We all know that germs can be spread easily when someone sneezes and then touches a handle whether it be on the tube, a bus, the toilet or your desk phone. Germs spread like wildfire and this, in turn, will increase your employee absenteeism.
Did you know that touching door handles is one of the most common ways bacteria spreads throughout the workplace? This is because the virus is spread by direct contact with the contaminated object and then we touch our face and so on…the everyday dangers are obvious.
In fact, there are a number of shocking statistics that may put you off of your breakfast or lunch so be careful when you read on…
|80% of infections are spread by touch Copper Development Association||Only 33% of people wash their hands after using the toilet British Toilet Association||1 in 4 Britons had faecal matter on their hands The Sunday Times||Common microbes found on door furniture include E-Coli, Salmonella and Staph Aureus|
So we’ve all heard of the NHS slogan ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’ which refers to us sneezing into a tissue (catch it), and then placing the tissue in the bin (bin it!) and then wash your hands (kill it…the germs we mean!) which is one way to stop the spread of germs but we’ve got another way to share with you.
There’s a new kid in town and it goes by the name of P-Plate and P-Hold which are antibacterial push plates and door handle covers. The innovative technology uses silver ion technology which helps kill 99% of germs on contact and in turn could help your business reduce employee absenteeism and help save your company thousands of pounds.
Antibacterial door handle – P-Hold
The P-Hold antibacterial door handle can be fitted onto a pull door handle in 30 seconds. You simply ‘snap’ it into place!
Using silver ion technology, the P-Hold handle kills 99.9% of bacteria and combats pathogens deposited onto the surface by users and then works continuously 24/7. This prevents cross-contamination between one user and another which ultimately reduces the spread of infection and germs.
The action lasts six months and has a visual indicator to advise when it needs to be changed. There are no tools required to change the handle either.
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria using silver ion technology
- Proven to be 96.4% cleaner than standard handles
- The action will last for 6 months and has a visual indicator when it needs to be changed
- Will fit any cylindrical pull door handle with a diameter of 19mm, 20mm or 22mm – the three most popular handle sizes in the UK and in less than 30 seconds
- Extremely robust and sturdy
- Available in 2 colours: ice blue and black
Antibacterial door push plate – P-Plate
This innovative door ‘push plate’ is robust and sturdy and is proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria using silver iron technology. The P-Hold technology action lasts 12 months and has a visual indicator that notifies staff when it needs to be changed.
The push plate is incredibly simple to install, it comes with the fittings required and an instruction guide and there is also no maintenance required.
- Magnetically secured to backplate
- Changed effortlessly with no tools needed
- The action will last for 12 months
- Visual indicator when it needs to be changed
- Available in silver
How does it work?
So, check this out: the handles and plates are made using silver ion technology which penetrates the cell membranes of any microbes that land on the handle. The ions then suffocate and attack the cells to prevent them from reproducing. Sounds cool right? But don’t worry, we will deal with all the science stuff so that you can relax knowing that your handles are safe to touch, all the time.
How will it benefit my workplace?
Whether you’re swaying towards the P-Hold handle or the P-Plate, each handle type is guaranteed to directly benefit your business. Less bacteria will be spread through the touching of handles and this will, in turn, reduce sickness levels as well as the number of office borne illnesses. A win-win for both organisations and employees!
To put this in perspective, the annual cost of a handle or push plate is actually less than the cost of even a single day’s basic salary at the minimum wage rate.
Having the handle or push plates installed throughout the office will also help your employees recognise that the organisation cares for their wellbeing and health and safety. This means that they’re likely to work harder and be more productive in their day to day roles.
How do I find out more?
To take the first steps towards a healthier workplace, contact us for further information. We can also arrange a free site survey to identify your office germ hotspots and send across a proposal suggesting the areas that need attention. Your equipment can then be installed and our team can also help advise on education and awareness programmes for your staff. It really is as simple as that.