Best Electric Hand Dryers for Schools & Education Facilities

All educational facilities and schools need hand drying solutions for everyone from students to faculty. Choosing the right hand dryer may sound like a simple task but there are many features we recommend considering first before making the final decision. Features like size, function, outer structure, drying speed, and eco-friendliness are all important to consider to ensure you and users get the most out of this vital restroom resource. From high-speed hand dryers to conventional ones, which one do you choose? We’ll help make this choice easier. 

Hand Drying Solutions for Educational Facilities 

Schools in Australia are required to have hand drying solutions offered to students and faculty. The two most prominent methods of hand drying around are paper towels and electric hand dryers. Generally, it’s best to have a combination of both to meet the preferences of users and to ensure a backup is available in case one method of hand drying is not available for some reason. If you want to opt for one or the other, we recommend choosing automatic hand dryers over paper towels for student bathrooms. Schoolchildren, especially from younger grades are more prone to negligent behavior and can make a mess with paper towels, damping them, bundling them up, and throwing them all around the restroom. 

Conventional vs. High-Speed Hand Dryers

Conventional hand dryers are a model that many people know and love. They use warm air to dry hands with minimum noise within 15-20 seconds. Now, high-speed hand dryers are dominating the market with their capability to cut down drying times to under 10 seconds by literally “pushing” the water off of the hands without the use of heat. High-speed models are also more energy-efficient due to this, despite how much energy seemingly is involved in drying the hands that quickly. The heating mechanism used in conventional dryers consumes much more energy though. Picking one or the other as the best type isn’t that straightforward though. High-speed hand dryers are very noisy and not necessary for low-traffic washrooms. Conventional hand dryers produce less noise and are optimal if there isn’t much traffic in the washroom. It is necessary to consider all factors before making a final choice of product for any facility, whether it is an office or school. 

Our Hand Dryer Recommendations

Being specialists in the field, here are all the features we believe hand dryers for schools should have, including specific product recommendations. 


  • Vandal-proof — In order to withstand the rustle and bustle of public and private schools, the best hand dryer choice for this environment is one that has a vandal-proof shell. We recommend the PuraMax UVC High-Speed Air-purifying Hand Dryer that ticks all the boxes in our opinion.
    for
  • Energy-efficient hand dryers — For high traffic schools, it’s best to opt for energy-efficient hand dryers like our PowerMAX High Speed Hand Dryer. Our high-speed hand dryers decrease hand drying times to under 10 seconds and do not use as much energy as conventional hand dryers. Cutting down those mere seconds during every drying session will considerably cut down your energy consumption and bring down energy bills at the end of the month. It’s a win-win situation with this hand dryer in your school or educational facility.

  • Low-noise — Want the best of both worlds? You can find high-speed hand dryers that are still low noise if you have a medium to large traffic washroom but don’t want to compensate on either quality. We recommend the SaverMAX High Speed Hand Dryer is an ideal choice for your institution. The SaverMAX has an array of features, space-saving design, fast and powerful blade-style drying, eco-friendly switchable power modes, and a built-In HEPA Filter.

Installing Hand Dryers for Schools

The next most important decision after choosing the type of hand dryer for your facility is to install it properly. All hand dryers must be installed according to the national guidelines for toilet type and age group. For example, installation heights are different for men’s and women’s toilets to correspond to the average heights of individuals. Naturally, the wall height for children’s hand dryers is significantly lower than that of adults. Toilets for people with disabilities also require separate instruction for installation. You also need to consider the type of product — whether it is a hands-under or hands-in model. That changes the recommended installation height depending on the angle of the hands necessary to make use of the dryer. 


MaxDry offers the largest variety of hand dryers in Australia ranging from hand dryers for business to educational facilities and much more. Browse our selection today. 


Stay safe and healthy!

Related Products

  • MiniMAX High Speed Hand Dryer - Silver / Chrome Coated ABS
    Regular price
    $215.00
    Sale price
    $215.00
  • ThinMAX High Speed Hand Dryer - Black Coated Stainless Steel
    Regular price
    $430.00
    Sale price
    $430.00
  • SpaceMAX High Speed Vertical Hand Dryer - Brushed Stainless Steel (Satin)
    Regular price
    Sold out
    Sale price
    $230.00