Doors and handles can be touched thousands of times per day. Each contact increases the likelihood of viral transmission and can spread deadly diseases such as Covid-19. Limit contact where possible through hands-free door hardware that reduces physical contact with hard surfaces while still allowing seamless access.
The Covid-19 pandemic will change the way we design our businesses and alter human interaction with things that were once an after-thought, like a door handle. Rethinking spatial design to ensure the free-flow of traffic while reducing the number of times multiple people interact with a physical object will help keep your staff, customers, and guests safe. Reducing the use of physical contact that hands make with doors can have an immediate impact toward reducing transmission of germs.
The Flying Locksmiths are here to help with the installation and modification of door hardware that limits the use of hands, including:
- Foot Pulls – Stainless steel door pulls are attached to the bottom of a door and assist an operator to open the door with their foot. These are ideal for situations where a user requires sterile hands, would typically have their hands full, or in an effort to reduce touchpoints of a user’s hands.
- Arm Pulls – Similar to foot pulls, arm pull handles give a user the option to utilize their arm or elbow to open a door as opposed to having direct contact with their hand. This can reduce the transmission of germs since pathogens are less likely to be centered directly on one’s arm.
- Push Plates – Push plates help support doors while providing a user a cue as to how to operate the door ahead of them. Knowing they have this option, an operator often opts for an arm or elbow in order to limit hand-to-hardware exposure. Typically constructed out of stainless steel or copper alloy, push plates are easily cleaned and sanitized in order to kill and prevent the spread of any germs that have been spread to them.
Understanding the design of your building, the traffic flow, and the physical security needs can be a lot to juggle at all at once. Thankfully, The Flying Locksmiths have the experience that it takes to navigate through this complicated time to help you reduce the spread of germs and keep your occupants safe. Reduce the touchpoints on your door and contact your Flying Locksmith technician today to learn more about our equipment offerings.
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