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Door finger guard for push side of a standard door

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

£25.00£26.00

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

Finger protectors should be mandatory in any environment.

An effective safety device to protect fingers in door hinges.

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 the front of your doors covering the hinge. The Fingersafe® MK1A completely blocks access for hands and fingers on the hinge gap area of a door. 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, covering and sealing the hinge gap completely.

Please call for technical support or more information on  01268 777733

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

 

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Description

Door finger guard for push side of a standard door

 

Fingersafe® offers no resistance or restriction to the operation and allows 180 degrees of operation.

 

It protects the full length of the door.

 

The Fingersafe® MK1A is a flexible, concertina® shaped fitting, designed to actually eject fingers from being trapped or crushed in the “push” side of doors.

 

When the door is closed the fitting is compressed but when the door is opened the fitting extends and provides a protective covering over the hinged space.

 

The concertina® piece lies flat against the frame when the door is closed for an aesthetically pleasing design. The Fingersafe® MK1A units are installed by a fixing strip which allows easy access to the hinge for maintenance.

 

The Fingersafe® MK1A is designed for interior and exterior use, it particularly suitable for use in schools, nurseries, healthcare centres, homes for the elderly or infirm as well as residential use. It is commercially specified for restaurants, fast food outlets as well as government and military buildings.

 

A two year warranty is offered on fair wear and tear, supply only. Samples may be supplied on request.

 

With thousands of reported incidents of amputated, mutilated or damaged fingers in doors per year, Fingersafe is designed specifically to prevent fingers from being damaged in the hinged part of the door.

 

Besides the cost in trauma, treatment and disability the owner/manager of the facility could be held responsible and incur litigation for personal injury.

 

Having identified a need in the market Fingersafe was developed as the original finger pinch protector guard for door hinges.

 

  • Finger protection for where the biggest part of the hinge is exposed.
  • The Fingersafe® 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.
  • The Fingersafe® MK1A finger shielder will work on rise and fall hinges.
  • Manufactured in the U.K
  • Available in a variety of colours.
  • There is a variety of RAL numbers or the nearest RAL number they colour match to.  Complementing door ironmongery. We normally suggest matching the finger guard to the door frame colour.
  • Stocked length 2032mm.
  • The Fingersafe® MK1A is a perfect door finger guard for conventional doors with standard butt hinges and is 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 accordion to gain access for hinge maintenance then refit it back on the door.
  • Bim objects available.
  • An applicable solution for heavy duty door types.
  • Specification standard anti finger trapping device.

 

The Fingersafe® MK1A standard door finger protection guard was the first ever finger protector to be invented, manufactured and brought to the market. These finger guards to prevent trapping of fingers in doors are still outstanding in quality and superior in their design after over 20 years in the market place !  A tried, tested and trusted form of anti-trapping device for hinges which shields little fingers from the dangers of the hinge gap pinch points.

 

Fingersafe® MK1A protection guard anti trapping devices are suitable for schools and businesses, removing the hazard of door hinge finger injury.

 

The Fingersafe® MK1A door guard can be fitted to fire exit doors with push bars. Push bars 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  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 drilling screws that effortlessly go through kickplates and are included.  See our fitting instructions and specs page for further details.

 

The Fingersafe® MK1A  door finger protector is also suitable for Crittal doors.

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.
  • All our products as standard are designed for high traffic areas. Our guards are the simple, safe solution to eliminate finger injuries. There is not any one door that is a bigger risk than another.  When purchasing door finger protection, please bear in mind that doors by design are different, therefore you need to fit the correct door finger pinch guard that is designed purposely for your particular door type.
  • We are often asked if our products can be stuck to door and frame? Our answer is always ‘No’ as adhesive strips cause damage to existing door and frames and are not durable for application. Doors are in constant use and door guards need to be firmly fixed to ensure they do not fail which is why Fingersafe® door hinge guards include self drilling screws for installation.
  • 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.
  • Nursery and pre-school owners are advised to check their insurance companies policy in regards to installation of finger guards and door hinge safety.
  • Prevention of door finger hinge accidents could not be easier. Buy door hinge protection.

 

Fit Fingersafe® concertinas®  for safeguarding against personal injuries in door hinges”

 

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 !

 

“Since 1992 Fingersafe®  has been closing the door on Finger injuries.”

 

Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Door finger guard for push side of a standard door

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin Pridige

    We have used Fingersafe for several projects over the years in respect of doors and other areas of our premises which has contributed greatly to making it a safe environment for children attending. Their products are excellent and are installed by their professional and friendly staff. The advice they have given us has proved invaluable. I have recommended them to numerous similar venues to ours throughout the U.K. They are a thoroughly professional and caring company who take pride in their innovative products and always go that ‘extra mile’ to satisfy customer needs and requests. We cannot recommend them highly enough !

    Colin Pridige
    Managing Director
    Metropolitan Police Chigwell Sports Club

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaun Leaning

    Fingersafe is the product to use! It genuinely offers safety and peace of mind where little fingers are concerned.
    I recently installed one of these units in a Student’s Hall of Residence with doors opening and closing around 500 times per day, so they are definitely for heavy duty purposes. I am always recommending the MK1A whenever I get called out on jobs installing locks.
    Whenever I see these installed in Schools and other places, you can tell that they treat their children with care in protecting their little hands from harm.
    I have been installing these units for quite a few years, so feel confident that they are always of top quality.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anne Clarke

    Arrived quicker than expected. Seems good quality finger guard.
    Thank for the helpful customer service!
    Anne Clarke
    Wiggles Day Care Nursery.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Robbins

    My daughter had started crawling and poking little fingers everywhere she could; there was just enough gap on the door frame for her small fingers to get trapped and if someone then closed the door even a little bit I hate to think what would have happened; we now have these on every door that she can get to and since they were installed no little fingers have been anywhere near the hinges.

    As an added bonus now that she is learning to walk these guards also act as protection from door frames when she falls over in her rush to walk around.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ola Haxhia

    We ordered, received and fitted within 24 hours. As a long standing customer of Fingersafe, I would highly recommend .
    Little Dots Nursery.
    Ola Haxhia

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Eva Hayes (verified owner)

    The safety of the children who attend the pre-school that meets on our church premises is important to us so we have fitted fingersafe strips on the doors. This gives us assurance that nasty injuries won’t occur.

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