When customers visit the Wideline showroom, we often find there is some confusion about when fall prevention is required for windows. What’s even worse is when people are not aware of fall prevention regulations and find that their windows are restricted when they come to open them for the first time!
Whether you or your builder are ordering your windows, it’s important that you understand the regulations in place and the options you have. That way you can make the best window protection choice for your circumstances, and instruct your builder of your choices if necessary.
Fall prevention and openable window restrictions are a requirement of the National Construction Code (NCC) which have been developed to prevent or minimise the risk a child falling through an open window. Let’s walk you through when fall prevention is required for your windows:
Wideline recommend fall prevention to be implemented by choosing our SafeLine™ fall prevention screens. SafeLine™ fall prevention screens meet the requirements of the NCC while allowing your windows to function as normal.
Without Safeline® fall prevention screens installed in these circumstances, Wideline is required by law to restrict the windows’ opening to 100mm. We believe windows should be able to operate as they were intended, allowing airflow whenever you want, without risking the safety of your family and this is exactly why Wideline developed Safeline® fall prevention screens. Take a closer look at SafeLine™fall prevention screens here.
If you want your family to be even safer, consider SecureLine® security screens used as your window fall prevention screens. SecureLine™security screens can prevent falls from windows, while also preventing intruders getting in to your windows.
In these circumstances, while the building code does not require windows to have fall prevention measures, you can choose to protect your family with fall prevention screens. Wideline’s fall prevention screens are measured and installed by a professional installer and can be fitted to your whole house. They are good at keeping everyone inside, including pets.
So consider your screen options when choosing your Wideline windows.