SaniPost Rolls Out to UK Public Venues Offering Free Hand Cleaning
New public amenity offers an environmentally friendly way to keep
hands clean and germ free on the go
Increased demand by consumers for ways to keep their hands clean and germ free while out of the home, particularly before they eat or after handling take away food, has led to a rise in sales of shop-bought hand cleaning products. But so far the public has needed to purchase these products and keep them handy or visit public toilets to keep their hands clean. Well no longer. Sanipost, which has been introduced to a number of shopping centres in the UK, is a free-standing environmentally friendly unit which is battery operated and offers a convenient hand-cleaning service to the public, without any need for water or paper towels.
The units, which have been developed over the past year, stand at 165cms tall and 40cms wide, are easy to spot in a crowded space and offer easy access to disabled people. Hands are simply placed into the unit, which contains a sensor operated device, and the unit dispenses the hand-cleaning foam automatically, with no need for buttons or levers.
The foam itself is alcohol and scent free and dissolves within seconds. You just rub the foam into your hands and within 10 seconds you have germ-free, clean hands. The foam also has moisturising benefits and is made with natural ingredients including aloe vera, camomile and lavender extracts. It kills 99.9% of germs, is safe for all to use, including children, and is completely free to the public.
Warren Edmonson, Managing Director of Nettoyer Media, the UK company which owns SaniPost, said: “We believe there is a real need for consumers to have easy access to hand hygiene facilities, particularly those that are concerned about the spread of germs and disease in public places. However, it’s not always possible to find or get to a public WC. Our plan is to position SaniPosts near fast food outlets and in other locations where consumers will get the most benefit from them. Consumers worry about picking up germs when using things like public transport, for example, and using SaniPost will help to allay these fears.”
Mike Jones, General Manager, Drake Circus Shopping Centre said: “The new Saniposts have been welcomed by our customers using the catering outlets at Drake Circus. It is a great FREE customer service that enhances our commitment to providing a very high standard of hygiene and cleanliness at the centre. From an owner’s point of view, Sanipost provides a very good income from a unit that takes up a very small area, requires no power outlets and enhances the shoppers’ experience.”
Although the SaniPost is currently being trialled by a number of shopping centres around the UK it will also be available at a number of other public venues such as football grounds, children’s play centres and public transport stations. By the end of 2009 the plan is to have the SaniPost available across the UK.
SaniPost can currently be found at the following shopping centres: Drakes Circus in Plymouth, Halton Lea in Runcorn, the Broadwalk in Edgware, Wood Green Mall in London and Waltham Cross. Installations are planned at the O2, Hammersmith Broadway, Ilford and some train stations.
Nettoyer Media is in partnership with the PHS Group who will take responsibility for servicing the units and will work with the team to integrate SaniPost into the UK.
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About Nettoyer Media
Nettoyer Media was formed in May 2008 to develop SaniPost and launch it firstly in the UK, and then in Europe. It is run by Warren Edmondson and two partners and has expansion plans to develop SaniPost further.
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