Innovative forearm shield effortlessly converts push/pull doors to hands-free for COVID-19 prevention

Latest News Thu, May 28, 2020 1:54 PM

An innovative new device designed and manufactured by leading German hardware company FSB allows doors with standard pull handles to be converted quickly and easily for hands-free operation and help in the battle to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

The FSB forearm shield for door pulls is fitted quickly to existing standard push/pull handles with the aid of four stainless-steel screws and threaded metal bushes. This enables external doors to be conveniently and safely opened and closed again with the aid of the user’s forearm – thus avoiding hands coming into direct contact with the door handle surface. Made of glass-fibre-reinforced polyamide, which is notable for being extremely rugged and is also easy to clean and disinfect.

Available to buy direct from FSB, the forearm shield is particularly suited to areas that are subject to high levels of footfall – in healthcare establishments, offices, professional premises or public buildings. Here, any object that users come into contact with regularly is particularly likely to be contaminated and thus act as a host for the transmission of viruses, bacteria and multi-resistant germs.

Nazia Uddin, Architectural Consultant at FSB said: “Our new forearm shield is a practical solution for building owners and managers which is designed for easy retrofitting to existing handles, a simple but effective addition to assist in the fight to minimise the transmission of COVID-19 on shared surfaces. As with all FSB products, the forearm shield is made in Germany to the highest quality standards and demonstrates our ability to respond to customer requests for the option of no-hands operation, without the need to replace existing fittings.”

The FSB forearm shield for door pulls is suitable for use with all standard tubular push/pull handles 19–35 mm in diameter and it can be fitted to handles of angular and oval cross-section. It is securely fastened using four stainless-steel screws, with variable fixing options for vertical/horizontal, top-to-bottom, right-to-left, at any angle.

This latest dedicated solution sees FSB underscore its standing as a purveyor of dependable and innovative products, even in times as challenging as those we are currently going through. Design always shapes the way people think and act in FSB’s view, which drives its up-to-the-minute product developments that have a direct bearing on contemporary trends and requirements.

FSB’s forearm shield for door pulls can be ordered via the online shops of participating retail partners, which are to be found at www.fsb.de/care.

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