Automated Hygiene for Education

Watch the video to see how Meritech ensures public health and safety.


Fast and easy to use, regardless of age, language or skill level.


Proven in certified, independent laboratories to remove more than 99.9% of pathogens from hands.


Fast and easy for users, regardless of age, language or skill level to eliminate 99.9% of pathogens from their hands.


Designed for optimal pathogen reduction when used in Meritech automated hygiene systems.


75% less water and waste compared to manual handwashing.

Increase Compliance

Foodborne illness and norovirus are two of the biggest health challenges facing schools today, and Meritech can help by providing automated handwashing systems for kitchen staff and student use. We have installed systems in college dining hall entrances for students to use prior to eating, in cafeterias at the front of self-serve lines, in food prep and in ready-to-eat production areas. All of our systems are designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission or foodborne illness by ensuring that students and staff wash hands more frequently, perform a more effective wash every time, and become aware of the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

With students all in close proximity and moving quickly around campus, pathogens can be spread rapidly from room to room and ultimately from student to student. Meritech makes effective hand hygiene fun, easy, and eco-friendly with fully automated, validated, and standardized hygiene technology:

  • Clinically proven to consistently remove 99.9% of harmful pathogens
  • Helps increase handwashing by up to 400%
  • Feels fantastic and softens skin with each wash for long-term improved skin health
  • Integrates seamlessly into your facility’s location 
  • Exceeds FDA, USDA, and CDC regulatory safety and sanitation requirements
Explore CleanTech

Clinically Validated


We have conducted extensive efficacy studies in FDA-certified laboratories to prove that CleanTech® handwashing systems consistently remove more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens with each wash cycle. These studies were conducted on CleanTech® equipment using Meritech Hygiene Solutions. These independent laboratories specialized in topical antimicrobials and the science of hands and used the ASTM hand hygiene testing that is mandated by the FDA in the Guidelines for Healthcare Hand Hygiene TFM to test our CleanTech® systems.

The ASTM hand hygiene testing is only standard in the United States for validating hand hygiene effectiveness, and this standard employs the “Glove Juice Test Methodology” which is administered in a controlled environment that minimized the variables that affect skin hygiene testing.

Across these studies it was validated that Meritech’s CleanTech® automated hygiene systems remove more than 99.9% of pathogens from hands during each 12-second cycle.

Read the Full Study

Consistently Effective

Handwashing is the most powerful defense against the transmission of pathogens, but humans are prone to error, leaving room for contamination in your facility. CleanTech® provides a hand wash that exceeds FDA, USDA, and CDC requirements in 12 seconds, every time. By automating the process, you remove the variability of human behavior, in turn reducing your risk and increasing employee compliance.

While we are certainly proud of our innovative technology, Meritech is more than an equipment manufacturer—we are a strategic partner in hygiene excellence. Our goal is to make effective handwashing easy, effective, and sustainable for the environment, all while providing you with real-time and simplified insights from our CleanTech® systems to help you proactively address hygiene compliance issues.

Explore CleanTech

Uniquely Formulated Solutions

Solutions---3-cascade---transparent - 1200x800Meritech's proprietary solution formulations are specifically designed to work with our automated hygiene system to ensure the removal of 99.9% of pathogens during each hand washing cycle. Not only are these unique solutions designed for optimal pathogen reduction and skin health, they are also alcohol-free, fragrance-free, triclosan-free, dye-free, biodegradable and kosher.

When employee hands are placed in the hand washing cylinders, jets deploy water and our proprietary solution evenly across all areas of the hands, achieving a balance of removal of dangerous pathogens without excessive damage to the skin, in two ways - gentle friction using a mild anti-microbial and balanced formulation of surfactants, and the addition of skin healthy emollients in our solutions to promote skin health and a normal skin ecology.

Explore Hygiene Solutions

Sustainable & Eco-Friendly

Meritech CleanTech® systems not only consistently and effectively remove 99.9% of pathogens from each user’s hands, these automated handwashing stations also:

  • Use up to 75% less water - Only 6/10ths of a gallon per handwash cycle
  • Produce up to 75% less waste - 100% of water the system uses cleans the hands vs. 65% of water from sinks that never touches the hands.
  • Maximize energy efficiency - Our systems use extremely low electrical power consumption
Explore Hygiene Solutions

CleanTech® is trusted by industry leaders to improve food safety

Overcome the variability of human behavior and ensure effective employee hygiene by providing a standardized, clinically-validated, and documentable handwash with CleanTech® automated hygiene systems.

Explore CleanTech

“We absolutely love our handwashing machines. We have had several students touring our plant in the last month who have commented on how cool they are. They seem to dry our hands out less than our old hand soap and conventional sink. I am happy to say we have not had a single complaint! We are hoping to purchase more units in the future!”
"The Meritech hand-washing units have greatly improved our compliance in areas that were previously challenging.  We have units in high-volume cooking and service areas where employees are using them regularly and often. We are very pleased with the acceptance and use-rate by staff. We also feel we have more peace of mind knowing that the Meritech units are close to crucial work areas and are being used as they should be.  These units certainly enhance our food safety and hand hygiene protocol.”
"The Meritech hand washing machines at Couch are running strong after ten years of service. There have been very few maintenance issues and they are simple to operate. The hand washing machines are very popular with our customers.”
“We have two Elf hand washers in our creative play center, Itty Bitty City, so probably not your typical installation. Some days they get used A TON and other days it is quieter. Overall, they have held up well to being used at varying intervals by children and adults who have no prior experience with these type of machines. We appreciate the visits from the technician, especially since we are not especially mechanically inclined. He is both knowledgeable and pleasant and puts any concerns we've had to rest quickly.”
“We love the Meritech sink in our unit. It is fun to use with the kids, and the adults enjoy the feel of the “ spa like” hand wash. I hope to set up a project which we would be routinely using the sink to wash the kids hands as a scheduled fun event.”




Have More Questions?

Speak to a CleanTech Expert