We have a range of Umbrella Bagging Units that are designed to take up very little room. The unit is placed next your entrance in a prominent position where visitors can clearly see it. The unit shown in the video below has a footprint not much bigger than a sheet of A4 paper, so does not take up much space.
In many parts of the world it is normal practice to use them, but here in the UK they are only now starting to become a popular and essential part of workplace safety. The unit has prominent instructions on it even though they are easy and intuitive to use.
Essentially, the unit contains long thin bags that are designed to cover and cling to a wet umbrella. All the user has to do, is to give their umbrella the usual quick shake as they fold up up and then place it into the mouth of the unit, and then swipe out through the aperture. The umbrella easily comes out with the bag in place and the next bag is moved into position for the next user. The whole process takes just a couple of seconds.
People who have umbrellas, really want to use the unit. They feel uncomfortable and self-conscious carrying a dripping umbrella, but they don’t want to just leave it at the entrance, in case its not there when they return.
It is a win win situation for everyone. Your visitor is made welcome and provided with a secure solution to their wet umbrella and your floors are kept drier and safer for everyone. In fact, there is no logical reason not to have one by your front door as the running costs are very low. They require no power supply, the only consumables are the low cost bags and you are saving on staff cleaning times, minimising damage to fixtures and fittings, minimizing the chances of visitors slipping and being seen to care about visitor and staff safety and convenience.