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The problem with office sinks

Sunday, September 4th, 2016 | Thoughts


Office sinks are often badly designed. Why? Because they have the bowl, and then a soap dispenser mounted on the wall not over the bowl.

Most people will turn the tap on, wet their hands, go for some soap, and then wash it off. This means that there is water on their hands when they reach for the soap, slashing it underneath. This is not under the sink and thus water ends up on the counter.

It seems to happen in almost every office I have worked in. By the end of the way the counter is a pond. This creates mopping up for the cleaning staff to do and means if you cannot put anything down on the sink counter.

I appreciate it is not the biggest problem in the world, but I think that as a society we need to come up with a better solution to the sink soap dispenser problem. Like just having a bigger bowl, putting the dispenser directly over it, or having a dispenser bottle instead.