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.Read more »
- Case Study: Port Macquarie Holiday Apartments
- Decision Time: Window Lock or Window Screen?
- New Strata Scheme Window Protection Laws
- Setting a Regulatory Framework
- Three Key Factors Behind Falls
- Social Change and the Built Environment
- Alspec Child Fall Prevention Solutions
- New strata scheme window protection laws – are they enough?
- Child Safety Handbook
- KidScreen Goes On Tour
- Message to all strata schemes: time’s running out!
- The beauty of child protection window screens
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
The primary regulation setting out window safety requirements is the Building Code of Australia, which is part of the National Construction Code.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
A NSW Police Legacy initiative helping to keep our kids safe.Read more »
Carinya Residential Windows & Doors unveiled their brand new stand at the recent HIA Brisbane Show from 8-10 September.Read more »