Some ideas seem so obvious that you’re amazed you haven’t thought of them before. They’re those tiny inventions that don’t take much getting used to, that seem to click in your mind the instant you encounter them.
One such invention is the Pure Hold Hygiene Handle, a door handle covered in alcoholic antibacterial gel.
According to Guardian columnist Catherine Shoard, the Hygiene Handle is an initially icky experience, as much as touching a damp door handle might be. But soon enough the genius of designer Matt Robert’s invention becomes clear.
Making wards cleaner
Designed after witnessing poor hygiene efforts in hospitals, the handles were created to stop people avoiding a dose of antibacterial hand wash. His efforts are another step forward in the battle to keep ward sterile.
We’ve previously reported on hygiene holograms, what history can teach us about hygiene and even the use of wearable tech to keep hospitals as clean as possible. And until medical environments remain 100 per cent clean, the marauding spectre of germs will continue.
Waste is just as important as hand hygiene – and there are no innovations more effective than simple efficiency and cleanliness.
It’s a service that we’ve spent years providing, and one that we’re well-known for. We’ll continue to provide our robust waste disposal service to help medical institutions stay clean and continue to admire the efforts of other sectors.