in spigots, jumbo towel dispensers and Spray Soap lotion dispensers. 800/241-7951; www.polyportables.com.


Satellite Industries

The Breeze two-person hand-wash station from Satellite Industries is designed to attract attention with its bright blue/gray color combination. Black flecks within the blue colored areas hide potential scuff marks. The top, middle and bottom gray areas are extended to create a natural bumper when being transported or inadvertently dropped. The middle gray section can be replaced if it becomes overly scuffed. Features include side handles for lifting, tethered caps, flip-top towel dispenser, freshwater and graywater drain at bottom and tie-down ring for attaching cable to a ground stake. 800/328-3332; www.satelliteindustries.com.


TOICO Industries

The Multi-Use hand-wash station from TOICO Industries can be used as a single-user wash basin and mounted inside a portable restroom or mounted with an optional holding tank for a multi-user wash station that can accommodate up to six users. Features include Baby Whale foot pump and high-gloss finish. The unit is available as a sink or sink and mounted soap and towel dispenser with optional 15-gallon holding tank. 888/935-1133; www.toico.com.


T.S.F. Company Inc.

The TJ Handy Stand sanitizer from T.S.F. Company Inc. holds four waterless gel touch hand-wipe dispensers. The dome-top unit has a 6-gallon base for stability with fill cap, drain plug and holes for stake down. It comes in a variety of colors with black or white gel dispensers. The 18-pound stand measures 18 inches long, 18 inches wide and 52 inches tall. It can be used inside or outside at special events and jobsites. 800/843-9286; www.tuff-jon.com.


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