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HHSRS Hazard 26 - Collision Hazards from Entrapment & Low Headroom

There is always an inherent risk of entrapment by doors and windows. However, certain features can affect that risk.

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Hazard 26 - Collision and Entrapment (also Collision Hazards from Low Headroom)

This hazard includes risks of physical injury from:

There is always an inherent risk of entrapment by doors and windows. However, certain features can affect that risk

The risk increases where doors or windows are difficult to close. Where a door closer is over-powerful a small child may not be strong enough to resist it. Doors and windows which pivot (rather than being hinged) can trap fingers or hands. Weak or broken sash cords mean that the window cannot be operated without a risk of physical injury.

Vulnerable Group: Children under 5 years (also All persons aged 16 years or over)

Defects & Justifications

Index of HHSRS Hazards

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