Window Safety Education For Our Loyal CustomersFebruary 15, 2017
Ensuring that our customers are up to speed on window safety is extremely important to us and our community. This is why, we have decided to include the article write up below, written by Angela Dickson from windowanddoor.com , to ensure you are up to speed on window safety:
Falls from a window can result in serious injury or death and pose an especially dangerous threat for children. Every year, about eight children under the age of five die from falling out a window and more than 3,300 are injured seriously enough to go to the hospital, according to Safe Kids Worldwide’s 2015 Report to the Nation.
This is why the task force created resources that can be used during Safety Week and throughout the entire year to spread the message of window safety. The Window Safety Task Force encourages manufacturers to share the following tips:
- When young children are around, keep windows closed and locked.
- When opening a window for ventilation, use those located out of a child’s reach.
- Avoid placing furniture near windows to prevent young children from climbing.
- Don’t allow children to jump on beds or other furniture to help reduce potential falls.
- Don’t rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall. Insect screens are designed to keep bugs out, not to keep children in the home.
- Supervise children to keep child’s play away from windows, balconies or patio doors.
- Install ASTM F2090 compliant devices designed to limit how far a window will open. Or, use window guards, which have quick-release mechanisms in case of fire or other emergencies, to help prevent a fall.
- Teach children how to safely use a window to escape during an emergency, such as a fire.
Pay attention to these tips to ensure ultimate window safety this year.