Since 1st May 2013, there has been a requirement in the national construction code for the Protection of Openable windows for all new construction where windows are positioned 2 metres above the ground floor. These windows must be restricted or protected in a way to not permit a 125mm opening and resist a 250N outward force.
In NSW window safety laws were passed in parliament for residential strata buildings to adopt these new requirements in new construction through to existing strata buildings.
In NSW owners corporations have until 13th March 2018 to install such devices for the protection of openable windows.
The KidScreen Window Fall Prevention (KWFP) system (previously known as KidSafe Protection Screens) was developed to embrace these building change requirements and has done so exceptionally without the need of restricted openings.
With an option of stainless steel 316 grade mesh or exclusive KidScreen mesh the screens ensure compliance to various building construction requirements without compromising the look of the window.
The use of KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens when secured to the window means it can be left fully open allowing natural air ventilation of the window. Other means of Fall Prevention involve fitting hardware to the windows that restricts the opening.
All KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens are custom built, made to measure to meet the exact requirement of the National Construction Code (Vol 1: D.2.24 & Vol 2: 18.104.22.168) ensuring that your children are in the safest possible environment. It also protects your home from flying insects while maintaining the view.
KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens are without question the best investment for your children’s safety. They are also the best investment for the look and value of your home.
|Kidscreen Mesh Properties||Open Area = 37% ; 17 x 10 mesh per square inch|
|Kidscreen Stainless Steel Mesh Properties||Open Area = 72% ; 18 x 16 mesh per square inch|
The KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens have been tested and certified on a variety of window systems. The screens can be mounted to any window product ie. timber or aluminium provided it has been certified onsite or in a laboratory to AS5203-2016.
Specifying KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens on your window system ensures your windows are compliant to the latest building regulations and requirements for the protection of openable windows.
The KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens have undergone successful testing to Australian Standard AS5203 – 2016 & the AWA ICP.005 to a range of window systems exceeding the minimum 250N force (25kg) required in the National Construction Code (Vol 1: D.2.24 & Vol 2: 22.214.171.124).
Ask your window supplier if KidScreens are an approved solution to your window.
The KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens can be specified and used in a vast range of applications including:
- Residential apartments
- Child care centres
- Bushfire prone areas
- Heritage listed buildings
- Strata buildings
Mandatory application is required in building Class 1, 2, 3, 4, and 9B where the window is 2m or greater from the floor to ground or openings within 1700mm above the floor. Across is a diagram (AWA key message – Fall Prevention) illustrating when such products like KidScreen Window Fall Prevention screens are applied.