A leading Leicestershire company has created a new retro-look window lock to combine safety with style. Jackloc-clear3 Jackloc, which exports its unique window and door restrictors all over the world, has come up with the new transparent design to fit in with the modern trend for a more stripped-down, utilitarian look to fixtures and fittings.
The award-winning Jackloc company, which supplies a unique safety product that limits window openings, is celebrating its 10th birthday with its best ever sales figures and a growing export market. The Jackloc window and door restrictors reduce the risk of falls from windows as well as intruder entries by restricting their opening through a flexible cable attachment, and more than 500,000 units been sold to places as far as Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Australia.
Whilst potentially not the first thing you think of when considering health and safety within a building, window restrictors in fact have a highly important role to play. From schools to care homes and hotels to commercial establishments, window restrictors eliminate the risk of accidents arising due to windows opening too far, and therefore make sure the health and safety of all those in the vicinity isn’t compromised.
Our most recent news update outlined the newly released HTM 55 Health and Safety Alert, a serious warning that instructs all healthcare organisations to make sure they have taken the correct measures to reassess their properties and ensure there is minimal fall danger throughout the facilities.
Commercial premises are always required to keep up to certain health and safety standards. Rightfully so, the list is rigorous and is designed to protect the regular users and visitors of the building from being involved in an accident, and this in turn protects the owner of the premises. Safety standards are something that should be at the forefront of the mind of anybody who is looking after other people in a building they are responsible for.
Care home and hospital managers had 6 months to comply with a health and safety alert sparked by a person dying after falling from a window. Action needs to be taken to ensure window restrictors are regularly checked and maintained. The Department of Health and the Health and Safety Executive issued the warning to care and health service providers in January 2012, allowing six months for compliance.
Jackloc will soon be exporting its unique lock – a cable which restricts the opening of doors and windows – to Abu Dhabi. Exhibiting at the World EcoConstruct exhibition are (left to right) Ali Sekhr and Mohammed Sekhr, from ICA, Emma Wells and Judith Burrows, from Jackloc and Riath Hamed, from ICA.
Jackloc is breaking into the Russian market as we continue our success abroad. Jackloc has won an export deal with Russia and has already taken an order for 3,500 of its specialist safety products. Jackloc are currently showcasing its work at the SIB Build International Construction Exhibition in Siberia. It is one of the largest such events in the country, attracting over 17,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors from 19 countries each year.