Window Safety

Window Safety

Fall Prevention

Out of Reach

If you need ventilation, open windows that children can’t reach. Children can quickly climb to window ledges or sills and fall.

Screen Safety

Do not rely on insect screens to prevent falls. They are designed to provide ventilation and to keep insects out.

Limit Openings

Consider installing window opening control devices or window guards that comply with local building codes. When properly installed, these devices will limit the window sash to less than a four-inch opening. These devices have easy-release mechanisms so they can be disengaged to allow the window to fully open if needed for an emergency escape or rescue.

Look Outside

Plant shrubs and soft edging like wood chips or grass beneath windows to provide a cushion in the event of a fall. The surface can greatly affect the degree of the injury sustained from a fall.

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