A Bracknell company has launched the UK’s first completely touch-free wireless hand sanitiser dispenser in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The new Igieniko Hand Sanitiser Kiosk by chemical distribution company Chemtra is ideal for entrances to shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, offices, and other venues across Berkshire to help protect staff and customers as part of the ‘new normal’.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends regular hand washing using soap or hand sanitiser to help combat the spread of Covid-19.
The Igieniko dispenser is the first in the UK to include a touch-free, pedal-operated system and is the world’s first fire-proof wood sanitiser. The user simply places their hands under the dispenser, presses their foot down on the pedal and out squeezes the gel. With no hand contact, the safety and hygiene of users is ensured at all times and means organisations can actively contribute to reducing the spread of the coronavirus and other bacteria.
Jesse Palle, managing director at Chemtra, said: “As lockdown restrictions are further eased in the UK and more non-essential shops and businesses have started opening since June 15, the new Igieniko Hand Sanitiser Kiosk can help stop the spread of Covid-19 on the high street and keep it safe. Thanks to the practical pedal-operated system, employees and customers are totally safe from touching a potentially contaminated hand sanitiser dispenser.
“The Igieniko dispenser is first hand sanitiser kiosk in the UK to be able to offer this technology and we are very proud to be playing a role in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. It is suitable for many types of environments and benefits larger areas where people congregate such as shopping centres, train stations and airports.”
Made from fire-proof wood, the environmentally friendly freestanding Igieniko Hand Sanitiser Kiosk requires no cables, batteries or mains power and is completely wireless. The gel compartment holds up to five litres of sanitising gel – enough for around 5,000 pumps – and is available to buy online for £299 or can be rented from just £29 per month. Businesses can even customise the kiosk with their own corporate colours and logo, and it is compatible with any type of hand sanitising gel.
Palle said: “The Igieniko Hand Sanitiser Kiosk is light in weight, delivered fully assembled and ready for use. No technical support is required to set it up. Once the dispenser is removed from the box there are simple instructions and then it is ready to go. The dispenser can be positioned wherever you want it, and as it is cable free, it can also be moved when required.
“Igieniko provides 5,000 pumps from a single cartridge, with a duration 10 times longer than the common dispenser available which typically offer around 500 deliveries. The gel compartment is compatible with any type of hand sanitiser and has a volume 10 times greater than similar dispensers on the market with a maximum capacity of 500ml.”