Schools of the future to keep their fingers!
The Government’s publication, Standard Specifications, Layouts and Dimensions (SSLD) – Internal doorsets in schools: produced to guide the BSF programme specifies that there is a risk of fingers becoming trapped in doors in educational buildings. The publication states that this risk should be eradicated by the fitting of finger guards to all doors where feasible.
Recently in Buckinghamshire, the Buckinghamshire Local Education Authority (LEA) have issued a warning to all school supervisors via the school bulletin stating that there have been 2 serious cases of finger trapping accidents involving pupils in the last 12 months, and schools are advised to invest in anti-finger trapping devices to prevent any further claims for being made to the LEA.
Company spokesman Chris Higgins said: ‘With such a large proportion of children suffering the pain and distress of finger trapping, I am please that the Department for Children, Schools and Families has seen this risk and specified a solution in their Building Schools for the Future project. This should hopefully mean that there will be less accidents in the future.’
Upload Standard Specifications, Layouts and Dimensions (SSLD) – Internal doorsets in schools here