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Touchless Faucets

High technology for the highest standards

Hygiene with a capital ‘H’ – Sectors such as healthcare, food preparation, catering, and high-traffic areas that are open to the public, are subject to stringent requirements when it comes to the cleanliness of sanitary facilities and washing areas. Touchless-control faucets offer not only maximum protection against the spread of germs, but are also extremely economical because they deliver the exact amount of water that is needed. GROHE design quality ensures that the long service life and functionality of its products is not affected by heavy use.

  • Touch-free: touchless operation, optimum hygiene
  • GROHE EcoJoy™: supplies water only when needed, economical and resource-saving
  • GROHE StarLight®: highly resistant finishes
  • Hygiene flushing with adjustable flush duration
  • Long-life battery: long life thanks to unique low-energy electronics (seven years/150 cycles per day)
  • Vandalism-protected devices
  • Extensive range for a wide variety
     

Hygiene Regulations and Requirements

Touchless control is the ideal solution for situations where wash basin faucets must not be operated by hand. Some of the main applications are described below.
MOTORWAY SERVICE AREAS

Scope:

Service areas operated by Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH & Co. KG GROHE Europlus E touchless wash basin faucets are installed in their sanitary facilities.

Regulations:
Requirements of Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH & Co. KG
(Sanifair guarantee).
DAIRY OPERATIONS

Scope:


Companies involved in the production and marketing of raw milk, heat-treated milk and milk-based products, such as dairy collection centres and processing plants for dairy products.

Milk processing rooms must have an adequate number of facilities with hot and cold running water, or water pre-mixed to a suitable temperature for cleaning and disinfecting hands. In work rooms and toilets, taps* must not be operated by hand.

Council Directive 94/71/EEC of December 13th 1994 amending Directive 92/42/EEC
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MEAT- PROCESSING COMPANIES

Scope:


Companies in which health problems affecting intra-community trade in meat products may arise (EEC Directive), such as abattoirs, cutting and processing companies, meat departments with fresh meat, butchers shops, meat-processing industry.

Companies must have an adequate number of facilities with hot and cold running water, or water pre-mixed to a suitable temperature for cleaning and disinfecting hands. In work rooms and toilets, taps* must not be operated by hand.

All companies subject to the hygiene requirements governing trade in meat products (meat hygiene regulations). Cleaning facilities must be installed as close as possible to the workplace and in sufficient numbers, with taps* that must not be operated by hand. Toilets must be provided with facilities for washing hands, with valves that must not be operated by hand.

Regulations:
• Council Directive 92/5/EEC of February 10th 1992 amending and updating Directive 77/99/EEC and amending Directive 64/433/EEC
• Regulation governing meat hygiene dated June 29th 2001 (as amended)
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MEDICAL AREAS

Scope:

In business operations and parts thereof in which people are to be examined, treated or nursed as inpatients, medically examined or treated as outpatients, in which body tissue, fluids and secretions of people or animals are analysed or in which work is carried out on pathogenic germs. Also wherever infectious or potentially infectious objects and substances are
disinfected or where animals undergo veterinary examination or treatment, such as hospitals, medical laboratories, doctors’ surgeries, therapeutic surgeries, dissecting rooms, specialist surgeries, emergency rescue ambulance vehicles, and operating theatres.

In working areas with increased risk of infection, faucets that can be operated without hand contact must be installed at the wash basins for use by the personnel.

Regulations:
• BVG C8 Health Service
(formerly VBG 103 -accident prevention regulation-)
dated October 1st, 1982 – updated version –
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GROHE electronic faucets with infrared control