The laws apply to openable windows more than 2m above the ground floor outside and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7m above the inside floor)
The alternative is security screens, such as bars or grills on the windows so long as they have gaps no bigger than 12.5cm. Flyscreens do not comply unless they are the reinforced security type and capable of resisting a very strong outward pressure which would prevent a child falling through.
If the window safety requirements are not met by 13 March 2018, owners’ corporations face fines. Leaving it to the last minute places your scheme at risk of not complying by the due date and leaves young children vulnerable to falls from windows in your scheme.
No. A window lock that allows the window to be fully opened, fully closed and also locked at 12.5cm complies with the legislation
An ASQB technician will need to assess all existing devices in accordance with regulation standards, and if they pass we will issue a certificate with a record of the results.