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Case Study: Port Macquarie Holiday Apartments

Nov 14, 2018

Finding the right solution to meet the new Strata window restriction regulations can be a case of trial and error, as one NSW holiday apartment complex discovered.

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Decision Time: Window Lock or Window Screen?

Nov 07, 2018

Builders of new homes have the opportunity to consider child safety at the early design stage, while existing homes and apartments need to find ways to accommodate the requirements while maintaining the amenity of the building.

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New Strata Scheme Window Protection Laws

Nov 02, 2018

New strata laws in NSW aimed at protecting children falling from windows have come into effect but there are concerns a gap between the regulations and their practical application could leave young children dangerously still at risk.

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Setting a Regulatory Framework

Oct 24, 2018

The primary regulation setting out window safety requirements is the Building Code of Australia, which is part of the National Construction Code.

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Three Key Factors Behind Falls

Oct 17, 2018

The Outcomes Report released by the Working Party in 2011 identified three key factors which contributed to children falling from windows or balconies. In many cases the accident was the result of a combination of one or more of these factors.

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Social Change and the Built Environment

Oct 10, 2018

The issue of falls from windows gained prominence in the United States about 40 years ago, coinciding with a growing number of children living in high rise apartments. Public education programs in the mid-1970s had an immediate impact, reducing the number of falls by 50% within two years.

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Alspec Child Fall Prevention Solutions

Oct 03, 2018

Those responsible for the care for young children know about obvious safety issues such as the use of child restraints in cars, crossing roads carefully, or ensuring chemicals and medicines are stored out of reach. But one danger many do not recognise is that posed by the very design of the homes and buildings in which they live.

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New strata scheme window protection laws – are they enough?

Apr 24, 2018

New strata laws in NSW aimed at protecting children falling from windows came into effect this month, but there are concerns a gap between the regulations and their practical application could leave young children dangerously still at risk.

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Child Safety Handbook

Sep 21, 2017

A NSW Police Legacy initiative helping to keep our kids safe.

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KidScreen Goes On Tour

Sep 14, 2017

Carinya Residential Windows & Doors unveiled their brand new stand at the recent HIA Brisbane Show from 8-10 September.

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