Everything You Need to Know About Portable Handwashing Stations

Everything You Need to Know About Portable Handwashing Stations

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More than ever, people understand the importance of washing their hands frequently, especially out in public. As an event organizer, you need to enable this important behavior.

Northstar Meetings Group reported in August 2020 that safety protocols are considered “industry standards” for meetings and events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC calls handwashing the best way to protect yourself from getting sick.

If you organize any type of event or gathering where sinks with running water are not readily available, renting portable handwashing stations handwashing stations is the solution. Providing a way to wash their hands shows event goers you care about their health and safety and lets them feel more comfortable. When they feel comfortable, they are likely to stay longer and spend more money at your event.

There are special considerations you need to keep in mind when ordering portable sinks for your next event, so continue reading to learn about regulations, how many to order, and more.

great thing about handwashing stations is that they are easy to transport and use anytime, anywhere, and they require little maintenance. Anyone can easily set up these convenient stations. Each comes with a freshwater tank that can be filled with clean water from any tap or hose, so it doesn’t need to be hooked up to a water supply. Foot pumps are a great feature, since they prevent the need to touch sink handles.


What are the Requirements for Portable Handwashing Stations?

For sanitation purposes, handwashing stations are required by law for any events where food will be served. However, with heightened concern about COVID-19, you might add them even if you’re not serving food.

Determining how many you’ll need to stay in compliance can be tricky, but as a general rule you should have at least one handwashing station for every 10 portable restrooms present. A constant supply of hand drying materials is also required during operation, so be sure to have extra paper towels and plenty of trash receptacles for used ones.

Why Should I Have Handwashing Stations at my Event?

Your guests as well as your vendors and employees will appreciate your interest in protecting their health and safety. Just like you implement measures like security guards or street barriers, providing handwashing stations makes good sense. Hand sanitizer stations offer another layer of defense.

What are Some Features of Anderson Rentals’ Handwashing Stations?

Anderson Rentals offers portable two-way handwashing stations with a lot of convenient features:

  • Easy to transport and light enough for one person to carry
  • Sinks on both sides, so that two guests can wash their hands at the same time.
  • They come fitted with soap and paper towel dispensers
  • Foot pumps, which don’t require electrical hook-ups

Anderson Rentals also offers hand sanitizer stations called Handistands that can be placed around your venue and in your portable restroom rentals.

Impress your guests and stay in compliance. When ordering restrooms for your next event, don’t forget to include the portable handwashing stations and Handistands. Even if your event won’t have any food, providing portable handwashing stations will impress guests and create a safer environment.

For more than 50 years, the Anderson Rentals team has been Florida’s choice for portable restrooms and handwashing station rentals. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and work out a restroom and handwashing station rental plan that is perfect for your event.

Contact Anderson Rentals today for assistance with all of your portable handwashing station needs.