FINGERSAFE® MK1A

Door finger protection guard for push side of a standard door – MK1A

Fingersafe MK1A
Fingersafe MK1A

 

Finger protection should be mandatory in any environment.

 

A unique, inconspicuous and easy to install finger pinch protector guard for door hinges designed to prevent fingers being trapped in opening and closing doors. An essential piece of safety ironmongery constructed of high-quality UPVC to screw fix to your doors. Our door finger protectors are fitted with screws rather than glue for a more durable connection.  Hinge guards are a simple way to eliminate liability and avoid an unexpected tragedy.

 

  • Finger protection for where the biggest part of the hinge is exposed.
  • The MK1A is the world’s only proven door safety product that actually ejects fingers from the opening hinge side of a door.
  • This product will fit wood, aluminium, metal and crittal doors that have a standard type frame.  It will allow the door to open 180 degrees and  folds flat against the full length of the frame on butt hung doors to a maximum opening of 12.5cm (5in). Blending in neatly with existing door hardware.
  • Manufactured in the U.K
  • Available in a variety of colours.
  • There is also a variety of Ral number colours and nearest numbers the Ral colours matches to. Complementing door ironmongery. We normally suggest matching the finger guard to the door frame colour.
  • Stocked length 2032mm.
  • Frequently purchased with an MK1B (for the hinge pin side of the door/back of door) for complete finger protection.
  • Full installation instructions, screws and fixing strips are included.
  • High impact resistance and easily cleaned with common household cleaners.
  • Constructed of high-quality PVC.
  • This product is approved for use in any four-hour fire rated door assembly and UL classified.
  • Our door guards can be retrofitted to create a safe hinge on the door cavity gap. You can also periodically, when required very simply remove the front module to gain access for hinge maintenance then refit it back on the door.
  • Bim objects available.
  • An applicable solution for heavy door types.
  • Specification standard anti finger trapping device.

 

The MK1A door guard can be fitted to fire exit doors with push bars. Push bars are also called panic bars. They  are designed for applications where an emergency exit door is to be used by members of the public that have no prior knowledge of the device and a panic situation is likely to occur in the event of an emergency. For fitting information on fitting guards on a door with a push bar click here

 

“Quality finger pinch protector strips at an affordable price. Preferred supplier for  schools, special needs schools,  nurseries, restaurants and a multitude of other buildings used by the public. If you are looking to purchase for a clinical environment i.e hospital, dentist, doctors we advise you to take a look at our antibacterial versions”.

 

Installation

 

Simple to install and can be retrofitted to existing doors using the self tapping screws that are included.  See our fitting instructions and specs page for further details.

 

For technical support call 01268 777733

Or alternatively you can email us on safety@fingersafegb.com

 

“We are happy to be of any assistance we can”

 

Advice when looking for finger protector strips for doors:

 

Prevention of fingers being squashed in door hinges is certainly better than the possible long recovery needed following a finger or hand entrapment.

 

When purchasing door finger protection, please bear in mind that doors by design are different, therefore you should chose a product that is designed purposely for your particular door type, that the finger guard is to be installed on.

 

There is NOT a one fits all finger guard.

 

That will not work, for instance a finger guard designed for a standard everyday door could not possibly fit a UPVC door or a pivot door, the gaps and functionality are not the same.

 

Search by door type to eliminate the confusion currently in the market place.

 

At Fingersafe we still consider plastic to be the safest option to protect fingers and hands from hinge injuries. Aluminium is a very harsh metal when used as the central module of the hinge cavity. When combined with a material it is not a good choice as it could cause potential injuries.

 

With our expertise in this industry for over two decades maybe we would of manufactured alternative door finger protection by now if we considered it to be completely safe to do so.

 

Prevention of door finger hinge accidents could not be easier. Buy door hinge protection.

 

“Fit Fingersafe concertinas for safe guarding against personal injuries on hands”

 

 

Simple door hinge risk assessment:

 

To gain a greater understanding of the power forced onto hands and fingers by a closing door hinge,  simply take a pencil at arms length and carefully put the tip into the middle of the hinge gap of the door, then pull the door shut quickly. The impact is astonishing !

 

This method of demonstrating the hazard of door hinge gaps was firstly adopted by the founder of Fingersafe Group as a simple way of visually showcasing the extreme force inflicted on fingers.

 

Be Fingersafe !

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Available Colors

Black

Brown

Caramel

Cream/Ivory

Dark Blue

Dark Grey

Light Grey

Red

White

Yellow