It is important to keep hands away from door handles. Surfaces (like a door handle) collect germs from the air and from other people's hands. Studies show that we unconsciously touch our face between 15 and 30 times every hour - transferring new germs to our mouth or eyes and into the body.
Our handle contains an antimicrobial additive (like a lot of products) these slow the reproduction of germs but have little effect on recently used door handles - the 'hands-free' therefore is the important part.
Our handle is the only one in the world to have been independently tested and to comply to building regulations (BS8424:2004 Grade 4). It passed to the highest grade for strength and durability.