What is Handle Hygiene?

The Handle Hygiene Sanitising System was designed to help prevent the spread of germs from hard surfaces such as door handles.

Door handles, especially toilet door handles, are a well documented source of harmful bacteria that cause the spread of serious infection.

The Handle Hygiene Sanitising System is a simple mechanical mechanism ( requires no batteries or power supply ) that fits easily to existing doors and operates in conjunction with the opening and closing motions of the door – thus ensuring reliability and effectiveness every time the door is used – guaranteeing a safer and cleaner handle.

The system causes no mess whatsoever and is harmless to the environment.

When asked what typically might be the harmful bacteria on door handles Dr. Russell replied.

There are thousands of species which can occur on handles. These will reflect the usage of the area. The inside handle of a toilet door will have normal microbes from human skin which will include satphylococci including MRSA, diptheroids and pseudomonads plus lots of faecal-associated organisms including candida, E.coli, faecal streptococci, C.diff, enteroviruses and depending on infection – salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia, cryptosporidium, norovirus etc..


In food production areas door handles can have raw meat and faecal-associated microbes which are related to food poisoning.
– Dr. Ronnie Russell

 

  • Where is Handle Hygiene for?

    A Handle Hygiene systems is extremely important on high contact door handles where bacterial cross-contamination would present a potential health risk.

    • Hospitals
    • Retirement homes
    • Schools and educational facilities
    • Doctors surgeries
    • Dentists
    • Food industry
    • Nurseries
    • Restaurants
    • Public Bars
    • Cinemas
    • Sporting venues
    • Hotels
    • Day care facilities
    • Cruise ships
    • Office buildings
    • Coffee shops
    • Banks