The FLEXOOR System substantially reduces the risk of injuries in door accidents. This chapter explains how to improve safety even further.

The following risk zones may be defined on a door:

A) Door jam zone: is the most dangerous as the door closes. The door acts as a lever creating huge trapping forces. Besides, it’s the area where most frequently accidents take place because it remains hidden. Big overlaps between the frame and the door leaf and sharp edges increase the risk of injuries.

B) Lower zone: it is dangerous, especially as the door is being opened.

C) Upper zone: though it can produce serious trappings, it is a low risk zone since it is not easy to reach. It is dangerous only as the door is being closed.

D) Lock zone: it’s a medium risk zone because - excepting door slams - the trapping forces are small. Besides it usually remains in the field of vision and it’s easy to install safety devices (stoppers) to prevent total closing.

In order to make all zones as safe as possible, it is recommended to install the FLEXOOR System and to do the following:

- To slightly round frame and door leaf edges. Or even better: to install doors with soft material edges (zones B, C y D).

- To install stoppers: low cost safety devices, which prevent total closing (zones C y D). Stoppers are kept beyond the reach of children so that only adults can close the door completely. The stoppers that keep the door wide opened also improve safety in zones A and B.

- To install the doors opening to the outside in rooms where children play (zone B).

- To install a transparent panel in the door leaf to improve visibility.

Close and open doors slowly.