Will the Novelty wear off?

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Jubbs
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Dec 2018 06 16:53

Will the Novelty wear off?

Have completed changing all the soap dispensers over to one that has a large window and is easy to see the levels. Two weeks, one a day.

Problem is they are a new toy for the kids to play around with. I'm using 5 litres a day at them moment but its slowly getting less. Some kids think wiping up the residue on the sink tops with toilet paper then throwing [---- The word only permitted in December ---_snowball.gif] that at the windows is a version of fun that is acceptable, err, no its isn't the Head teacher said when she saw who did it, the 3 kids spent the next 1/2 hour [---- The word only permitted in December ---_cry.gif] cleaning the mess up.

Yay... [---- The word only permitted in December ---_cheesy.gif] result for a change.
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Dec 2018 06 18:12

Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

we used to have ones which just lifted straight off the wall and the refill cap was easy to access so they either shot stuff in the tanks or just pulled them of the wall

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Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

We had them installed in our refurbished toilets and i was worried at first that the cleaners would be cleaning loads of soap off the sink tops and floors and i would be replenishing every day, but to my pleasant surprise it never happened. [---- The word only permitted in December ---_grin.gif]
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Dec 2018 07 00:05

Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

I trialled a battery controlled soap dispenser in our KS2 toilets once, the novelty wore off a little after a week but was going through soap like it was going out of fashion. Tissue started appearing on the toilet ceiling and soap was spread all over the mirrors floor and hand basins, went back to the manual push type and the mess and wastage lessened then eventually went back to nothing.

The children complained as they liked the automatic dispenser, obviously none of them made the mess so the machine must have spread soap everywhere and threw soap filled tissue on the ceiling...
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Dec 2018 07 06:52

Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

I put a note up in the KS2 Toilets telling them that they can squirt as much soap as they like, however it costs money to replace, money that could have gone towards treats for them. Next 'Golden assembly' head did the normal assembly except instead of sweets he gave out stickers. He explained that because I had to order more soap because people were wasting it there was no money for sweets this week. The soap wasting has stopped [---- The word only permitted in December ---_laugh.gif]

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Dec 2018 07 08:15

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I changed to the cheapest liquid I could find because of the mess and waste that used to happen, not too bad now and has turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting.
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Dec 2018 07 08:18

Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

Your kids wash their hands? Some of ours don't even use the toilets! [---- The word only permitted in December ---_laugh.gif]
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[---- The word only permitted in December ---_santaclaus.gif] We did this some time back & it took about 4 weeks to get back to normal & a few threats from HT,at one point she locked all toilets & children had to collect key from office and sign for it. [---- The word only permitted in December ---_female.gif]
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Dec 2018 07 09:20

Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

Seem to be having trouble with the Baywest range after a few years, as the piston system becomes sticky and they leak, also rather expensive. Which dispenser is your preferred and why for a primary school? I'm after a cost effective dispenser that does not need filling too frequently.

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Dec 2018 07 10:45

Re: Will the Novelty wear off?

I suppose our toilet facilities were used correctly as my old school was a SEN school and so pupils were escorted most of the time and some classes had their own toilet rooms attached you know with nappy changing facilities and hoists for the heavy pupils, our TA's were brilliant. [---- The word only permitted in December ---_grin.gif]
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