Welcome to Fingershield East

Fingershield™ East are the official suppliers of Fingershield™ in the North East of the UK. The award-winning brand has been preventing finger-trapping accidents around the world since 1999.

For over 19 years, it’s been the Fingershield™ mission to ensure the number of accidents involving children trapping their fingers in doors falls and to also protect our customers from litigation.

Fingershield™ Door Finger Guards

According to RoSPA, over 40,000 fingertrapping incidents occur in the UK each year, resulting in millions of pounds in compensation claims.

Rearshield™ Door Hinge Protector

Although the risk of a finger-trapping  accident occurring at the back of the door is considered minimal, in a childcare setting the probability of an accident still exists. Unfortunately, this has often proved to be the case.

Happy Hands Finger-Trapping Prevention

Happy Hands are innovative and colourful door stoppers, which prevents finger-trapping accidents from occurring on the handle side of doors when they are pulled, blown or slammed shut.

Finger Trapping Accidents

  • Finger-trapping accidents are not only painful and distressing for the victim but are also traumatic for those who witness the accident and have to provide
    aftercare for the child.
  • With an ever escalating compensation culture, there have been many reported incidents of personal injury claims being lodged by the victims of finger-trapping accidents.

Finger Trapping

  • According to the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the value of the average finger-trapping claim in public places is £10,500.
  • Many of these incidents are entirely preventable if only the right precautions are taken.

Freddy´s Finger-Trapping Facts & Figures

The number of children under the age of 15 who visit A&E units in the UK every year with injuries to their fingers and thumbs from doors and door frames.

The GBP value of the average finger-trapping claim in public places.


The percentage of finger-trapping accidents each year involving children under 5.

*Source: DTI Report from HASS (the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System)

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