You already know that you must assess the risk to harm of employees, children, and visitors to your building but have you given specific thought to finger trapping in the hinge side of a door?

Whilst all doors within a building could present a trapping hazard it has been shown that the most common places for a finger trapping incident are:

Classroom doors       
 Toilet entrance doors      
 Toilet cubicle doors
 Entrance/Lobby Doors
 Corridor fire doors

Just as with gates, the type of injuries resulting from door incidents range from crushing, bruising and fractures to, at worst, amputation. Finger guards have been widely used in buildings as a means to prevent these types of injury particularly for very young children. In fact due to the vulnerability of young children and the potential severity of any injuries they could sustain it would be difficult to justify not fitting finger guards to doors in foundation and key stage one and special schools but have you considered where else they might be needed?

DATIM Supply various finger protection devices into a variety of businesses including; restaurants & cafés, family pubs, play centres, family gyms and leisure centres to name some of the sectors where finger trapping is a major concern. Often where there is a hospital incident with finger trapping there is a substantial claim against the building client far outweighing the cost of having proper finger protection. It goes without saying our best device is the DAT200 giving unparallel levels of protection and longevity.  You can’t put a price on safety for children.

Speak with our helpful team today for all the latest in finger guard protection and advice 01246 572277

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