Kindagard is a finger guard for doors that protects fingers from being trapped in the gap between the door and the door frame when the door closes
Help prevent accidents by fitting Kindagard finger protection. It is an easy and inexpensive way to protect children and other vulnerable individuals from the dangers posed by closing doors.
Suitable for domestic and commercial use, Kindagard is ideal for nurseries, schools, offices, hospitals and residential care homes.
Pre-cut length of 1.95m (suitable for standard UK doors), Kindagard fits easily in minutes with no special tools required. It is easy to clean and requires no maintenance.
Kindagard is available in white or brown, with an optional rear hinge protector.
Figures from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents state that about 30,000 children trap their fingers in doors each year and more than 1,500 of them need surgery. They recommend fitting hinge protectors such as Kindagard.
British Standard BS 7036 Part 4: Item 7.1 also recommends ‘the use of a finger protection device that either fills the finger trap or minimises the gap so as not to create a finger trap’.
Parents and Carers
Protect children in your care with door finger guards
Door finger guards are a simple, low cost, quick and easy way to eliminate the danger posed by doors. If you are a parent or carer, you’ll know just how much tiny hands like to explore every inch of the home. Fit Kindagard today!
Indoor play areas, care homes, NHS properties and similar premises benefit from implementing measures to prevent finger trapping accidents .
Attention to door safety prevents distress, or even disfigurement, from one of the most common accidents.
Schools and Nurseries
Avoid Finger Trapping in Schools and Nurseries
Head teachers take school safety very seriously as they have a responsibility to protect the children in their care from potential hazards in and around school buildings. One such hazard is unprotected door hinges and the fitting of door finger guards, such as Kindagard, can help dramatically reduce the risk almost immediately.
Accidents tend to occur in Nursery or Primary schools where younger children’s fingers have become trapped in the hinged side of doors which have not been fitted with door finger guards. Injuries can be very serious and accidents can result in finger crushing injuries and, in some severe cases, amputation. There is still a risk with older children in secondary schools although this type of injury is less frequent than with the more vulnerable younger children.
Avoid expensive litigation and the worry that an accident can cause
If you run a business you need to protect everyone from the dangers of trapped fingers, particularly in high traffic pedestrian areas. Whilst there is no specific legislation at present, if your premises fall within the scope of the Heath, Safety and Welfare Regulations, then you could be deemed negligent if reasonable safety precautions, such as fitting door finger guards, have not been taken. Don’t take the risk when there is a simple, quick and inexpensive solution available.
How to Fit Kindagard
Clean the door and the door frame thoroughly. It is essential that surfaces are clean and free of silicone or polish.
The channel, flexible cover and gap cover all have self adhesive strip on faces which attach to the door and door frame.
Before fitting you must remove the pink cover from the adhesive strip. When securing ensure adhesive is firmly pressed into place.
To fit the Kindagard® Door Hinge Safety System just follow the simple instructions below. For high pedestrian traffic areas, securing the product using panel pins or self tapping screws could be an advantage. Offer the Kindagard flexible gap cover to the door to check the length. If you need to shorten the Kindagard system heavy duty scissors are recommended.
Gap Cover Installation
Clean the door and door frame thoroughly
With door shut, secure channel into the corner of the door
Secure flexible cover to door frame using edge of channel as a guide for positioning
Open door. Line up foot on flexible cover to channel
Locate and snap foot into channel on door
Hinge Cover Installation
Secure ‘L’ shaped end to door butting up to the back of the hinge
Roll cover over the hinge and secure the ‘T’ foot to the door frame.