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Strand Finger Protection: Quality That’s Guaranteed

  • 6 Dec 2023

Good enough to last a lifetime… it’s not often that we hear those words but Strand Hardware is so confident with the quality of its finger protection that the market leading FP200 comes with a lifetime guarantee (subject to terms and conditions).

Strand Hardware has been the UK distributor for Athmer finger protection for over 30 years. It’s the original roller blind finger guard considered by many to be the best.

Why? It’s tried and tested – the jewel in the crown of finger protection which meets bespoke needs including various sizes and finishes. Strand Hardware’s extended range features six products that fit most types of doors: manual and automatic, external and internal, single and double action, including those made from different materials; timber, aluminium, PVC-u or glass.

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Finger protection is an essential safety requirement across a variety of environments including public buildings, especially those used by children and vulnerable adults. From hospitality and leisure, to retail, education and health premises, there’s a duty of care to assess risk and apply safety measures to prevent needless accidents.

Statistics

Definitive statistics on the number of annual finger crush incidents which occur in the UK are difficult to determine. Many go unreported but they contribute to one of the most frequent workplace injuries. It’s also been identified that between 30,000 and 50,000 finger crush incidents per year involve children.

Many require hospital treatment and some result in partial amputation of fingers or permanent nerve damage. Fitting finger guards on the hinge-side of doors prevents fingers being accidentally trapped. Health and safety experts recommend fitting finger protection and door stops to help prevent accidents.

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Most of Strand Hardware‘s roller blind system devices incorporate a strong flame retardant fabric which extends or retracts under tension to cover the gap between the door and the frame. All of it’s products have an easy-clean aluminium housing and many are tested to 1,000,000 operations and comply with EN16005, EN16654, BS8613 and the German Safety Mark. Aesthetics are important in any built environment, which is why Strand Hardware’s finger protection devices provide the ideal finishing touch.

Most are available in standard finishes – Satin Anodised Aluminium (SAA), White (RAL 9016) or Dark Bronze Anodised (DBA) but other RAL colours and anodised finishes are available as a special to order item. This means that Strand Hardware’s finger protection sits in complete harmony with its environment– it doesn’t have to stand out like a sore thumb to prevent one!

Most of us will have been through the doors of a popular fast food chain or high street store – companies that have been using them for many years – and probably never noticed them. And yet, they are fixed to entrances and fitting rooms, powder coated to colour match their frames – hidden in plain sight.

For more information contact, [email protected] or call: 01922 639111

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