Safety and security has always been such an important element of what we do, and with an increasing number of personal accident claims, it’s more important than ever to ensure the correct products and protection is available.
There are an estimated 30,000 accidents every year related to children trapping their fingers within doors, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA). In some cases, these accidents will require surgery in order to repair any damage caused.
“As a child, a friend of mine caught her fingers in a door at the local leisure centre and her parents were able to claim against the accident which required hospital treatment,” says Rebecca Dashfield, Marketing Manager at Reddiseals. “It’s of paramount importance that companies responsibly protect high traffic areas that children frequent, it will also protect them from potentially expensive litigation.”
A simple yet effective solution to issues like this is one of Reddiseals’ latest additions, the Kindagard Hinge Guard. Manufactured in the UK, this easy to install product is designed to protect children’s fingers from becoming trapped in doors whilst still allowing full functionality of the door. The slimline design means it’s barely noticeable once it has been fitted, simply concealing the hinges from tiny fingers.
“I personally think adding a product like Kindagard to our range is a great move. As a company, we’re always championing for window and door safety and this is something that is not just for commercial use, it could also be used domestically as well.”
Kindagard Hinge Protection products are widely used in schools, nurseries, libraries, surgeries, retail outlets and leisure centres to name just a few applications. The hinge guards are easy to clean and maintain and it ticks all the boxes with the added reassurance of ISO9001:2008 accreditation FM10371.
What’s particularly handy is the fact you don’t need any specialist tools to assemble the finger guard and they can be fitted retrospectively with ease.