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Improving Window Safety For Children

April 28, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

There are many ways to improve safety around the home including considering a few essential and important window safety tips as they relate to children. For example, parents should always remember that screens are primarily intended to keep insects out of the home. This means that screens will not prevent a fall or stop a child from going out of a window. In fact, a window screen can easily be pushed away by even the youngest child.

Guards Work Well

Equally important is to consider the implementation and use of window stops on each and every window throughout the home. This is an effective, inexpensive and reliable tool that will limit how much a window can be opened. Sliding windows can be controlled in the same way by installing widely available window locks intended for residential use. Window guards work equally as well when trying to secure windows on a second story or a higher floor.

Locked And Closed At All Times When Not Being Used

As an added note, general window care and control can also improve safety when it comes to children in the home. For example, the simple act of keeping windows locked and closed at all times when not being used is a way to prevent a potential accident. Equally important is to ensure that furniture, cribs and chairs as well as other types of objects are well away from the window. Children are known for using a wide variety of objects to climb up onto a window. Stay proactive in this regard and always be aware of how furniture is placed throughout a room in order to prevent an accident.

Unexpected And Potentially Hazardous Event

Finally, in the unlikely event that there is some type of accident involving a child falling out of a window it is important to call 911 as soon as possible. It is better to not move an individual or child who has fallen. The best approach is to simply wait for trained medical personnel to arrive on the scene and assess the situation. Window safety is a key aspect of overall child safety related concerns. Consider these simple yet important safety tips as a way to prevent an unexpected and potentially hazardous event from ever occurring in the first place. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Phoenix personal injury legal representation.