Without taking simple precautions, an ordinary piece of glazing, an open window or hanging blind cord can potentially be very dangerous to us all, especially the young and vulnerable.
Window blind cords and chains can pose a risk for babies, children and vulnerable people who could injure or even strangle themselves on the hanging looped cords. Any blinds which are installed with cords and chains have to be installed with breakaway connectors, cord and chain safety retainers or cleats and the cords and chains have to be maintained at a minimum 1.5 metres from the floor level. Click here for further information.
Where assessment identifies that people using care services are at risk from falling from windows or balconies at a height likely to cause harm (eg above ground floor level), suitable precautions must be taken. Windows that are large enough to allow people to fall out should be restrained sufficiently to prevent such falls. The opening should be restricted to 100mm or less. Window restrictors should only be able to be disengaged using a special tool or key.
Safety Window Film
Safety window film works by ensuring that if glass breaks through impact, building movement, vandalism or weather conditions, it does so in a safe manner. If untreated or standard glazing breaks, the shards fall away from the frame creating an immediate and dangerous hazard. Safety film holds the broken glass in place, thus enhancing employee, worker and child safety. Click here for further information.
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