According to Kidsafe NSW, one child falls from a house window or balcony every week in Australia, with children aged one to five years old most at risk. Sadly, many falls result in serious injury and occasionally death. The main ways that kids fall out windows:
- Kids climbing on furniture and pushing out insect screens or opening a window
- One sibling pushing another
- Kids jumping on a bed near an open window
- Kids sitting on a window sill, reading or looking out, or simply losing balance
In 2016 a new building code came into effect that resulted in greater safety for children in all new homes. This code has resulted in almost all two storey or higher homes having window opening restrictors installed in all bedroom windows with a fall height over 2 metres. With an increasing number of people living in multi-storey houses and apartment blocks, parents now need to be extra vigilant to ensure their own children are not at risk of falling. The building code requirements were implemented in the National Construction Code regarding child safety, specifically windows in bedrooms and childcare centres. The new code states that where the fall height from floor to ground is 2m or greater the window needs to be fitted with a device or screen that cannot open greater than 125mm, more specifically allow a 125mm sphere pass through the window opening. It must also resist the force of 25kgs. Any fitted screen must be able to withhold 25kg of pressure in three different points.
The good news is that if you currently have window opening restrictors, Gold Coast Security Screens can remove these and install Safety/ Barrier/Security screens instead. This will allow you to fully open your windows giving you maximum ventilation, safety and compliance with the building code regulations all at the same time. Our Secureview and Diamond Grille aluminium window security screens all comply as a Safety screen/ Fallsafe/ Kidsafe window screens and can be used to replace all types of window restrictors. Our Secureview window security screens not only prevent your children from falling out windows but also offer the best form of security for your home …..Sleep well at night with your windows open! They also provide an unobstructed view allowing the natural feel and look of your home. We have a window security screen system to fit all window types, of all shapes and sizes throughout the Gold Coast. Our window security screens are custom made and available in a wide range of colours. Our window security screens are fitted to your property with authorised security screws only available to limited security installers.
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