Here’s What You Need to Know about ADA Hand Dryers
Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is of prime concern to company owners and facility managers across the nation. Here’s what you need to know about choosing ADA hand dryers.
Be sure to check for the following:
- The dryer should either operate hands-free (sensor activated) or require no more than 5 lbs. of force to activate.
- The color should stand apart from the surrounding wall so the visually impaired can easily see the dryer.
- If there is a single dryer and it uses a push button, then it should be placed so the bottom of the unit is 38-40” above the floor. This rule does not apply to sensor-activated dryers.
- A free space of at least 30” x 48” should exist in front of the dryer so those in wheelchairs can pass by without difficulty. Usually this can be accomplished by choosing a dryer that protrudes no more than 4” from the surrounding wall.
- ADA hand dryers should be easily approachable from either side by those using wheelchairs.
The spirit behind the ADA is to enable those with physical challenges to navigate as well as possible in the day-to-day world. Offering ADA hand dryers in your restrooms shows that your facility respects the rights of the disabled and is willing to make accommodations for them.
Fortunately, Allied makes this easy to accomplish. Our selection includes models in all price ranges, and even our most affordable dryers offer outstanding features like these:
- Sturdy outer casings made of either metal or impact-resistant plastic for reliable operation in any environment.
- Brushless motors for quiet operation and a long life.
- Your choice of either plug-on or hardwired dryers to fit your needs.
- Adjustable drying times that allow you to fine-tune your dryers to maximize performance and savings.
- Multi-year warranties for your peace of mind.
So browse our line and place your order for ADA hand dryers today. Not only will this help you comply with the ADA, but your employees and customers will appreciate your consideration.