7 examples of hygiene concepts in different areas

The Corona pandemic has made architects, planners and sanitary installers more aware of the issue of hygiene than ever before - because hygiene is infection control. We show you seven examples of hygiene concepts in which hygiene on the one hand and design on the other are not mutually exclusive. Discover our functional and aesthetic solutions for more hygiene in various application areas. 

Disinfection dispensers in entrance areas of public buildings are a conspicuous expression of the increased hygiene requirements. Special attention should also be paid to door handles, touchless fittings, washrooms and sanitary facilities, patient rooms in hospitals and the large area of kindergartens and schools as further areas of hygiene.  

Highly frequented areas that are subject to special hygiene requirements also include all other types of public buildings, such as institutions, offices, health and shopping centers, and sports facilities.

7 Examples of hygiene concepts in different areas of application

  1. Entrance area
  2. Door
  3. Fittings and washbasins
  4. Washroom
  5. Public sanitary rooms
  6. Patient bathrooms
  7. Kindergartens and schools

1. Hand disinfection in the entrance area

Whether in stores, medical practices, companies, institutions or hotels: disinfectant dispensers in the entrance area have become an expected and necessary standard since the Corona pandemic. HEWI offers mobile disinfectant dispensers that can be used without touching them and thus meet the requirements of busy entrance areas in particular.  

The disinfectant dispensers in design lines made of stainless steel or powder coating with a deep matt surface in white, gray tones or black blend excellently into elegant interiors. 

2. Hygiene at the door

Door handles can be veritable viral and bacterial hotbeds. When people push a door handle after sneezing or coughing into their hand, potentially infectious germs can be spread to others. This is particularly relevant in areas where large numbers of people meet, such as offices, healthcare facilities, shopping malls and sports venues.

We have developed an innovative solution for active protection against infection: the HEWI door handle 115, which opens doors without touching them. The clever, ergonomic design intuitively invites use with the elbow. Of course, the door handle can also be operated by hand. To effectively protect against infections in this case as well, the active+ variant of door handle 115 has an antimicrobial surface.

3. Touchless fittings

Hand washing as a simple but effective hygiene measure has gained in importance in the wake of the Corona pandemic. This is also reflected in the increased water consumption. With the help of touchless fittings, consumption of the valuable resource water can be significantly reduced.

However, touchless fittings with intelligent sensor technology not only save water in public buildings, but also raise hygiene standards: since the fittings are not touched, no germs can adhere that the next user might pick up.

Automatic hygiene flushes also prevent germs from settling inside the fittings. The hygiene flushes can be controlled via app. This increases hygiene and reduces cleaning effort.

The preset water temperature of 30-36 °C can be changed individually and thus adapted to the respective user needs.

4. Hygiene in washrooms

Washrooms are a place of hygiene and should themselves be as hygienic as possible. Cleverly equipping busy washrooms in public buildings can effectively help protect against infection.

Studies have shown, for example, that paper towel dispensers significantly improve hygiene in washrooms compared with hand-drying fans. Touchless dispenser systems with waste garbage cans and hygiene combinations in various sizes allow integration into washrooms with high demands on design and aesthetics.

Our versatile range of dispenser systems includes different designs, e.g. made of polyamide, antimicrobial polyamide, models with powder coating in black, gray tones and white, and stainless steel variants.

5. Hygiene in public sanitary rooms

The Corona pandemic is changing the way public washrooms are designed and equipped. No longer are standards, trends and quality the only deciding factors. The sanitary room of the future must always take infection control into account.

We have solutions that meet all these requirements: Touchless fittings, soap and disinfectant dispensers effectively reduce the risk of infection. Paper towel dispensers reduce the germ load compared to hand drying fans.  

Products where contact cannot be avoided offer antimicrobial protection with integrated microsilver in the active+ variant. Door handles from System 115 are designed so that they can be opened with the elbow - this effectively reduces the risk of smear infection.

6. Patient room design increases hygiene

Architects, molecular biologists and physicians have collaborated to research how the design of patient rooms increases infection control. In a demonstrator, the research team incorporated the results from the studies and created a good example of a hygiene design.

The researchers found that handrails, door handles and sanitary facilities in particular are breeding grounds for pathogens, even with good cleaning intervals. This can be countered with high-quality materials, hygienic processing techniques and innovative functions.

That's why our solutions have as few connecting and joining points as possible. This reduces the accumulation of dirt and water. Washbasins have a surge edge that prevents water from standing on the silicone joint to the wall.

Product surfaces with few joints facilitate cleaning and increase hygiene. For example, the flush release and function button are flush-mounted on the hinged support rail. The components are joined in such a way that the surface is as smooth and hygienic as possible.

For components such as the toilet brush set and the toilet paper holder, stainless steel with its non-porous and therefore particularly hygienic surface has proven its worth.

7. Hygiene in kindergartens and schools

Sanitary solutions for kindergartens and schools are exposed to particular stresses and must therefore be especially robust. If possible, they should be designed to be cheerful and child-friendly. The Corona pandemic has also drawn attention to the fact that there is a lot of catching up to do in many places when it comes to hygiene and protection against infection.

The HEWI active+ range increases hygiene without anyone noticing: due to the antimicrobial surface, the number of bacteria, viruses and other germs and thus the risk of passing on pathogens is significantly reduced.


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