Sloan, a world-leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has launched its ‘Sinks Beyond the Restroom’ concept. The innovation explores space modifications to integrate handwashing as a permanent part of design infrastructure in commercial spaces.
Working alongside a leading architectural firm, Sloan’s new concept addresses the public’s increased awareness of hand hygiene with a shift from hand sanitizing stations back to traditional handwashing.
“With society increasingly focused on hand hygiene, an opportunity exists to rethink hand sanitation with a return to the basics of soap and water by integrating handwashing into the public spaces we engage with in our daily routine,” said Kim Darke, Sloan senior manager of strategic accounts. “Sloan’s ‘Sinks Beyond the Restroom’ concept will help make this opportunity a reality across commercial applications of all types in an effort to promote increased handwashing.”
Sloan gathered dozens of experts across the country specializing in various markets to determine how to best implement this new concept across a wide range of applications, including:
Sloan’s efforts to take hand hygiene outside the restroom began in 2020 with the launch of its Mobile Handwashing Stations, a touch-free innovation designed to be placed anywhere inside or outside buildings where hygiene is essential.