Fire Door Safety Week draws attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encourages building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors.
We feel that building owners should take the time to also look at door finger injury and help to prevent such injuries from occurring.
It is important that building owners especially within the food and leisure sectors understand the dangers that unshielded doors present and take the time to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of doors in their buildings.
Even where door hinge shields are installed they may be poorly installed, damaged and badly maintained and that is why throughout their service life, they should be regularly inspected.
That’s where Children’s Charter can help. We can arrange for qualified door safety experts to undertake detailed risk assessments to our own rigorous standard and give expert guidance on what to fit thereby eliminating the risk of door finger injury. Our standard goes beyond the initial risk assessment to cover the following:
- Risk assessment of doors by competent persons
- Suitably safe solutions
- Competent installation
- Certification based upon statutory requirements
- Annual survey and recertification
- Compliant maintenance