Alspec and Kidsafe Australia join forces to close the gap on window safety
Alspec and Kidsafe Australia sign three year partnership.
Window fall prevention experts, Alspec, and Kidsafe Australia have united to address serious concerns regarding the implementation of new building regulations that have the potential to leave young children dangerously at risk.
Alspec completely supports the new regulations, but our concern is that the full information on the correct installation and testing requirements for these window safety products is not readily available.
In particular, strata managers and property owners who follow the general guidance to install window safety devices, and ignore or aren’t aware of the requirements for testing, cannot guarantee that windows will meet the new standard and keep residents safe.
Alspec and Kidsafe Australia have signed a three-year partnership to educate families about how they can make the windows in their homes safer to protect children from preventable injuries.
With a growing number of Australian families now living in a high rise or multi-story dwellings, window falls are something that’s becoming increasingly top of mind for many parents," says Christine Erskine from Kidsafe Australia.
In order to ensure children are protected, families need to make sure their windows are secured with the correct devices that are tested to meet the required safety standards. Our partnership with Alspec aims to educate Australians on the steps they need to take to better protect their children in the home," adds Ms Erskine.
Alspec and Kidsafe Australia are attending the upcoming Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo at Sydney Showground Exhibition Centre, Sydney Olympic Park from 18-20 May where both teams will be on hand to advise families about the implications of the recent legislation, and how they can better protect their own windows.
KidScreen at the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo, May 2018