Williams Refrigeration has introduced a foot-operated door opener that is compatible with its modular coldrooms. It allows staff to enter the room without having to touch the door with their hands and Williams believes it to be the first of its kind for coldroom applications.
Constructed from stainless steel, operators step on the pedal, which operates a lever to open the door to the coldroom. The system incorporates a clip that holds the door latch open, so that the handle doesn’t need to be touched at all.
The new unit does not affect the thermal integrity of the coldroom and by reducing touch points it helps to meet the heightened hygiene standards that are an important part of the response to the covid-19 pandemic.
“The new foot-operated opener is going to make life easier for staff, and help them maintain stringent hygiene standards,” says Malcolm Harling, Sales and Marketing Director of Williams. “The fact that it can be retro-fitted to existing Williams coldrooms is an important benefit, too.”