ZEROplus announce successful new fire testing for their entire Finprotect Plus range 

Leading door hardware supplier, ZEROplus have recently achieved BS EN 1634-1:2014 for their entire Finprotect Plus range.

The new fire rating for the Finprotect Plus finger protection guards means they successfully provide an impressive fire integrity of up to 240 minutes on previously tested steel-based doorsets and up to 120 minutes on timber-based doorsets. The entire range also provides fire protection regardless of the exposure direction. 

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a staggering 30,000 people trap and seriously crush their fingers in doors every year. And many of these people, particularly children, will require surgery. 

“Painful finger-trapping accidents are far more common than you might think,” explains Mark Lockley, managing director of ZEROplus. “Although many of these incidents happen in environments catering to children, older people and those with additional needs, a serious finger-crushing accident can happen to anyone. And every door presents a potential risk.

“To eliminate this risk, finger protection strips should be fitted to the hanging side of doors. Particularly in public buildings such as residential homes, schools, nurseries, leisure centres and libraries, having finger protection strips fitted to doors is essential to prevent painful finger injuries.”

The Finprotect Plus range of door finger protection strips are quick and easy to install and will continue to prevent injury year after year. They’ll help you meet your building’s health and safety requirements, avoid severe injuries and protect employees, residents and visitors. As the complete Finprotect Plus range is now fire-rated to BS EN 1634-1:2014, they can also be installed on fire-rated doors.  

“As with any hardware fitted to a fire door, finger protection strips must be as fire-rated as the door,” adds Mark. “To comply with current fire safety regulations, any finger protection strips installed should have undergone independent third-party testing to standards such as BS EN 1634-1:2014. This European standard ensures that your finger protection guards meet the required fire resistance level.”

Along with their impressive fire rating, the Finprotect Plus range is fully tested to class 2 of BS 8613:2017, meaning the finger protection strips successfully prevent fingers from entering the gap between the doors and frame when force is used. Tested to one million cycles, the Finprotect Plus range is available in three different profiles to suit hinged doors and double action doors on floor springs, suits both internal and external doors and has a totally concealed fixing. 

To learn more about Finprotect Plus and the extensive range of fire-rated door hardware products from ZEROplus, please visit zeroplus.co.uk or call 01785 282 910.  

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