Each year, more than 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Many suffer serious injuries while some of these falls are even fatal.
These falls often occur in the children’s own home, especially during the warmer months when windows and balcony doors are left open. Children aged between one and five are most at risk as they are naturally curious but lack the ability to recognise danger.
By law, owners corporations in NSW must have window safety devices installed on all above ground windows by 13 March 2018.
This document provides an in-depth guide on Australian window opening regulations: providing an overview on the National Construction Code and its requirements, the range of Doric products for the various window types, testing methodology, self certification, compliance and more relevant information.