3 ways mobile handwash stations improve hygiene in schools

In our latest blog we look at how mobile handwash stations can help to make hygiene more accessible to the entire school community. Read on to find out more.

Sabina Ghazanfar
Sabina Ghazanfar
Published: July 3, 2020

With hygiene becoming ever more important in schools following the COVID-19 outbreak, in our latest blog we look at three ways mobile handwash stations can help to make this more accessible to the entire school community. Read on to find out more.

Benefits of mobile handwash stations

1.Encourage good hygiene practices

In order to keep your whole school community safe, it is essential that you encourage good hygiene practices throughout the school day. Installing mobile wash basins is a great way to do this, especially if they are located across your school site, and as they are operated using your foot there is no need for hand contact either. Not only will this help to encourage students, staff and parents to wash their hands when entering and exiting buildings, but it will also remind them to ensure their hands are hygienically clean at regular intervals during the day too.

2. Easy installation

Think you need to connect mobile hand wash stations to your school’s main water supply in order to use them, and that they could be costly and time consuming to install? Not so! Mobile hand washing facilities can be installed in a stand-alone way without mains connection or a plug socket, making them an extremely easy and flexible option.

3. Simple to use

Did you know that mobile handwashing stations have refillable tanks? And that these are large enough to allow more 150 pairs of hands (with 20-litre capacity models) to be washed per fill? Plus with the handy built-in drain tank, waste water is collected quickly and easily without any need for drainage.

At Utility Rentals, we are extremely proud of the hand wash stations that we provide to schools as part of our compliant lease funding schemes. Not only are they made of durable stainless steel, but they can be wiped clean in an easy and simple way, ensuring that good hygiene standards are maintained.

Plus you can encourage handwashing to go one step further by choosing a model with space for a soap dispenser and paper towels, and ones with large wheels and a handle make moving them to different locations a total breeze!


While many questions remain regarding the long-term impact that the COVID-19 crisis will have on schools, at Utility Rentals we want to reassure our customers that we will still be here to support you. To find out more about how we can work with your school during the current social distancing measures, please contact our team.


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