Hands Free Water Bottle Refill Stations

Traditionally we have used cold water dispensers or drinking fountains to provide drinking water across our projects but both of these options require levers to be operated to control water flow and drinking fountains require the user to drink water directly from a water flow. With coronavirus neither of these are suitable solutions for providing drinking water.

We have obtained and installed across our project water bottle refill stations where the water flow is controlled by pushing a control on the front of the dispenser by the operator applying pressure from their waist. This means there is no touching control levers with hands. The water is dispensed into re-usable drinking bottles by the user.

These have been welcomed by the site team and used frequently during the warm summer. By using this type of drinking water dispenser we have lowered the risk profile of spreading coronavirus through touch points.

This example of best practice is just one way that projects can work to tackle the virus and reduce the spread. For full guidance and the latest Government advice read the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures.

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