Parents beware –
DOORS HAVE JAWS Amputation
Door Finger Protector® from Safety Assured™ the pioneering specialists in this area of accident prevention A responsible parent has two baby gates, yet your stairs can’t amputate your child’s fingers. But every one of your doors definitely can. Parents, childminders and school staff need to know that doors can cause very serious injuries to children’s fingers. Even a lightweight hinged door has a 16 tonne finger crushing guillotine action on the hinge side. It’s estimated there are 80,000 of these accidents every year, many result in lifelong disability. Worse still, there are several inferior, worryingly unsafe and untested door shielding devices in the market.
tried and tested safety solutions for your children in the home, crèche, school or workplace. Safety Assured offers the unique Door Finger Protector ®, for DIY installation as well as a specialist certified risk assessment and installation service. There is also the option of the Safety Assured lifetime careplan for schools, nurseries and commercial sites frequented by children and the vulnerable. There’s no damage to your doors – the device can be removed and replaced in seconds.
Make sure your children’s safety is assured Safety Assured door safety systems are safe and guaranteed to be fit for purpose. They genuinely stop the delicate and precious fingers of a child from being crushed or amputated. And they are Best Value for money. Safety Assured Accident Prevention Standards have been the benchmark for market leaders such as Tesco and McDonalds for more than a decade. Government Sure Start and New Deal schemes have also chosen to install the unique Safety Assured Door Finger Protector ® system for thousands of people in deprived inner city areas. Now you can have the same unique unobtrusive Design Council endorsed
Design Council Endorsed
Visit us at Stand A2 Free home safety-proofing prize draw at the show. No purchase necessary. Free delivery and at least 40% RRP discount for Door Finger Protector® purchases made at the Baby Show 2008.
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Childminders, nurseries and schools can be liable for finger injuries OFSTED has sadly failed to act by not including acceptable researched and safe door safety into a childminders safety criteria. Childminders should be aware that there is statutory legislation and a duty of care required of them in addition to OFSTED’s remit. A childminder can be liable if they have not eliminated the possibility of door injury risk with a suitable solution. A child (via the parent or personally before the 18th birthday) could sue you for allowing their injury. These child victims have a probably 94% chance of winning their case and receiving compensation. Even childminder insurance providers get it wrong. Premium discounts have been offered based upon inferior and worryingly unsafe and untested door shielding devices. These do not eliminate finger injury and can increase risk of fatalities because these devices can compromise doors against building regulations. Nurseries and schools can be liable if they have not proactively acted upon the dictate of the A C TA N O N V E R B A Government’s “Every Child Matters” criteria. If you are unsure what your responsibilities are, please contact us for more information. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Nov 20, 2009