First Time Installing Finger Guards?

First Time Installing Finger GuardsLast weekend we protected 36 doors at a Childcare Network in less than four hours! It can be intimidating at first, but anyone with a drill and a few DIY skills can fully protect the open hinge area on almost any door.  We wish we offered installation services nationwide, but any handyman can do this job. Here are our top tips!

  • Read the instructions.  Guys, we apologize, we just had to say that!
  • Pick a day when children will not be in the center, or nap time.
  • Have a door stop handy.
  • If you have metal doors or kick plates: Buy extra 3/32 drill bits and bit holder set! Bonus: Have 2 drills, one with the 3/32 bit attatched and one with a regular Phillips head. You will not have to change out bits and save time.
  • If you have panic bars or push bars: Craftsman Accu-Cut scissors work great for notching custom cuts on exterior and interior fingerguards.
  • Weather stripping? Remove it on the open hinge side only (or push side).  Don’t worry about lost insulation, Fingersafe acts a draft excluder.
  • Check, double check, and triple check for screws that may have rolled under furniture, below threshold then discard out of a child’s reach.
  • Fingersafe should fold flat against the frame if your install is correct, barely visible when closed.

Call us anytime if you have questions during installation!

2017-04-20T16:21:09+00:00 March 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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“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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