Each year, around 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Many suffer serious injuries. Sometimes these falls are fatal.
There are a number of simple, commonsense steps you can take to reduce this risk. For example locks or guards can be fitted to windows so that they cannot be opened more than 12.5cm, except by an adult.
The NSW tenancy laws require landlords to provide and maintain locks and security devices to make the premises reasonably secure. Landlords cannot unreasonably refuse permission for tenants to make minor changes to rental premises, such as installing child safety window locks.
The laws apply to openable windows more than 2m above the ground floor outside and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7m above the inside floor) – see the diagram below.
Services we offer regarding window and balcony safety devices are as follows:
The key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home and to surviving a house fire is being prepared.
Get in touch with Statewide Compliance and see how we can help with your window and fire safety needs.