Why Should You Install Child-Safety Locks?
In 2013, regulators made amendments were to the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996. These amendments require property owners to restrict window openings to 12.5 cm on windows that are less than 1.7 meters above the floor or more than 2 meters from the ground outside the window. These restrictors are required to withstand more than 250 newtons of force.
The Strata amendment came in response to several accidents that involved young children falling out of windows. These accidents typically take place at home, during warm weather, when windows get left open to aerate your house. Young children, ages 5 and younger, are not yet able to sense danger and can be seriously injured if they lean out of an open window.
In the case of an accident, the property owner is held responsible. As of 2018, property owners are subject to fines if the windows on their home are not compliant with these codes. If you’re not sure whether your windows are entirely restricted, talk to us today. In general, we also recommend that you keep furniture away from the windows if you have small children at home. A curious child can climb onto furniture to lean out of a window, even if the window height is in line with regulations.
Why Do We Use Remsafe Products?
We use Remsafe window restrictors and child-safety locks because they meet our maximal quality standards and comply with all Australian safety codes. We also like to support our communities, and Remsafe is an Australian-owned company whose products get designed locally.
Are You Looking for Window Restrictors or Child-Safety Locks?
What’s more, Remsafe locks are less noticeable than many other options. They come in a variety of styles so we can help find something for any window. Click here to view our products, where you can peruse our range of Remsafe window restrictors for all windows, including sliding windows and more. You might also choose a permanent window restrictor that fits inside the window track. Whatever your window-lock needs for your home in Sydney, we can help! Contact us today!
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