New laws have been introduced by the NSW Department of Fair Trading, to curb the number of injuries to children in window related falls.
Some of the key changes include:
- Owners corporations will be required to install safety devices on all windows that pose a safety risk to children (applies to windows above the ground floor).
- Owners can install safety devices regardless of the by-laws of the strata scheme.
- Owners Corporations are to include window safety devices in the prescribed condition report for rental premises.
- Owners corporations have been given five years to fit window safety devices (from 13 March 2013).
View the Child Window Safety Devices Act 2013 here.
View the window lock guidelines by Windowline here.
Also see our 2016 article on this topic – Window Lock Motion.