Falls from windows are a major cause of fatal accidents all over the world, especially in urban areas. The majority of these tragedies can unfortunately be avoided by simply taking a few precautionary measures; window restrictors are the ideal solution for avoiding such problems.
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However, injuries increase during this period, it is therefore important to take special precautions during the festive season, to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
How Important Is It To Have Window Restrictors?
Windows that are left open, especially those above the ground floor can be fatal. Even more so for young, unsupervised children as well as vulnerable adults. Window restrictors are widely used in hospitals, care homes, nurseries and educational establishments to provide much needed ventilation with security.
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Locations That Require Window Restrictors
All public organisations have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment. During any new project build, windows are always of key consideration during the architectural planning. They are expected to meet numerous objectives including lighting, security, aesthetics, emergency exits and more. Some establishments require additional consideration regarding the intended purpose of the building and its occupants, in these cases window restrictors are often incorporated into the plans. The following locations require window restrictors:
Jackloc design and manufacture award winning cable window restrictors, products specifically developed to reduce the risk of falls from windows.
Our products can be fitted to all conventional windows as well as the majority of other styles of windows and doors, including uPVC, wood, aluminium, steel and other composite materials.
Window and balcony safety is paramount to all homes and service buildings, including hotels and the workplace. The risks of unintentional falls should not be underestimated, findings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) state that, "Each year an estimated 424,000 individuals die from falls globally", and it must be understood a fall is defined as a person coming to rest at a lower level that could be falling from ladders, window cill or balcony. Age and other factors influence the likelihood of falls from windows and balconies. Serious falls can either be fatal or lead to serious head injuries resulting in brain damage and mental impairment causing life-long disabilities.
3rd April – 9th April 2016 was National Window Safety Week in the United States, however, its important safety messages are beneficial worldwide. Poor window safety results in deaths around the world.
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