Door Safety check for Back to School!

2021-10-05T13:06:09-04:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Door Finger Protector Checklist

As administration and facility management prepare for another school year a visual inspection of installed door pinch protectors should be on your list. Walk through every entryway your children have access to and note:

  • Are fingerguards installed covering the hinge side on the push and pull sides where a child can reach?
  • Clean all finger pinch protectors with standard cleaning solutions and a rag.
  • Open and close the door. If any pinch protection devices are unsnapped or cracked please double check that they are installed correctly. Occasionally we get calls about Fingersafe becoming unsnapped and with a quick Facetime we discover that they are installed upside down! Accordions should fold flat against the frame, NOT the door .”Teeth” that snap into the retaining plate should be face down. Do not hesitate to call us with any questions or View Instructions
  • Accordions should be snapped in tightly with three retaining screws centered top, middle, bottom on the retaining plate. Please do not use any other screws than what we provide, we are happy to mail out replacement screws if needed.
  • Make sure there are no screws on the accordion, all screws should be centered on the retaining plate panel.
  • Replacement accordions can be ordered if needed, there should be no need to replace any pull side finger shields (Mk1-Bs) or fixing strips.

All teachers should also be educated on what to do incase of a finger amputation or injury. Clean, cover, and elevate! If there is an amputation do not put the finger on ice but have cool packs, gauze, a small cooler ready and know what to do incase an E.R. visit is necessary. We have heard first hand from several parents whose children could not have their finger attached due to the time delay in seeing a doctor or a portion of the finger being left at the injury site. An unexpected door slam is a sudden, dramatic event that catches everyone off guard. Any door outfitted correctly with Fingersafe guarantees that a hinge side injury can not occur but ALL doors must be protected.

Door safety prevention? Check! Door injury preparation? Check! Now relax for a few more weeks of summer.


“We ordered the Fingersafe products after having a small child lose the tip of one of his fingers. We now have your products on every classroom door in our child care center. We love this product! The design is flawless and the safety this product provides is wonderful! The protectors were easy to install and match our doors beautifully. We had a quality committee encourage us to find a product such as this and are very pleased with our decision to go with Fingersafe USA. Thank you for creating and providing such a great product to keep our children’s fingers safe!”

Tiffany Hardy | Director, Child Care Services , Memorial Health System

“I toured a local school and saw the product in action and it really works. They said I was the first one to ever notice it! I think it’s a good marketing feature because it illustrates the dedication that a facility has to the safety of their children. I also toured several other facilities and no one had a finger injury protection product installed. What a shame! This product has to be made one of the state requirements for daycare facilities. That is a win-win scenario for everyone!”

Aki | New Jersey

“I lost part of my right index finger in a school bathroom door. I wish Fingersafe had been installed then.”

Lee Veteto | Safety Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
“We placed two of your hinge guards on two of our 325 foot passenger ferries about a year ago to see if they would hold up to the high traffic of our vessels. These doors open seven days a week, for 16 hours a day at a rate of 50 to 150 times an hour and take a beating. I see no stress or wear on the material of your Fingersafe hinge guards.”
Kenneth Nash | Cape May, New Jersey, Delaware River and Bay Authority

“It only takes one accident to get people in an uproar. It was so easy to solve the problem, we need to spread the word.”

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