The ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories group has released a series of hands-free door opening solutions to reduce the number of skin-to-surface touchpoints people meet throughout the day. Rockwood Arm and Foot Pulls are an option for hands-free door operation in new or pre-existing openings, which has become a major consideration for facility managers, owners, tenants, employees and the general public to minimize the spread of germs and bacteria.
According to a recent Qualtrics report, the majority of people said they currently do not feel confident going to a restaurant (68 percent), to go shopping (51 percent) or attend a sporting event (79 percent). When it comes to returning to work, 66 percent of people would feel uncomfortable right now and 74 percent of people agree that they want their work facility cleaned and disinfected regularly upon return. Despite that level of discomfort, many organizations are planning to reopen soon. Limiting contact and exposure with hands-free door hardware has become an important defense in reducing risk for building occupants and guests.
Rockwood Hands-Free Arm and Foot Pulls consist of stainless steel and install with ease on wood, metal or aluminum doors. Additionally, they complement ADA standards and regulations to ensure all openings remain accessible to everyone.