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FOOD PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING
Production entrance doors are often the final barrier to prevent pathogens entering food processing / high-risk areas. These touch points are used by thousands of staff each year so it’s no wonder that cross-contamination poses such a serious risk. The Purehold PRO is able to minimise the risk of contamination by ensuring that each person that enters through the door has sanitised hands.
HEALTHCARE & INFECTION PREVENTION (Hospitals / Care Homes / NHS / GP / Dental)
The Purehold PRO was designed with NHS Infection Prevention Specialists to be used in conjunction with existing hand hygiene policies (such as WHO 5 moments). Now installed in many NHS trusts, private hospitals and care homes across the UK, the Purehold PRO can help to reduce the spread of Norovirus, MRSA, Flu and other viruses. Pathogens can spread easily and rapidly from ward to ward due as a consequence of poor hand hygiene and cross-contamination from surfaces such as door handles.
PHARMACEUTICAL & CLEANROOMS
Contamination can be a major problem for pharmaceutical companies and represent a costly risk to brand reputation. The financial implications of contamination are equally as severe. Despite advances in technology, hygiene controls and procedures; unwanted micro-organisms can enter these controlled environments on the hands of staff. Independently tested, the Purehold PRO was proven to be 85% cleaner than a standard door handle, and is a simple yet effective measure to help combat these issues.
TOILETS & WASHROOMS
80% of infectious diseases are spread by touch, and yet studies show that 30% of the public do NOT wash their hands after going to the toilet. Dirty hands can routinely contaminate toilet door handles and vice versa, spreading germs quickly, and since everyone must exit through the same public door; cleanliness of the toilet door handle is a key concern. This is an ongoing issue in both public and staff toilets in all industries, including hospitals, office buildings, shopping centres, factories, food processing facilities, supermarkets... the list is endless!
Schools and Colleges can be perfect breeding grounds for harmful pathogens as they contain a large number of people together in close-quarters such as classrooms and playgrounds. In schools with younger pupils especially, the close-contact nature of how children interact makes the spread of germs inevitable. As well as leading to pupil absence which can be damaging to a child's education, an outbreak of infection can also force teachers to take time off which can cost schools and colleges financially and also disrupt the learning of pupils.
Purehold launches NEW antibacterial range!
The new Purehold PULL handle and PUSH plate use silver ion technology to combat pathogens deposited onto the surface by users, killing 99.9% of bacteria!
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WHY USE THE HYGIENE HANDLE?
Viruses can survive on human hands for several hours...
[Professor John Oxford, Royal London Hospital as quoted in the Sunday Times 10th May 2009]
To find out more about us or to arrange a demonstration of the Hygiene Handle please either call +44 (0)23 9229 9100 or email us