NSF International, the consulting body on workplace hygiene, tested the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer and certified it as compliant with its strict requirements for a hygienic hand drying system. The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the only hand dryer compliant with NSF Protocol P335 for hygienic hand dryers.
British Skin Foundation
Dyson’s research into skincare was undertaken with the University of Leeds and has been validated by the British Skin Foundation. The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the first and only hand drying system to receive BSF backing.
The Carbon Trust
The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the first hand dryer to be awarded the Carbon Reduction Label from the Carbon Trust. To secure the Carbon Reduction Label, the machine’s total carbon footprint were measured and certified by the Carbon Trust. As part of the certification, Dyson has committed to reducing the Airblade™ hand dryer’s carbon emissions further in the next two years.
The Royal Society for Public Health
The independent hygiene research relating to the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer was reviewed by the Royal Society for Public Health. They concluded that the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is a significant step forward in hand dryer technology and hygiene. This is the first time a hand dryer has received such an accreditation.
HACCP International has certified the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer as appropriate for use in food facilities that operate in accordance with an HACCP-based Food Safety Programme. “The HACCP International Non-food Certification Mark is highly regarded for its support of organisations whose products (and services) display qualities of food safety excellence.”
The Dyson Airblade™ is the only dryer that is HACCP approved.
Campden BRI has taken a number of inquiries from its members about the suitability of the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer for use by operatives in food production environments. Consequently, Dyson approached Campden BRI to design and conduct a series of experiments.
The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is a powerful machine and so we have worked with Campden BRI to test the generation of microbial aerosols when in use. The results from Campden BRI show clearly there is no issue with microbial aerosol generation showing no reason why Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer cannot be used in food preparation or food production areas.
IRM (Institut de Recherche Microbiologique)
New research has proven that the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer actually reduces the amount of bacteria on your hands after drying.
An independent French test lab IRM (Institut de Recherche Microbiologique) specialises in the study of antimicrobial agents carried out the tests under EU standard EN1500. The amount of bacteria was measured before and after drying hands for 10 seconds in the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer. The findings revealed that the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer reduces contamination by 89.5%.