A guide to Australian window restricted opening regulations
Each year, more than 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Many suffer serious injuries while some of these falls are even fatal.
These falls often occur in the children’s own home, especially during the warmer months when windows and balcony doors are left open. Children aged between one and five are most at risk as they are naturally curious but lack the ability to recognise danger.
By law, owners corporations in NSW must have window safety devices installed on all above ground windows by 13 March 2018.
Child window safety and mandatory requirements for owners’ corporations.
Recommendations from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead to prevent falls from windows
A range of window restriction products that meet the strata requirements and prevent falls from windows
Whitepaper, window regulations and a self certification kit to meet the mandatory minimum requirements