Do you own a property dealing with children or older adults, like a school or a
hospital? If you do, then you must ensure their safety around doors. Studies show
that door-related injuries at home or school could lead to amputation and life-long
Kids like to explore the world around them and discover new things. It is all a
critical part of their overall development. But are you, as a business owner,
adequately aware of all the potential risks around your property? One area that's
often overlooked regarding safety is closing doors. Around 30,000 finger
entrapment injuries involve doorways every year, and more than 1,500 have
The hinge side of the door, self-shutting fire safety doors, and car doors are the
three top causes of hand and finger entrapment injuries in the UK.
Kids who suffer finger injuries from doors may experience long-lasting pain. It's
also worth keeping in mind that kids under five tend to suffer the highest number
of door-related injuries that result in amputation.
Injuries to hands and fingers can profoundly impact everyday tasks like eating food
or getting dressed. The more severe your injury, the more significant impact it will
have on your life. The potential for finger injury is a critical cause of concern that
you must pay special attention to if you don't want any legal troubles.
Finger Injuries Can Be Serious.
Studies on the topic show that most finger-related injuries that result in severe
issues are from the hinge side of the door. Imagine a child gripping the hinge side
or their fingers are between the door and its frame and the door is pushed closed
by air. You can easily understand the risk of an excruciating and severe injury. So,
what precautions can you take?
In case of a high-traffic area like the school corridor or common room, you can
consider removing the door and adding a free-flow PVC curtain. It will help you
mitigate any concerns regarding door-related injuries. However, there are better