Posted on January 30, 2018
From 13th March 2018 it will be required that most windows be fitted with safety devices in NSW to prevent falls.
The new rules apply to openable windows 2 metres or more above the ground outside, and less than 1.7 metres above the floor inside.
Image: Fair Trading NSW
The devices must:
Window frames or robust bars that meet with the above requirements comply.
As well as individual apartments, safety devices must be installed on windows in building common access, such as lobbies and stair wells.
Owners corporations who do not comply could face fines, according to Fair trading. Owners corporations are not required to monitor or enforce the use of window safety devices, but must ensure they are installed by the 13th March deadline.
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