How to keep your kids safe these school holidays with Amplimesh fall prevention window screens

June 3, 2024

Article categories: Security Tips Archives.
two younger kids looking out of a window

two younger kids looking out of a window

 

If you have little ones in your life, then you know that their natural curiosity can sometimes put them in harm’s way, especially when it comes to windows. According to the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, toddlers between the ages of 2 and 4 are most vulnerable to window falls since they are top-heavy and lack the ability to assess potential danger. Amplimesh® fixed window screens allow you to make the most of your windows – opening them fully to enjoy natural ventilation and airflow while keeping your kids safe from accidental falls.

 

Investing in fall prevention window security screens not only ensures child safety but also offers numerous benefits, including:

 

Improved Ventilation:

Ventilated windows can help improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants, odours, and moisture, which makes them a great choice for your home. Additionally, fall-prevention windows with ventilation features can aid in regulating the indoor temperature, allowing hot air to escape and cool air to enter. This can create a more comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, preventing stuffiness and promoting a steady fresh air flow. With Amplimesh fixed window screens, you can enjoy easy air ventilation, allowing a balance between fresh air and child protection.

 

Energy Efficiency:

Amplimesh® fixed window screens allow you to make the most of your windows by providing an energy-efficient solution whilst keeping your children safe. Amplimesh infills are designed to allow adequate airflow. Therefore, you can keep your windows open, allowing fresh air to circulate without sacrificing energy efficiency by turning on the aircon.

 

Amplimesh Sliding fixed window showcasing it's ventilation skills

 

Peace of Mind:

The most significant benefit of installing Amplimesh’s fixed window screens is the peace of mind you will have from knowing there is an added layer of protection for your children. Accidental falls from windows can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. Fall prevention windows help mitigate this risk by making it more difficult for children to access and open windows without adult supervision.

 

Meeting the Building Code of Australia’s Requirements

The National Construction Code (NCC) comprises the Building Code of Australia. There are requirements to reduce the risk of young children falling from windows. The affected window must be fitted with either a device to restrict the window opening, or a suitable screen, so a 125 mm diameter sphere (representing the size of a young child’s head) cannot pass through. Devices or screens installed in Advisory Note: Protection of Openable Windows must also withstand an outward horizontal force of 250 N.

 

Amplimesh security window screens have been designed to meet the requirements of the National Construction Code, making them a reliable and safe option for homeowners who prioritise falling prevention.

 

REFERENCES:

https://www.kidsafensw.org/safety/home-community/falls-prevention/window-and-balcony-safety/#:~:text=Windows%20and%20Balconies,-Children%20are%20experiencing&text=Remember%2C%20don’t%20be%20fooled,young%20to%20judge%20potential%20danger

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