The global COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on the importance of hand hygiene in infection control. The focus on handwashing is literally saving lives worldwide.
Good hand hygiene plays a critical role in preventing infections because it reduces the spread of pathogens and prevents viral infections such as COVID-19. All it needs is soap, clean water and a hands-free tap.
Given the role of hands-free tapware in preventing the spread of infection, architects, designers and specifiers must seriously consider the options available to them for use across their projects.
Galvin Engineering has developed a broad range of specialised products to suit the specific requirements of various environments from schools and medical clinics to commercial establishments and public spaces.
Galvin’s suite of hands-free tapware solutions for education, healthcare and public areas ranges from simple self-closing pushbutton taps and fully automatic sensor taps to point of use (PoU) thermostatic progressive mixing valves (TMVs) and highly specialised all-in-one hand wash dryers.
Originally developed to save water and energy and to resist vandalism, the Ezy-Push range comes in pushbutton and timeflow options.
While the pushbutton spring system offers instant water shutoff when released, the timeflow option works with a predefined delayed water shutoff.
Key features also include a bright chrome finish for long durability, 6 star WELS rating (where indicated), and constant water flow irrespective of pressure.
Combining innovative technology and superior materials in an elegant range of washroom solutions, Conti+ hands-free taps and urinal flushers are trusted by professionals for their robustness, vandal resistance, durability and reliability.
Conti+ touch free taps not only eliminate the risk of contamination and germ build-up but also save water by controlling the water flow. Incorporating bi-stable magnetic solenoid valves for increased energy savings, these taps offer a choice of battery, mains power or solar power operation.
The innovative CliniMix point of use (PoU) thermostatic progressive mixing valve (TMV) was Australia’s first mixer with inbuilt thermal flush to help minimise the risk of bacteria build-up.
The hands-free CliniMix tapware range eliminates dead legs by only mixing water at the point of discharge, minimising the risk of legionella growth.
Designed to provide a stable mixed temperature and rapid shutdown in the event of cold or hot water supply failure, the state-of-the-art hands-free CliniMix Lead Safe TMV with proximity sensor ensures touch-free operation.
A market leader in robust washroom and sanitaryware solutions, Wallgate offers a high-quality range of solid surface products that eliminate many of the problems typically experienced in the use of conventional materials.
Wallgate Thrii is the next generation all-in-one hands-free automatic hand wash dryer that gives you complete control in the washroom. Combining contemporary design with state-of-the-art, easy-to-use technology, this touch-free solution also keeps your running costs down by saving on water and electricity.
Together we can help stop the spread and be at the forefront of infection control – for better health and safer communities.