Tuesday, January 24, 2012

High-rise Dangers For Children

"Balconies are definitely a safety issue and no doubt the battle over how to make them safer hasn't finished yet. But at least with balconies, people know they are dangerous.
Windows, on the other hand, are a silent risk – as many people mistakenly assume that if a flyscreen is fitted, children are "contained".
It's not just an issue in Australia – see this story from the US where despite tough building codes in New York – there are thousands of falls across the rest of country, where legislation is lacking.
It's about time we all took some responsibility for some of the most vulnerable people in our society – our children. I mean "our" in the collective sense."

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