Sensory Mirrors Consider These Things Product Advice – considerations for your risk analysis
Lifetime Education Sensory Mirrors; safety first! Plastic mirrors are for children’s settings where heavy glass mirrors are completely unsuitable. Our mirrors are cut/moulded from tough plastics specially selected for all round performance including: optical quality, hammer tough non-shatter resistance to impact, absence of sharp edges and ease of cleaning. Their slim profile (approx 1.5-2mm) means lightness so they won’t injure if they are dropped or fall. Our soft foam filled frames add to safety. They are made using our own high quality, UK made “eco-Play” coated fabrics which are not only non toxic to EN71 but also phthalate, formamide and formaldehyde free, anti-bacterial, waterproof, and fire retardant. The carefully positioned seams, sewn with a strong nylon thread, are not vulnerable to splits. Products meet: EN71, BS7176 Contract Furniture (Low Hazard) Cigarette & Match. Foam fillings UK made, CFC free, fire retardant to Parts 1 and 2 BS5852 Furniture and Furnishing (fire safety) crib 5 .
CARE AND CLEANING: For best cleaning results wipe clean with non-abrasive proprietary household cleaners or dilute bleach solutions, thoroughly dry. Do not use abrasive creams or ammonia based cleaners as these will seriously damage your mirror. SELECTING A LOCATION FOR YOUR MIRROR: PERFORM A RISK ASSESSMENT WITH A SUITABLY QUALIFIED PERSON ALWAYS SUPERVISE PLAY & LOCATE WHERE CHILDREN WILL NOT BE AT RISK FROM TRIP HAZARDS, ROUGH/SHARP OBJECTS OR HAZARDOUS FALLS E.G. DOORS, RADIATORS, CORNERS OF WALLS, WINDOWS, STAIRS/STEPS, PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC, MACHINERY, CLEANING/OFFICE/FIRE EQUIPMENT, FURNITURE. *DAMAGED MIRRORS SHOULD BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY. NOTE THE HAZARDS POSED BY REFLECTED SUNLIGHT: We would remind you that strong light reflected on polished/mirrored surfaces can dazzle and damage eyes, in certain circumstances it can also provide an ignition source, burning skin or combustible materials. For this reason among others we limit our recommendations on the use of mirrors outdoors and do not extend the guarantee to outdoor use.
WALL MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS: TWO STYLES OF MIRROR, 1) SOFT FRAMED MIRRORS (WOOD BACKBOARD); 2) UNFRAMED MIRRORS;
These mirrors must be mounted on the wall. Mirrors are supplied with protective transit film on the front. Remove to reveal mirror. Completely remove film temporarily before mounting and check mirrored surface is intact, replace temporarily for protection during wall mounting. ADHESIVE PRODUCTS MAY DAMAGE PLASTER OR PAPER WALL COVERINGS ETC. ESPECIALLY ON REMOVAL. SELF ADHESIVE FIXINGS WILL NOT WORK WELL IN DAMP/OUTDOOR CONDITIONS. USE SCREWS OR BRANDED ADHESIVE PRODUCTS LIKE “NO MORE NAILS”. IF NOT WALL MOUNTED, DAMAGE/BREAKS CAUSED BY CONSTANT BENDING OR CRUSHING ARE NOT COVERED BY THE GURANTEE.
1). INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOFT FRAMED MIRRORS (WOOD BACKBOARD): IN USE: DO NOT PULL ON THE FRAME: PLACE AT A HEIGHT FROM THE FLOOR SUCH THAT CHILDREN DO NOT HANG OFF OR PULL ON THE FRAME. SEVERE PULLING OF THE FRAME MAY RESULT IN THE FRAME BEING DETACHED FROM THE WOODEN BACK BOARD.
ONLY FOR USE INDOORS, NOT FOR OUTDOOR USE. TO FIX:- a) Apply adhesive directly onto the backboard (e.g. No More Nails – not supplied) and mount on a wall. Or b) Use Brass Wall Plates (supplied with small backboard screws) (Wall fixings not supplied.)
2). INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNFRAMED MIRRORS (NO BACKBOARD) INDOOR & OUTDOOR USE: Indoor Use: mount onto wall with sticky pad fixings (you may need to supplement the supply provided). Alternative methods; i) double sided tape (not supplied); ii) adhesive (e.g. No More Nails – not supplied); iii) wall screws (not supplied – drill mirror and fix with proprietary mirror fixing kits available from DIY outlets.) Decorative stickers where supplied are for indoor use only.
Outdoor use: The adhesive on the decorative stickers is not suitable for outdoor use. Mirrors are reasonably resistant to the weather, longevity is circumstance and location dependent, more sheltered spots are preferable, salt water, strong winds, extremes of temperature will shorten the useful outdoor life, the plastic may warp with hot and cold temperatures. BEWARE! MIRRORS OUTSIDE MAY DAZZLE AND SO CAUSE A HAZARD ALWAYS DO A RISK ASSEMENT FIRST. Either i) Mount mirrors directly onto the wall or waterproof board with adhesive (e.g. No More Nails – not supplied); or ii) with wall screws (not supplied) i.e. drill mirror and fix with proprietary mirror fixing kits available from DIY outlets).