Water Coolers for North West England
Which is the best type of office water cooler for the North West?
This is a question we often get asked and to be honest there is no definitive answer. There are a number of questions to answer in order to identify the correct water cooler for your needs.
- How many staff will have access to it on a daily basis?
- Where do you want to site it?
- Will your staff need to fill up sports bottles?
- Are the aesthetics important?
- Do you have a location in mind?
If you are responsible for searching for new water cooler for your North West based business then why not take a look here. You will find various types of water coolers available to rent or purchase from us with installation inclusive.
The first hurdle for North West businesses is to decide whether to opt for a bottled water cooler or a mains fed one. For the purpose of this help article, we are making the presumption that your company has more than 10 staff making a mains fed water unit the cheapest and best option.
First let’s point out some simple prerequisites when it comes to finding a suitable water cooler for the North West and watch out because there are even some water cooler types to avoid at all costs.
Avoid exposed taps!!
Water coolers with exposed taps can often pose a bacteria risk. It is inevitable that people in the workplace will re-use small plastic bottles by filling them up at the works water cooler and returning to their desk to consume its contents. This process is repeated throughout the day. Letting your staff use these types of plastic bottles is not advised. What tends to happen is that the user will insert the tap inside the bottles neck to re-fill. This causes saliva transfer from bottle to tap, in turn contaminating the tap, leaving bacteria present for the next dispense.
These types of water coolers are more often the cheapest available to buy and rent.
And here’s another point to consider!!
How many staff will have access to it on a daily basis?
It’s important to ask about the “throughput” of your new water cooler. An average water cooler can dispense around 12 litres per hour. This is suitable for up to 15 members of staff. If your office has more than 15 members of staff then you should consider a high use water cooler. You can find an example of a high use water cooler here.
We do hope this article has gone some way to helping you find a mains fed water cooler for your North West based business. Please visit our website for more information and advice about all water dispenser related issues.