22 September 2020
As good hand hygiene remains critical in the prevention and control of COVID-19, a UK-based street furniture manufacturer has launched a range of touch-free sanitiser dispensers to help reduce the risk of contamination.
During lockdown, Furnitubes adapted its Zenith? bollard to accommodate large, refillable hand sanitiser bottles. They have since developed the range to include a smart black option.
Catherine Barratt, Managing Director at Furnitubes said: ‘With hospitality and retail re-opening but the threat of a second wave very real, we wanted to create a touch-free sanitiser dispenser that would become a smart, permanent solution for busy public areas.
The Zenith hand sanitiser dispenser is foot-pedal operated so there is no-hand contact at all, minimising the risk of contamination. It’s 100% mechanical so there are no battery or power requirements, meaning that in the long run it is cheaper and better for the environment than the sensor-alternatives. It is also weather-proof so ideal for outdoor areas like delivery bays and public transport where there may be no hand-washing stations. And it comes in stainless steel or black to suit many independent artisans and restaurateurs desired brand image.
Barratt added: “We’re glad we can help businesses reopen safely and help customers relax in the knowledge that they have sanitised safely.”
“We’re really proud of our engineers who have designed a range of functional, yet beautiful and durable, products. They’ve given a lot of thought to the engineering too, so that the product is fully assembled. You take it out of the box, fill in the supplied refillable bottle with anti-bacterial gel, and you’re good to go.”
The Zenith hand sanitiser dispenser is part of a wider range of street furniture, including benches, picnic tables, cycle stands, litter bins and bollards. It can be fixed to the ground, for extra safety, in high footfall areas.