Safehinge: durable retrofit finger protection

Safehinge: durable retrofit finger protection

Safehinge ALUfast: Durable retrofit finger protection for existing doors

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) estimates that 30,000 children trap and seriously injure their fingers in doors every year and more than 1,500 of these will require surgery.

Preventing these accidents not only eliminates the pain for the child, but protects local authorities and building owners against costly compensation claims. These claims typically cost building owners upwards of £20,000 per incident.

Plastic hinge covers conceal the dangerous hinge area, but often have limited durability in heavy duty environments. Many local authorities report the need to replace these every 6-24 months with substantial impact on maintenance budgets.

Available from MB Doorplan*, Safehinge offers a durable, retrofit solution to existing doors by preventing fingers accessing the dangerous hinge gap when the door is opened.

ALUfast is of particular interest to Architects, Facility Managers and Health and Safety Managers in the prevention of finger trappings.

ALUfast is a completely rigid aluminum shield fixed between frame and door face. During operation, no friction is created; the product does not impact on DDA opening forces or door closer efficiency.

Made from anodised aluminum ALUfast is fit-for-purpose in severe duty environments such as schools and hospitals and is simply fixed to the existing door and frame in minutes.

The easy wipe clean surface ensures the highest hygiene standards are maintained and the non-absorbent surface helps in the combat of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).

*MB Doorplan is part of Macnaughton Blair’s Architectural Division which also consists of Lloyd Worrall in GB, Yannedis in London and MB Architectural in NI. Safehinge is available from all companies.

More information can be found in the PDF ALUfast leaflet under the “Catalogues” tab or by contacting your local branch.

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