Protecting Children in Your Home
With spring, comes warmer weather — and that means opening your windows to bring in fresh air! April marks the start of the National Safety Council’s Window Safety Week. Did you know that every year more than 3,300 children are injured from falling out a window? At Supreme Window & Glass, safety is of the utmost importance. Here is a list of Window Safety tips that you can use to keep your children safe.
1. When young children are around, keep windows closed and locked.
2. When opening a window for ventilation, use those located out of a child’s reach.
3. Avoid placing furniture near windows to prevent young children from climbing.
4. Don’t allow children to jump on beds or other furniture to help reduce potential falls.
5. Don’t rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall. Insect screens are designed to keep bugs out, not to keep children in the home.
6. Supervise children to keep child’s play away from windows, balconies or patio doors.
7. Install ASTM F2090 compliant devices designed to limit how far a window will open. Or, use window guards, which have quick-release mechanisms in case of fire or other emergencies, to help prevent a fall.
8.Teach children how to safely use a window to escape during an emergency, such as a fire.
For more information you can download the Safe Kids Guide to Safety in the Home here:
Kids Safety Guide