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ATHMER fingerprotection

Finger protection for power operated doors

public buildings, schools, retirement houses and hospitals

Effective prevention against fingers becoming trapped between the door leaf and the frame

Automatic doors in public buildings or areas can be dangerous for those who need protection (e. g. children). It is fundamental to be able to safely open and close a power operated door in order to gurantee ist safe use.

The doors should be designed to safeguard against crushing, shearing, being hurt and drawn in during the opening and closing of the door; these potential risks must be recognised and eliminated.

Athmer finger protection systems have been preventing injuries for thirty years by effectively reduciong the risk of fingers becoming accidenally trapped in doors.

EN 16005

Safety in use - Requirements and test methods

The EN 16005 standard defines the safety requirements and test methods for power-operated doors.

EN 16005 is a harmonised European standard which applies in all CEN member states. As a result, the requirement of safeguarding the closing edges of power-operated doors applies throughout Europe. The EN 16005 standard has been in force since 2013. Before this, similar requirements were stipulated in the standard DIN 18650 for automatic door systems which was came into force in July 2006.

The following points in relation to the safety of the closing edges of doors are defined in the standard:

  • Power-operated doors designated as automatic door systems are all doors whose wings are not moved by manual or stored energy but with an external (e.g. electrical) power supply.
  • Power-operated doors must be designed so as to prevent or safeguard against crushing, shearing, knocking or draw-in hazard points during opening and closing. (EN 16005, 4.6.1)
  • Hazard points which present a risk of entrapping fingers on the secondary closing edges between the door leaf and the door frame must be prevented by the design:

1 rubber cover, 2 Rubber or fabric cover, 3 Profile construction (DIN EN 16005, Picture 3: Examples of safety measures on swing doors)

  • Safety devices on the closing edges which safeguard against a finger trapping hazard must be designed so as to safeguard hazard points on the door leaf (between the bottom and the top of the door leaf) up to a height of at least 2,000 mm above the floor surface.

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100% door split cover

Athmer finger protection®

secondary closing edge hinge side

  • reliably fabrics the gap between the door leaf and the frameeasy to clean
  • supply package including accessories
  • aluminium profiles
  • available in fixed and standard lengths
  • retrofitable


  • easy to install
  • innovative design
  • concealed clip fixing

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  • a protection system with decades of proven performance
  • compact form
  • optional model for installation on glass doors

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NR-32 UniSafe

  • 100% covering of the door gap at the door bottom
  • CLICKsystem for a quick & safe mounting / demounting
  • one DESIGN for all applications

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  • ram protection element as upgraded for hospitals or airports
  • deflection shield as additional protection for teh door



Protective profiles are ideal for safeguarding the secondary closing edge – opening face. We recommend the use of sets of individual lengths

  • suitable for outdoor use
  • can be reduced by
  • flexible choice of colours

BO-20, BO-22

protective profiles for doors with flush fit profile


for universal hinges on metal doors


Sales / Finger Protection

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