Protection for children’s fingers
To improve the safety of the small explorers in the “Maria vom guten Rat” kindergarten in Aalen-Waldhausen in South Germany, the inside doors of the childcare center with retrofitted with a finger-trap protection mechanism from Simonswerk. The “Variant V 1999 Finger Protection Set” from the hinge specialists fully meets the requirements of the German Statutory Accident Insurance as regards safety measures to eliminate points of bruising or shearing at secondary door locking edges in childcare institutions.
Retrofitting the total of 13 single or double-wing doors was an economically attractive task and was achieved swiftly using the Simonswerk system without any need to halt childcare services, much to the relief of those in charge. The hinge system with finger-trap protection is an all-rounder for use with wooden, aluminum and steel hinges in rebated or unrebated doors. After installation it functions neutrally, meaning it does not influence opening or closing the door. Moreover, the free movement of the door is not impaired by retrofitting it with the finger protection. The restrained colors (pure white or natural beech) mean the “Variant V 1999 Finger Protection Set” cuts a fine figure visually, too and with the hinge and the wooden cylinder blends homogenously with the overall setting. And not only can it be retrofitted in existing entrances but can also be stably deployed when fitting new doors. (am)