Finger protector added to
At a nursery in Dundee, Style had been awarded a service contract to service and maintain a folding wall with a pass door that enabled staff to quickly divide a play area into two separate rooms when required.
The folding wall hadn’t originally been installed by Style, however in order to ensure the continued smooth operation of the folding wall, and protect the nursery’s investment in its flexible space, Style had been commissioned to service it at regular intervals.
The routine servicing of any moveable, folding or partitioning wall is essential as it minimises the chance of any minor issues escalating into more expensive repairs, and it also ensures its ongoing compliance with Health and Safety Legislation as well as its acoustic integrity.
During the first routine servicing visit, Style’s technicians raised their concerns about small children potentially trapping their fingers in the door, advising that a finger protector hinge cover should have been added.
These protectors add an additional level of safety to the folding wall and the nursery staff decided that it would be an important enhancement to avoid any chance of the children putting their fingers into the door hinges.
“For nurseries and primary schools where young children are running around and playing, their safety is, of course, of paramount importance,” said Angela McGowan, sales and service manager at Style Scotland.
“Additional safety measures, such as the finger protector hinge cover, can therefore be added and it’s a very simple process to retro-fit these to existing pass doors on moveable, folding and partitioning walls.
“Our technicians therefore added it while on site, much to the delight of the nursery staff.”
Style is the UK’s leading moveable wall specialist offering a full installation and aftercare solution. With four regional offices in the South, Midlands, North and Scotland, Style offers complete UK-wide coverage via its service and repairs division.
“Thanks to our four offices being evenly spaced across the UK, we’re on hand to offer local support for routine servicing or emergency repairs, wherever you are located,” said Angela.
“We also work across a wide range of market sectors, including corporate, education, hotels, hospitality, local authority, retail, healthcare, religion and sports venues.
“All of our engineers are fully employed and health and safety trained, including CSCS, PASMA, asbestos awareness, manual handling and risk assessments – and our training programmes for our engineers are CITB approved.”