In a market where you may be forgiven thinking that like = like, it’s good to remind ourselves of why having a water cooler from AquAid is really the best idea:
The first benefit almost goes without saying: Whichever AquAid water cooler you choose to have installed in your premises, you will have access to chilled (and hot) drinking water throughout your working day.
The second benefit is that you will be relying on a company that has more than 20 years’ experience in the provision of high quality water coolers, water and water related products.
Reach is the third benefit – with over 22 branches throughout the UK, you will be supplied by a local depot staffed by a team who are familiar with the area and your requirements.
Fourth benefit: Your environment. We’re very cognisant of our carbon footprint. Having a local AquAid means we minimise our footprint by being able to travel shorter distances to deliver your water and service and sanitise your water cooler. We also re-use our water bottles (up to 35x) and then recycle the bottles in a responsible manner. The cups we supply are made from a single type of plastic which means they are much easier to recycle; we are also hard at work encouraging our customers to adopt recycling practices wherever they are in the UK..
The fifth benefit is also one of our most important and one we are most proud of: Since our inception some 20 years ago, Aquaid have partnered with the charities Christian Aid and the Africa Trust. These donations have enabled these charities to continue with the vital role they play in the lives of millions of people. This is achieved through donating a portion of our sales for each bottle of water delivered and each mains-fed cooler installed. The result of these donations (to date) is in excess of £13,000,000 provided for the implementation of sustainable water projects which have helped more than 5 million people.
Value adds inherent as part of our brand
With each Mains-Fed cooler installed at a school, we provide 100 water refillable water bottles for the children, to help encourage them to keep drinking water.
We also provide hydration awareness posters which clearly and simply illustrate good hydration practices, thereby enabling a healthier, more productive lifestyle, whether at the workplace or at school.
To enjoy all of these (and more) benefits while simply keeping refreshed, don’t delay, contact us at AquAid – we’ll be delighted to assist.
Don’t be misled by the stylish yet sturdy AquAid Hydrator’s appearance. This powerhouse water cooler is easily capable of dispensing up to 40ℓ of chilled drinking water per hour.
The Hydrator is BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) compliant due to its low energy consumption and the safety option of being able to bracket the unit to the wall upon installation.
Designed for installation in high use areas, the AquAid Hydrator also offers a range of available options including silver impregnated anti-bacterial taps which are excellent for killing bacteria.
These anti-bacterial taps and dispense points are of particular value where staff refill their water bottles, as they vastly reduce the likelihood of cross contamination.
Based on the Hydrator’s ability to fill 120 x 330ml bottles every hour, it is best suited for installation in:
Offices with a large staff contingent and;
Sizable Work areas and Factories
This water dispenser is available as a Cold Water unit only.
Servicing and sanitising your AquAid Hydrator chilled water dispenser
Not only do we provide top quality water coolers like the AquAid Hydrator, we also install and service the machines for you. All of our machines are installed by our EDWCA accredited service technicians and as per the EDWCA guidelines; we sanitise all mains-fed water dispensers every 6 months.
For all your water and water cooler requirements, contact us at AquAid today. With over 20 years of experience and more than 22 branches nationwide, we’re perfectly positioned to provide you with the right water dispenser to meet your drinking water requirements.
Corporate Social Responsibility and your AquAid water dispenser
Installing an AquAid Hydrator benefits not only you and your staff, by supplying you with drinking water at a push of a button, but also those in need on other continents.
Should you install four Mains Fed plumbed-in water dispensers, a water well, bearing your organisation’s name, will be built in Africa on your behalf.
However, be assured that If you don’t take 4 plumbed-in units, we will still donate a portion of the revenue from our sales to the charities that we support.
We all know how important it is to remain properly hydrated. Many studies over the years have dealt with the adverse effects of dehydration, how it affects cognitive and mental performance, while also causing mood disturbances – not to mention the fact that from a physiological point of view, we simply could not survive for more than a few days without water. But we often underestimate the significance of hydration in the work environment, where performance is key – which is why water coolers are for many, and should be for others, an essential component to ensuring staff productivity.
Statistics from 2004 show that illness absence (with 168 million working days lost) costs UK employers a staggering £12b a year. It was noted that good hydration contributes to workers’ health and safety, and that even mild levels of dehydration adversely affected performance. The importance then of providing drinking water, whether in the form of drinking fountains or water coolers, to ensure staff members remain properly hydrated has not been lost on many of the more responsible industry sectors.
In 2007 the Royal College of Nursing published a Hydration Best Practice Toolkit – the aim was to better inform employees across the various health care fields, how important it was to remain properly hydrated and what the benefits were of drinking enough water. Of the many fact-sheets included in the toolkit, one is particularly pertinent, because it looked specifically at the importance of Water in the Workplace and how that affects productivity – a key performance indicator for any business.
Let’s begin with what constitutes good hydration. The amount we should be drinking each day depends on a number of factors, but there is an ideal range dependant on gender – if you’re male, you should be frequenting water coolers more often than women, because you need between 1.2 and 3 litres of water per day, while women need less – between 1.2 and 2.2 litres.
According to the fact-sheet, these are some of the early signs of dehydration:
Light-headedness, dizziness, tiredness, irritability, headache, sunken features (particularly the eyes), flushed skin, heat intolerance, dry mouth, throat and eyes, and skin that is loose and lacks elasticity. There may be a burning sensation in the stomach, urine output will be reduced, and may appear darker than usual.
Throughout the day we lose water from our bodies in a variety of ways: urine, evaporation from our lungs and skin when we breathe, perspiration, and a small amount is lost in faeces. Environmental factors also play a part in how much water we lose each day, and our bodies only perform efficiently if we restore the water balance. Check over here In order to do so we need to be vigilant about consuming fluids and there needs to be easy access to drinking water throughout the day. In Part II of this two-part blog series we take a closer look at the health and performance benefits of remaining hydrated, and how that benefits productivity during the work day. In the interim, for a wide variety of high-quality water coolers, whether Bottled or Mains Fed, whether to buy or rent, call AquAid today.