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Keeping A Finger on Safety for 2013

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New Years Resolutions - from weight loss, lifestyle changes, new jobs, new attitudes... It's commonly known that a large percent of New Years Resolutions start to dwindle after a short while.
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Fire Safety at Christmas Time

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It's sad to hear that so early into the Christmas season, there have been a number of fire-related incidents involving young children.



When safety-...

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A Crowded House!

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Christmas can be hectic for those with a jam-packed social schedule.  There's the nearest and dearest over for lunch on Christmas Day, Boxing Day leftovers with friends (and half the neighbourh...

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Safety At Home This Christmas

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Christmas can be an exciting time for little ones, and having them home every day during the holidays can take it's toll on parents needing to keep a close eye on them at all times!
Plann...

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Just Because You Have Them, Doesn't Mean They're Safe!

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With more and more homes, nurseries and workplaces taking action against the thousands of injuries sustained each year (and innovative folk like us offering safety devices to prevent them!) it boggle...

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Are Your Doors At Risk?

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When considering the safety of little fingers, it's not always possible to simply keep them away from the dangers. After all, we all have to use doorways! So it's importan...

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Who Has Their Finger On Safety?

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With hundreds of finger-trapping incidents occurring every year, it's surprising that more establishments are not taking preventative measures against injuries.
 
So we ask, w...

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Finger Safety At Home

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Finger trapping incidents have caused traumatic injuries to thousands of children - more commonly toddlers aged between 6 months to 3 years though children as old as 15 have also been...

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Survey Reveals Parents Too Stressed To Consider Safety

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The Child Accident Prevention Trust has discovered that stressed and busy parents are finding it hard to take time to protect their children from preventable accidents.
The research s...

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Finger-Trapping In Top 10 Most Common Child Accidents

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Unfortunately, when it comes to looking after children, we don’t always have eyes in the back of our heads.  In a recent survey, 40 per cent of parents admitted to their children having ...

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The Dangers of DIY Door Guards

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With living costs continuing to prompt us to be extra careful with our cash, naturally many families are keeping a close eye on the finances when it comes to buying items for the home.
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Childminder Witnesses Finger-Trapping Amputation

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This week we spoke to a professional Childminder following a horrific incident as a child in her care suffered significant injuries after trapping her finger in a door.

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Low Price = Low Quality. Don’t get caught!...

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As with most products bought for a cheap price, this can often mean low quality.  When it comes to safety measures, quality should take precedence over anything else.  Worn, poorly fitted ...

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Too Little Too Late!

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In the past few weeks, we’ve been horrified to see news stories of children as young as 18 months falling from open windows. 
Whilst of course during the warm weather, windows...

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Famous Finger-Trappers!

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It seems even those who have people to open doors for them still experience a painful finger-trapping! MP David Blunkett David Blunkett severely broke his finger after trying to protect his ...

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Happy Hands On Holiday!

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Off on a family holiday this summer?
Many parents won't think about taking safety measures abroad, but holidays can be a common time for accidents.
There are a few good reas...

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Hospital Studies Finger Injury Causes...

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The Accident & Emergency department of Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow carried out a study on 283 children aged less than 14 years who came to the hospital with finger injuries during ...

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Fire Door Safety

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A fire incident is one of the most traumatising experiences there are.  It requires quick thinking, the ability to remain calm and, in schools, nurseries and organisations, adhering to emergenc...

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Child Safety Week... Small Steps to Safety

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Child Safety Week began on Monday, organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).  This annual campaign sets out to raise awareness of the accidents that seriously injure childr...

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Prevention is Better Than Cure

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Finger-trapping incidents can cause a number of injuries – some much more   serious than a cut or bruise.    If not treated quickly, serious finger injuries can lead to permane...

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School Premises Liability - Are You Up To Date?

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There are a growing number of legal cases arising out of some school's failure to keep children safe while on school property. Under the theory of "premises liability" , occupiers and owners of land...

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Are Schools Liable For Finger Trapping Incidents?

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Over 500,000 children get their fingers trapped and injured in a door each year in UK schools.
 
Here are the headline figures – plus some background information on what ...

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Finger Trapping... Easily Done, Easily Prevented!

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Children can suffer serious injuries when fingers are caught in doorways.  This could be between a door and the frame, near the handle, behind the door or on the hinge side - anywhere little han...

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The Most Common Areas For Finger Trapping Incidents

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It's well known that children suffer extremely distressing finger-trapping accidents when near  un-childproofed doorways. 
 
However it's not always a case of getting...

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Case Study | 3 Year Old Ellis In Surgery After Finger Trapping

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Today we spoke with Mat Rees, who is currently preparing his three year-old son for surgery following an incident whereby his thumb was trapped in a door hinge.
 
Ellis Rees wa...

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Finger Trapping - What To Do In An Emergency

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Finger-trapping can be a distressing incident for both the one who's injured, and those coming to their rescue.  If you or someone else severs a finger in an accident in a door you'll need ...

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Installing Your Finger Guard Devices

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So you've made the decision to consider the potential hazards to children caused by doors, and have purchased a range of safety measures to prevent incidents of this nature.  However when the bo...

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The Cost Of Finger Trapping

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As a company that specialises in providing finger safety products, we speak to a lot of people who have witnessed finger-trapping accidents take place, whether it be in a school, nursery, leisure c...

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Finger Trapping... The Facts & Figures

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A look at the facts and figures surrounding finger-trapping injuries caused by doors and door frames...
 
 
 
 
28,000
The nu...

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How Safe Are Your Existing Doorway Finger Guards?

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Over the past 10 years, along with a rise in finger-trapping accidents in schools has inevitably come an increased propensity to lodge compensation claims. In terms of preventative measures, many ...

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Fingershield Products Guaranteed For 10 Years

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At Fingershield, we pride ourselves on the durability and reliability of our products.  Each of our products have been rigorously tested to ensure they are effective, durable and can offer the...

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