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Window Safety Week

Posted: 19/04/18

Windows let in light and fresh air, and can provide breathtaking views, but they also are vital to safety. It's important to understand what you can do to observe window safety, especially when young children are in the home.

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Window Safety Week Focuses on Fall Prevention | DWM Magazine

Posted: 19/04/18

“It’s spring, and people are itching to open their windows and let in some of that fresh air in,” said Renewal by Andersen president Paul Delahunt. “But as adults, we sometimes forget the dangers an open window can present to children...

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Global News - Alberta

Posted: 04/07/17

23 Alberta kids have fallen from windows and balconies this year: AHS

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Window and Balcony Safety committee - windowsafetypartners@gmail.com

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Safety Tips - DOs & DON'Ts

DOs

  • DO lock rooms that are unsupervised
  • DO educate children about risks and dangers associated with windows and balconies
  • DO install and maintain window and door safety devices
  • DO ensure that safety devices have emergency release mechanisms so that they do not impede emergency escape or rescue
  • DO complete a safety check with your child's caregiver to ensure they understand potential dangers around windows, balconies and decks

DON'Ts

  • DON'T allow children to play near windows, balconies or decks unsupervised
  • DON'T keep furniture or other climbing hazards near windows or on balconies and decks
  • DON'T underestimate a child's mobility. Children begin climbing before they can walk
  • DON'T underestimate how quickly young children can learn. Children may be able to unlock doors and windows to gain access to dangerous areas without you realizing it
  • DON'T rely on screens as safety devices. Screens keep bugs out - not children in