Hygiene Solutions was formed with a vision to eliminate germs and cross contamination from door handles. The company has perfected a clinically proven, safe and effective door handle sanitiser. Unlike many other handle cleaners or handle coatings, the Handle Hygiene door handle sanitising device works every time the door is used. Therefore, leaving the door handle clean for the next person to use.


The original idea was conceived when one of the founders, Brian Cunningham’s own father, contracted MRSA while in hospital. At this time, there was an outbreak of Norovirus and all visitors were restricted. Brian observed that the only common contact point for everyone in the hospital were the door handles. When he started to swab test and analyse the handles, his suspicions were confirmed. Most of the tests, then and now, reveal that the colony count (that should be below 5 colonies per square centimetre) were in most cases TMTC (to many to count). It was a problem that was not so easy to solve. Determination and innovation solved the problem! Following numerous models and prototypes Hygiene Solutions have developed the Door Handle sanitising device (Handle Hygiene) from its original concept to the present model, which is smaller, lighter and most importantly more efficient without compromising the quality, standard or performance. Several years of R&D have resulted in the unit being reduced about 80% smaller than the original and now delivers an estimated 4,000 uses.

Brian’s mantra is: “Just because you’ve washed your hands… doesn’t mean the person before you did.‘

Its purpose is to prevent door handles and especially toilet / washroom door handles from being a source of cross contamination, frequent and commonly used door handles are known to harbour a wide range of microbial growth, our device when used in conjunction with a suitable hospital approved disinfectant, destroys this growth helping prevent cross contamination.


This is an Irish operation, with the office based in Ranelagh in Dublin, the device and the sanitiser bottles manufactured in a ‘state of art’ facility, A J Plastics in County Clare.