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How to Cultivate a Culture of Cleanliness

Vaask can give your facility the edge

By Jon Olsen | Vaask

With the pandemic now endemic and office workers returning, employers have an opportunity to proactively reduce absenteeism. Before the pandemic, researchers estimated 3% of workers called in sick daily, but with that number now staggeringly higher, it’s more important than ever to address what’s responsible for 80% of illnesses — our hands.

The Vaask® touchless hand sanitizing fixture couldn’t have come at a better time. Vaask offers a superior solution that is easy to use and cost-effective. Most importantly, it significantly reduces germ transmission.

Building a healthier workplace

Developed with healthcare industry architects, designers and professionals, Vaask — a name inspired by the Norwegian word for ‘wash’ — complements the style of any space and makes hand hygiene convenient:

  • AC power or POE (no batteries required)
  • Cast aluminum and steel; 5-year warranty
  • PalmPilot® sensor that precisely detects hands
  • Large-capacity, refillable sanitizer cartridge
  • Customizable colors, metals and graphics
  • Recessed, wall-mounted or freestanding

Behind each of these differentiating features is a focus on advanced technology, designed to create a simple, reliable experience with less work for today’s overtaxed maintenance crews. Vaask incorporates a high-end stepper motor and peristaltic pump in its design, ensuring that it dispenses the correct amount of sanitizer every time, tracks usage to alert you via an exterior LED panel and an online dashboard when it’s time to refill, and can be refilled with Vaask’s premium sanitizer or any quality gel sanitizer. You’ll never be locked into expensive long-term supply contracts.

Vaask’s proprietary PalmPilot sensor accurately detects hands, eliminating mess. The PalmPilot technology measures the speed at which light photons leave its sensor and return. Because the component measures speed rather than light, the PalmPilot sensor functions even in spaces where dust can be an issue and detects hands of any shade that would otherwise flummox everyday infrared sensors.

Built to last

Vaask also helps sustainably minded companies achieve their goals. Backed by a 5-year warranty, the U.S.-manufactured fixture features all-metal construction and replaces the endless array of single-use plastic hand sanitizer bottles. Selected for its quality manufacturing and superior coating options, the cast aluminum allows for customizable colors and graphics, so your company can proudly brand your Vaask dispensers to showcase a sincere commitment to cleanliness.

Vaask earned honors from TIME’s Best Inventions, with judges praising the company for giving hand hygiene “the kind of design attention that the rest of a modern workplace gets.”

Vaask is also easy to maintain. The refillable cartridge contains nearly twice the sanitizer of typical dispensers, requiring less frequent refills.

Making hand hygiene attractive

The animation in Vaask’s customizable LED panel beckons users, encouraging the kind of frequent use that helps reduce the spread of germs — crucial since our hands transmit 80% of illnesses. And after a reliable dispensing of Vaask’s gel sanitizer, the user appreciates a lovely fragrance, in total resulting in a positive experience.

“The design of this product is outstanding and makes the necessary hand sanitizer station look appealing and less clinical,” wrote a judge for Healthcare Design’s Product Innovation Awards that honored Vaask with its top prize.

When a hand sanitizing fixture makes people want to use it not just to keep themselves and others healthy, but for the experience alone, then they’re going to use it more regularly — whether anyone’s watching them or not. And that helps make every one of us healthier.

Easy to maintain

The last thing facility managers need is another to-do on the list. So while the past few years have put hand sanitizers front and center, most dispensers just add to their workload. Built to last, Vaask is reliable, inexpensive to operate and simple to maintain. No more making the rounds to check each unit individually.

Wrote one award contest judge, “The automatic sanitizer dispenser created by Vaask is a practical and useful offering in a post-COVID world. The product eliminates plastic waste and the refillable high-capacity cartridges are an important design feature that allows for bulk refill of product and lower operating costs.”

Award-winning answer for facilities

Vaask sanitizing dispensers have been honored with numerous other awards, including the Red Dot product design award, Boutique Design’s BDNY Product Design Award and the Green Product Award.

The fixture also won Best New Healthcare Product of the Year at the Best in Biz Awards, as well as two Symposium Distinction Awards at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, which recognized Vaask as both Most Sustainable Product and Architect’s Choice Product.

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