JACKLOC, the Leicestershire based company, have been working with the family behind the iconic 1960s Thunderbirds TV series, to promote safety in the home. The show’s co-creator Sylvia Anderson, also the voice of Lady Penelope, has endorsed the company: “It’s a natural synergy and one that is close to my heart,” she said.
Directors responsible for patient safety have just two weeks (by March 31st) to act on a Department of Health estates and facilities alert relating to window restrictors. The alert, issued on November 10th 2014 , followed the death of a resident at a mental health crisis house who fell from a second floor window which had been fitted with a cable and socket restrictor. Evidence at the inquest into the death highlighted a number of issues with the restrictor including that it could easily be unlocked with a blade or scissors.
The Jackloc Company Limited has been made aware of a serious failure of a cable window restrictor, whereby a fatal fall from a window occurred in a mental health crisis house in the UK.
As babies turn to toddlers, they will soon start exploring every possible area of your home so it is important to start child proofing your home before they get to that stage. Here are the main safety measures that you should consider to ensure that your home is a safe environment for a curious toddler:
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.
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