LEEDS-based industrial product designer Ronis Perdios has created a new ‘uniquely designed’ foot-operated hand sanitiser dispenser.

The HYpost is described as a robust, practical, affordable and stylish solution to providing smart hand sanitisation for sites, temporary or permanent offices and welfare cabins.

The unit is manufactured using rotation moulding and reinforced with a metal subframe, with an antimicrobial outer body.

The system benefits from ‘flexible’ installation and has the options of being freestanding, with the addition of the stabilising foot plate, which is included, or it can be bolted to the ground to be installed permanently or alternatively secured to a chain or padlock.

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The HYpost has a 5-litre capacity with more than 4,500 reuses between fills. A level window indicates when the system needs a top-up.

It is available in high-vis yellow, light grey or dark stone.

Ronis Perdios explained: “As the severity of COVID-19 was becoming more widely recognised, I noticed that the metal hand-sanitising stations flooding the market didn’t really have any long-term consideration in their design from a health and safety and also from a maintenance time perspective.

“The point to a hands-free operation is to avoid touching things including nozzles, bottles etc but this should be as important for the people who have to clean and refill the units, and not just for the users. Gel capacity and dispense quantity were another issue that was not widely considered from a high-footfall perspective. We addressed all of these issues and the HYpost was born; a product that is able to fit within real-world, human-centred environments.”

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