Where To Place Hand Sanitiser Stations

Formerly underrated for its effectiveness, hand sanitiser has undoubtedly become society’s saving grace in the last two years. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that hand sanitiser is one of the best tools available to avoid getting sick.

It’s transitioned from the overly cautious realm to the everyday essential, and locations without an automatic hand sanitiser dispenser are potentially putting the community at risk.

There are several things to consider when installing a hand sanitiser dispenser stand, including positioning, safety and convenience. Let’s explore what you need to know and fasttrack good hand hygiene in your school, facility or recreational area.

Key Locations for Hand Sanitiser Stations

The best way to encourage hand sanitiser use is to ensure strategic placement. Are you wondering where to place sanitiser in your facility? There are several key areas, however a general rule of thumb is that the easier and more accessible a sanitiser station is, the more likely people are to use it.

Entrances and Exits

A hand sanitiser dispenser stand located at an entrance or exit of a building can significantly reduce the spread of a virus. Doorknobs are the main culprit in this instance, with the relentless tendency to spread infection. We recommend a touch free hand sanitiser dispenser in a highly visible area for ease and accessibility.

High Traffic Areas

High traffic areas and high touch surfaces are ideal places for hand sanitisers. These spaces include bathrooms, cafeterias, outdoor picnic tables, classrooms, communal kitchens, reception areas and near staircases or elevators. Hand sanitiser will help to stop the spread of germs in these high risk areas.

Other Key Things to Consider

Once you’ve listed the ideal locations for your dispensers, it’s time to consider the specifications that will ultimately lead to the best user experience.


The most attractive feature a sanitiser station can have is contactless dispensing. A touch free hand sanitiser dispenser is fast, user-friendly and creates the most hygienic experience possible.


A common excuse for lack of hand hygiene is the time it takes to do so. Sanitising should be simple and convenience is the best way to encourage it. Your station shouldn’t confuse people and they should be able to sanitise in a matter of seconds. By the same token, your station should be easy to clean and maintain to ensure it continues to perform its duty and doesn’t become a burden on your employees.

Seamless integration

Who said a sanitiser station had to detract from your space’s overall aesthetic? It wasn’t us! A sanitising stand should sit seamlessly alongside your interior decor or exterior setting, and it should be mess and hassle free.

Sanitiser Dispensers from Urban Effects

Urban Effects Shield Sanitiser Station is the most versatile option, ideal for schools and childcare centres, council facilities, parks, recreational areas and holiday camp accommodation and facilities.

The freestanding design is modern and minimal, allowing for seamless integration into almost every setting. Made from brushed stainless steel, the Shield Sanitiser Station’s durable finish is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

It’s contactless and convenient to install, use and refill, making it the perfect choice for your facility.

Don’t fall short on your efforts to keep the community healthy and happy. Install hand sanitiser dispenser stands today and help to make the new normal in New Zealand as streamline as possible.

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