Have you thought about how safe your children are while they are playing in their bedroom upstairs? It’s easy for a child to climb up to their window.
The good news is that death and injury from window falls are preventable.
To reduce the risk of falling from windows, the Building Code of Australia has implemented window regulations. All openable windows, where the floor level below the window is two metres or more above the surface level outside, must be fitted with window fall prevention safety devices or a barrier screen.
As young children are most at risk, window barriers are aimed at preventing children from accidently falling out of windows. A standard fly screen is not strong enough to prevent a child from falling out a window. Windows need to be fitted with either a device to restrict the windows opening, or a suitable barrier screen. Devices like guards, latches and locks stop the window from opening more than 12.5cm to comply. Fortunately, Wideline has designed a sensible option. If you want your windows to look and function as they were designed to do, with easy opening and allowing airflow, your best option is to have window safety screens installed.
Our SafeLine™ fall prevention safety screen has been designed with your family’s safety in mind. SafeLine®
screens allow openable windows without risking the safety of your family. The SafeLine™ window screen has a robust aluminium frame and resilient
mesh to give maximum strength and durability. SafeLine™meets all the requirements of the Building Code Australia and has been independently tested
by the Australian Window Association.
Falls occur more often in the warmer months when windows and doors to balconies are left open during the day and at night.
To prevent children from falling out of windows, we recommend that: