Vaask simplifies maintenance, protects health of passengers and employees
OCTOBER 2, 2023 — SALT LAKE CITY — Hand hygiene company Vaask® today announced the Salt Lake City International Airport is installing 105 of its touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility, which is America’s 21st busiest airport and on track for its highest annual passenger count ever.
The new airport, which opened in 2020, is installing Vaask during an ongoing ambitious buildout that, upon completion, will see it accommodate up to 34 million passengers. Airport leadership selected Vaask to help protect the health and safety of those travelers, as an average flight can see a passenger come into contact with 700 touchpoints.
Vaask also offers simplified maintenance for airport employees. The dispenser uses AC power or PoE instead of ever-changing batteries and offers an online monitoring dashboard that alerts staff when it’s time to refill. The dashboard eliminates the time-consuming chore of checking each individual dispenser and also ensures dispensers always stay filled. This exclusive technology solves the most common problem with hand sanitizer, which, despite being more essential than ever before, is frequently not used as a study published this year in the American Journal of Infection Control found 77% of people report dispensers to be empty.
Salt Lake City leaders also chose Vaask because of its development as a permanent recessed fixture, as they sought to remove flimsy freestanding dispensers from the busy halls of the airport, which has seen international travel increase 22 percent in recent years.
Vaask fixes the many frequent frustrations caused by traditional hand sanitizer dispensers at airports including:
- No drips, no mess: Vaask’s PalmPilot® laser sensor precisely detects hands with the dispenser instantly reversing flow if a person pulls their hand away. No more messy misfires causing damage to floors or creating slip-and-fall risks.
- No corrosion: Vaask features a peristaltic pump that is physically separated from the sanitizer to ensure no corrosion or contamination.
- No replacement needed: Built to last, Vaask’s cast aluminum and steel construction is a stark contrast to traditional plastic dispensers and their flimsy drip trays that are easily broken by frequent use.
- No tampering: Vaask’s lock feature protects the dispenser from prying hands and is designed to be hidden from view to preserve the award-winning device’s minimalist look.
“Traditional sanitizer dispensers sit empty or broken because overworked maintenance staff can’t keep up with fixing the many problems created by flimsy products that are difficult to use, service and repair,” Vaask Founder Jon Olsen said. “Vaask changes all of that. Our dispenser is built to last and significantly minimizes maintenance with its online monitoring dashboard. With our technology, you’ll never have an empty Vaask, and that sends a message to passengers and employees that you prioritize their health.”
Vaask’s features also include:
- Backed by a 5-year warranty
- High-capacity sanitizer tank can be easily refilled, cutting down on plastic waste
- Options for custom colors, metals, graphics
- Moisturizing sanitizing formulation using 70% plant-derived ethanol
Vaask (V-ahh-sk) is inspired by the Norwegian word for “wash” and embodies the desire for a more modern class of clean. Built to last, the touchless hand sanitizer dispenser offers an effective, cost-efficient hand hygiene solution. The dispenser’s purposeful design and leading technology have earned it more than 70 awards from the likes of TIME Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, Interior Design Magazine, Metropolis, Hospitality Design, NeoCon, Boutique Design, Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, Healthcare Design and FacilitiesNet. Built to last and brought to you by the team behind Big Ass Fans®, the U.S.-manufactured dispenser comes with a 5-year warranty. Learn more at vaask.com.