Safety recommendation welcomed

Yale has welcomed new recommendations from the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) marketing sub-committee, which highlight the need to reduce touchpoints within UK buildings as the Covid-19 recovery continues.

The report – titled ‘The post-Covid world: DHF’s recommendations for a ‘touch-free environment’ – pinpoints a number of solutions that can reduce interior touchpoints to limit the transmission of the virus.

These include products with anti-microbial surfaces, anti-Covid hardware and fully automated doors to enable access with no human contact, all of which address the problem that doors are often touched by many people throughout the course of a day.

Yale has already partnered with antimicrobial additives provider BioCote to launch the Quartus combi door handle range, featuring a coating that reduces up to 99.99% of microbes on its surface.

Proven effective against many common microbes, including bacteria, mould and fungi, this technology protects the Quartus door handle from colonisation, significantly reducing the risk of cross-contamination.

Paul Atkinson, MD for Yale, said: “As our partnership with BioCote on the Quartus door handle range shows, this is an issue we are serious about at Yale. To further contain germs, we also offer contact-free locks such as the Keyless Connected Smart Lock and Conexis L1 Smart Lock, both of which dramatically reduce the risk of infection in high-traffic areas.”