FCA Brampton Assembly Hands-Free Hand Sanitizing Station
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FCA Canada’s Brampton Assembly Plant (BAP) designed hands-free hand sanitizing stations that will be rolled out at other FCA plants.
While working on safe restart protocols for at the plant, the pump tops on over 100 bottles of hand sanitizer throughout the facility became a contamination and cleanliness concern. With over 3,000 employees, many hands touch one spot repeatedly.
As a result, Jeff Langlet, Manager of Plant Facilities and Engineering at BAP sketched his basic vision for a touchless pump on a whiteboard and handed it off to the plant’s engineers and millwrights to refine and develop.
“The end result is way better in every way,” said Langlet, giving credit to millwright Nic Dimaandal. “He stayed up late at night. He said he couldn’t sleep as his mind worked to figure out the right design solution.”
The Brampton Facilities Skilled Trades Team constructed the dispenser with available and inexpensive materials. The sanitizer bottle is housed in a wall-mounted wooden box. The pump handle is actuated by a formed steel arm fastened to the wall. It runs behind the box, down the wall to a diamond-plate foot pedal. Press the pedal and the sanitizer is dispensed, hands-free.