Be Smart; Be Safe
April 1-7 is Window Safety Week
Windows let in light and fresh air, and can provide breathtaking views, but they also are vital to safety. It's important to understand what you can do to observe window safety, especially when young children are in the home.
Window Safety Week in April coincides with the arrival of spring, when homeowners naturally want to open the windows and bask in the warmer weather—which brings associated hazards. Children see the world’s wonder before they may see its dangers. By following basic window safety tips, you can help prevent injuries related to windows and doors.
Additional Window Safety Week Resources
Narrow the Gap
An open window may pose a hazard to an unsupervised child (and never rely on an insect screen to prevent falls). Children can quickly climb to window ledges or sills and fall. If you need ventilation, open windows that children can’t reach or open windows from the top.