- Why Automation
|With every step in the manual handwashing process changing from person to person and instance to instance it's almost impossible to guarantee clean hands. CleanTech® fully automated handwashing stations are designed to change that so you can feel confident that your guests and employees are washing their hands properly. Using CleanTech® is easy, fun, feels great and paves the way for long term health and safety.|
CleanTech® stations are easy to use for people of all ages, languages, and skill levels. Removes more than 99.9% of harmful germs in just 12 seconds, providing the perfect hand wash for all!
Automated hygiene makes patrons feel safe so they can focus more on enjoying your facility. Also, using CleanTech® is a fun way to wash up, greatly increasing the number of hand wash events.
By investing in hand hygiene technology you are making a strong statement that you are committed to health and safety. Show that you are a leader in creating a more hygienic future with CleanTech®.
We have developed a line of hygiene solutions designed to work specifically with CleanTech® to remove more than 99.9% of harmful germs while promoting skin health. Your hands will be left feeling clean and hydrated after every wash.
Our fully automated handwashing stations use 75% less water and produce 75% less waste than manual methods. CleanTech® uses the perfect amount of water and solution, 100% of which comes in contact with your hands.
With new people coming in and out of your facility every day from all over the world, hand hygiene is a crucial aspect of day-to-day operations. Ensure your business is protected while helping guests feel safe.
Protect the kids in your space and give the parents peace of mind with the knowledge that everyone in the facility can have a perfect hand wash. CleanTech® fully automated handwashing stations are easy to use and easy to maintain so you can be worry free.CleanTech® for Play Spaces
Due to close contact and the nature of activity in these facilities hygiene cannot afford to be overlooked. Reduce risk of cross-contamination and ensure safety for all with CleanTech®.
Overcome the variability of human behavior and ensure effective hygiene by providing a standardized, clinically-validated, and documentable handwash with CleanTech® automated hygiene systems.
“We are an entertainment based facility with a high volume of kids and hand hygiene has always played a heavy role, even prior to COVID. Meritech systems are a great product that can be implemented in many industries. I wish you the best with continued success and growth!”
“Hand hygiene is a top priority in our day-to-day operations. The automated stations speed up the handwashing process and are convenient and easy for the kids.”
A good manual handwash is effective at reducing hand bacteria counts, no doubt. However, the manual handwash method cannot be guaranteed to be consistent from person to person and day-to-day, otherwise this would be a good alternative. Manual handwashing is inherently variable. Important aspects of the handwash, such as amount of soap, amount of water, coverage of the hand (fingernails, fingertips, between the fingers, wrist, etc.), and duration of the wash vary from wash to wash. By automating the process, these aspects are closely controlled and each person gets a high-quality handwash independent of the human variability factor. If you have had no problems in the past, then statistically you are overdue for a problem. CleanTech will standardize each hand wash and guarantee clean hands. Meritech has performed an independent study which demonstrates that our technology-based approach to hand hygiene, with a 12 second cycle, is equivalent to a full 1 minute wash (30 seconds of lathering, 30 seconds of rinsing).
Because of the high risk of cross contamination! In a study by BioScience Laboratories that tested randomly selected vinyl food grade gloves, 80 percent were found to have pre-existing punctures or tears. In addition, the use of gloves creates the perfect environment for the breeding colonies of pathogens on the hands. When handwashing was performed prior to gloving, no significant microbial growth was observed. In another study, hands that were initially inoculated with E. coli before donning gloves were determined to have significant counts on the outside surface of the gloves after use – this is known as cross contamination and it is why there are many industries that actually discourage glove use. For those companies that do use gloves, the CDC recommends washing before gloving due to the rapid growth of bacteria on gloved hands, and due to the risk of punctures and tears during use. When hands are washed effectively prior to wearing gloves, the risk of cross contamination is reduced but the key is that the manual wash needs to be effective. Only a Meritech CleanTech system can guarantee an effective wash prior to gloving.
Alcohol gel is not the answer to the problem of poor hand hygiene and should be used ONLY when manual washing or a Meritech system is not readily available (this is the position of the FDA)! Instant hand sanitizers are not an acceptable method for handwashing in any food applications (production or food service). The reason is that hand sanitizers are rarely used correctly, and if they are, the contact time should be 20 to 30 seconds total, to be effective against many pathogens. Sanitizers are NOT healthy for the skin and actually damage the skin to the point it is easier for many pathogens to colonize in the cracks of dried and dead skin. Most importantly, alcohol gel sanitizers are not effective against many pathogens and the use of alcohol gel can actually promote the spread of disease by creating a false sense of security and discouraging effective handwashing. Norovirus on cruise lines are a great example – the CDC has clearly stated that alcohol gel does not kill or remove norovirus and cruise lines are being required to encourage more regular or CleanTech automated handwashing. When instant hand sanitizers are used in ANY application, people are misled to believe that they are cleaning their hands; therefore they lessen their trips to a sink with soap and water. This false sense of security actually increases cross contamination and infection rates.
Please refer to each model’s spec sheet for details. All systems require the same plumbing as a standard sink; hot & cold water supply and a drain, and 110V power outlet. Note that our systems do not heat the water. The hot water is supplied by the facility and then the system will automatically blend the hot and cold to about 105ºF. If there is a hot water supply problem, a booster heater is recommended and Meritech engineers can help you with specifications for a booster heater.
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