Safety Our Top 10 Window Safety Tips

We have compiled a list of top ten window safety tips to guide you and your family

  • 1Supervise your children as they play

  • 2Teach your children not to play near windows

  • 3Close and lock your windows when children are around

  • 4Only open windows that children cannot reach or are secured with compliant locks

  • 5Keep beds, furniture, and anything a child can climb on away from windows

  • 6Do not depend on insect screens to prevent falls, they are not designed for this purpose

  • 7Repair broken windows or non-working parts as soon as possible

  • 8Open windows from the top, not from the bottom

  • 9Install child safety devices that comply with ASTM F2090-2008 and 2010 standards

  • 10Never leave young children unattended near open windows

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Safety Measures

In 2002 The State of Home Safety in America revealed that injuries associated with windows resulted in more than 110,000 emergency room visits in one year.

The consequences of a fall

The impact velocity increases with the height of the fall. A fall from the second floor results in an impact velocity of 22 mph, from the sixth floor, 31 mph, and from the eighth, 50 mph. Because of the relatively large size of the head, young children tend to fall head first, resulting in severe brain injuries.

Educate yourself on preventative measures

We urge you to educate yourself and your family on window safety and take the necessary precautions to save your children from devastating accidents that often result in permanent injury or death. This is a serious problem and we all need to work together to stamp it out.