Inia Glasson has been busy making Handy Stands during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Warren Lynam
Inia Glasson has been busy making Handy Stands during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Warren Lynam

‘Our health is in your hands’: Invention fights virus

A HANDY invention created by a Sunshine Coast builder has taken off during the virus pandemic as sanitisation becomes more crucial than ever.

With work slowing for Inia Glasson and his employees, the Coast father decided to brainstorm a way of keeping them all busy.

That was when Handy Stands was born.

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"I was just trying to think outside the square of something else I could do to keep my boys in work, and came up with a hand sanitiser idea," he said.

"Now we're mass producing them and sending them all around Australia, really."

Created particularly for businesses, the stands easily dispense hand sanitiser into customers' hands before they enter the shop.

Handy Stands have taken off during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Warren Lynam
Handy Stands have taken off during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Warren Lynam

Mr Glasson said it would help streamline the process as hand sanitisation becomes apart of daily life.

"People have got little sanitiser bottles up on their counter or something like that, but I think it's important to get them before they come in the door or at the door so both the customers and staff know people are sanitising," he said.

"Labour is probably most expensive, so if you can replace that with a stand at the front of your shop I think it's going to be beneficial."

With businesses currently doing it tough, Mr Glasson said it was important to him to make the product affordable for all.

"I've really tried to keep the price down to make it economical for everyone," he said.

"I did actually have a lot higher prices on them to begin with but I've brought them down so it makes it a bit more affordable.

"I'm really keen on it being all Australian-made and keeping local businesses in work."



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