Street furniture manufacturer launches foot-pedal hand sanitiser dispenser to help protect workforce returning to work

A STREET furniture manufacturer has designed a hands-free, mechanical, hand sanitiser dispenser for use in offices, factories, schools, shopping centres and even public realm areas such as high streets and parks. 

Furnitubes adapted its ZenithⓇ bollard, to accommodate large refillable hand sanitiser bottles. 

Catherine Barratt, managing director at Furnitubes said: ‘With businesses, retailers and schools now preparing to re-open, demand for hand sanitiser stations will surge. We wanted to use our design and precision metal manufacturing skills to create a hand sanitiser dispenser that was more hygienic and sustainable than the usual sanitising gel holders or automatic dispensers.” 

The Zenith hand sanitiser dispenser is foot-pedal operated so there is no-hand contact at all, minimising the risk of contamination. It is also 100 per cent mechanical, so there are no-battery requirements, meaning it is cheaper in the long run and better for the environment.   

Ms Barratt added: “In a challenging economic climate, we’re glad we could innovate and keep our Kent factory running, whilst contributing to people going back to work and resuming normal life.” 

“We’re really proud of our engineers who have designed a functional, yet beautiful and durable, product. They’ve given a lot of thought to the engineering too, so that changing the bottle is really easy and the product is supplied pre-assembled. You take it out of the box and you’re good to go. No tools and installation required.”

The Zenith hand sanitiser dispenser is part of a wider range of street furniture, including benches, picnic tables, cycle stands, litter bins and bollards. It can be fixed to the ground, for extra safety, in high footfall areas.

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