The demands on faucets in public and commercial sanitary facilities
are very complex. They must first and foremost meet various – often
industry-specific – requirements with respect to hygiene,
ergonomics and safety. Drinking water regulations, workplace
guidelines and accident prevention regulations define these
requirements. Facilities in the health sector, such as hospitals,
surgeries, retirement and care homes etc., have particularly high
standards, as well as food-processing businesses.
Value for money (initial investment + long-term operating costs),
functionality and protection against vandalism and tampering are
further considerations when choosing the right faucet. The
convenience and benefits that the faucets provide in daily
operation – such as the adjustment of flow rates, temperature
ranges, automatic flushing programmes, thermal disinfection, etc. –
should also be considered.