Recently completed installation video for Handle Hygiene Device with a switch connection for pushing door open


Installation video for Handle Hygiene Device for trigger connection – pulling door open


Washing our hands has become increasingly important in our daily lives but one Irish inventor has been ahead of the curve in the area of hand sanitation and has created a solution to an invisible problem. Brian Cunningham told Oliver all about ‘Handle Hygiene’ and how it works! Broadcast on RTE @ 10:28am on 4th June 2020

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Broadcast on South East Radio on Saturday 4th April 2020, Karl Fitzpatrick interviewed Brian Cunningham of Clever Hygiene Solutions Credit: Copy released on Karl Fitzpatrick’s Youtube channel for South East Radio, Wexford. Ireland


Broadcast on 1st April 2020, Pat Kenny interviewed Dr. Ronnie Russell, Adjunct Associate Professor in Microbiology at the Moyne Institute at TCD Credit: Newstalk podcast


An Irish company is spearheading the fight against the spread of Coronavirus with a new unique device which automatically sanitises door handles. The uniqueness of this device is that the system does not require aerosols or batteries to operate and instead converts the energy created by the closing motion of the door to deliver, (through an atomizer) tiny particles of sanitiser onto the contact surface area of most types of door handles as well as a small amount onto the persons hand leaving the handle safer for users to touch. The device, developed by Clever Hygiene Solutions LTD, is manufactured in Ireland and has a worldwide patent. We are also the only company currently producing such a device in Ireland and internationally though no direct competitors, there are only a few alternative type devices, but none that offer the same uniqueness and benefits as our device does. While totally safe for human contact, the sanitiser used has been tested and proven to combat the coronavirus along with a whole host of other germs known to accumulate on door handles.


Irish firm leads drive to combat virus threat through door handle hygiene Released Tuesday 3rd April 2020. An Irish company is spearheading the fight against the spread of Coronavirus with a new device which automatically sanitises door handles. The device, which was created by Clever Hygiene Solutions, is manufactured in Ireland and has a worldwide patent. It automatically dispenses a pre-determined amount of hand sanitiser onto the door handle each time the door is used, leaving the handle safer for users to touch. While totally safe for human contact, the disinfectant used has been tested and proven to destroy the Covid-19 virus along with a whole host of other germs known to accumulate on door handles


Two young men from Zurich want to ensure that Swiss door handles are free from viruses and bacteria. Nico Scholl and Florentin Fischer have, together with a third partner, are distributing an automatic door handle disinfection system for this purpose. A dirty door handle is a horror for Nico Scholl and Florentin Fischer. The solution: an automatic door handle disinfection system. Sounds complicated but is actually quite simple. Every time you close the door, it immediately sprays disinfectant on the door handle.

“It is actually a normal surface disinfectant. What’s special about it is that it does not contain any alcohol, which means that it’ll not damage the door covering or the door handle.” The product itself comes from Ireland. Together with a colleague, the two young entrepreneurs have acquired the exclusive right to sell the system in Switzerland, even though they do not yet have their own company. They are in the process of working on it but at the moment, everything is still provisional.

“We don’t have a real office yet – we have provisionally set up everything at the parents’ place and that’s where we are now.” It is a bit special: Florentin Fischer and Nico Scholl have known each other since the first class. When they were teenagers, they dreamed of starting a company together. However, it has only been clear since last autumn that hygiene is the issue.

I had to go to a public toilet and someone left the toilet without washing his hands. I was left wondering how I could leave the toilet now without touching the door handle.” When the corona crisis hit, it came to them as given as they knew that everyone in Switzerland was only talking about hygiene. One of their first customers was the florist, Hanspeter Meyer. The orchid seller has 30 employees. “First of all, it is very important that the door handles in the entire hygiene concept be clean. We have a lot of doors that are often left open but, for those that are closed again, it is very important that the door handles always be disinfected regularly.”

The young entrepreneurs refer to clinical studies from Ireland, which prove that door handles are much less contaminated with their spray, which is particularly effective in toilets.

The above interpreted text taken from the video interview was kindly provided by Noel Purcell-O’Byrne, Brussels.


Published 15th January 2015 – One door handle can infect pretty much everyone who walks into a building within a matter of hours. That’s according to microbiologist, Dr. Charles Gerba from the University of Arizona. His team tested this by placing a harmless virus on the door of a building’s entrance and Dr. Gerba found that swab tests showed that 60% of people had the virus on their hands within a few hours.

The office in question had 80 employees and 3 entrances – so not everyone came in through the infected door. Nevertheless, within four hours it ended up on the majority of people’s hands. Within 2 hours, the virus had contaminated the break room – and the coffee station was the first thing to get contaminated there. After that, it spread to restrooms, then individual offices and cubicles.

Dr. Gerba and his team also tried another experiment and gave the virus to one employee. The same thing happened – more than half of the building’s employees were contaminated within 4 hours. Those results even surprised Dr. Gerba – because most of the employees didn’t come into direct contact with each other. They were simply touching common surfaces. But because the average adult touches their nose, mouth or eyes about 16 times an hour – it’s easy for one contaminated surface to spread illness. Plus, viruses can live on surfaces like light switches for up to 4 days!

Dr. Gerba says germophobes shouldn’t freak out. Just because we touch a contaminated surface doesn’t mean we’re going to get sick. The good news is, in these experiments, when half the office’s employees were given disinfectant wipes to use, the amount of contamination was slashed by nearly 70%. Hand washing reduced it even more.

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