Perfect for new builds and major refurbishments, our discreet integral finger guard offers complete safety and unrivalled durability.
Our integral finger guard – Alumax – designs out the problem of trapped fingers by using a rounded heel to eliminate the gap between door and frame. As the door opens and shuts, this gap remains constant at just 2mm – too small for fingers to get in harm’s way.
Once fitted, it will last the lifetime of the door, removing the need for regular replacements and saving between £500 and £1,000 per door over 25 years compared to plastic.
Lasts the lifetime of the door
Once installed, Alumax will last the lifetime of the door, removing the need for replacements. This can save £500-£1,000 over the door’s life, compared to plastic finger guards.
Designs out the problem
Our integral finger guard reduces the risk of trapped fingers by removing the dangerous gap between door and frame. The clever design means there’s less opportunity for wandering fingers to become trapped. It’s the perfect example of prevention being the best way to protect against accidents.
Blends in seamlessly
Available in a range of finishes, including timber finish and RAL colour, it’s almost invisible to the eye and fits seamlessly into any environment.
The pivot hinge allows onsite adjustment to speed up installation.
This adjustability is both vertical and lateral, so you can set both desired floor clearance and fine-tune the finger-safe gap.
The concentric curved profile and pivot point of our integral finger guard mean the frame sits almost at a tangent to the door. This allows it to open and close without the edge moving relative to the frame – creating a constant 2mm finger-safe gap.
Patent protected (GB1902103, FR1902103, DE602006020281.4)
We chose aluminium because it’s easy to clean. So it’s perfect for keeping restaurant toilets safe and hygienic
The robust aluminium profile can withstand bumps and bashes from trolleys and wheelchairs – making it perfect for special education needs schools and hospitals
In healthcare environments, doors are often subject to extreme damage by trolleys. Alumax’s aluminium profile can be replaced in minutes.
As the first attempt at finger safety, plastic guards covered the gap between the door and frame. In some situations, like the home, they’re safe and do the job. However, in high traffic areas, like schools, hospitals, restaurants and retail environments, they’re simply not durable enough.
They crack and split
Although cheap, plastic finger guards aren’t built to last. Typically, after between six months and two years of normal use in schools, GPs, restaurants or swimming pools, they split and need replacing. And once broken, the original danger is exposed, putting fingers at risk.
A maintenance liability
The real cost of a plastic finger guard is anything but cheap. Taken over the typical 25-year lifespan of a school, replacing them costs between £500 and £1,000 per door, making them the most expensive option.
Plastic guards can be unsightly and rarely blend in with the environment. If the interior finish and doors have been carefully planned – perhaps in colourful laminate or attractive veneer – the finger guard should be just as aesthetically pleasing.
The single roller blind uses fabric tension to resist fingers pushing into the gap. And when you consider the cost of hinges, the roller blind finger guard, and the fitting, the cost is similar to our integral finger guard – which designs out the problem, offering superior safety and aesthetics.
Just hides gap
Unlike our clever designs, roller blind finger guards use fabric tension to create resistance and prevent trapped fingers. This is mostly effective but it’s not foolproof.
Affects opening force
The fabric tension resistance can make it challenging to comply with Approved Document M and BS 8300 (Opening Force for a Door).
A costly compromise
Roller blinds cost around the same as our Alumax integral finger guard — yet compromise on aesthetics. And if cost is an issue, our retrofit finger guard makes the perfect alternative. It’s durable and doesn’t impact the opening force.
Flexible rubber hinge covers were developed to address the durability issues of plastic finger guards. Hard wearing and tough, they cover the complete gap, however fingers can still become trapped.
Doesn’t solve the problem
Rubber guards merely cover the gap between the door and frame. The rubber cover is rarely taut enough to prevent the guard being pushed into the hinge gap. This leaves open the possibility of fingers wandering into the gap and being trapped in a closing door.
Concertina-like rubber hinge covers are made from a material not usually used on doors. Even in the closed position, customers comment they’re eyecatching and impact the overall aesthetic.
Gathers dust and grime
The soft rubber surface attracts dust and is hard to clean. The folds also gather grime, which can become a hiding place for bacteria.
BIM models, technical manuals, DWG and specification advice for our integral, finger-ejecting and extreme duty finger guards.
You made us the industry standard for durable finger guards. Engineered to last in high traffic environments they are designed to meet each of your project and budget needs.
We're the market leader for durable finger guards, used by more than 70% of Local Education Authorities – setting the industry standard for finger protection.
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