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Window Safety Days

In order to raise awareness on Window Safety, the BCA has launched a bi-annual Window Safety Campaign to remind home owners to check and maintain their windows.  6th June (06/06) and 12th December (12/12) have been designated as Window Safety Days. In the past, BCA has organized exhibitions so as to enable the public to learn some simple maintenance steps through demos and window mock-ups.  Window safety checks are made easier too with a DIY inspection kit that includes an instructional manual, Read more [...]

Falling Maids

As with any other home décor fixture, windows, grilles and doors need cleaning and upkeep.  Windows especially need regular cleaning to allow natural light and keep the outside view clear and unobstructed.  However, window cleaning comes with an inherent risk for the person cleaning them.  There’s an obvious risk of falling off from the windows when one tries to clean them from outside.  And a fall from a height is likely to be fatal. In Singapore, where house maids are commonly tasked Read more [...]

Preventive Measures

It is resident’s responsibility to keep their Windows properly fastened and do preventive maintenance especially if the Windows are old.  BCA/HDB have published many guidelines in this directions which residents must follow such as For Casement Windows - Replace Aluminium rivets to stainless steel ones. Check for Window screws that are loose or rusty Clean the rivets and lubricate them so as to keep movement of joints easy For Sliding Windows – Clean bottom & top tracks Read more [...]

Falling Windows

Falling Windows are a serious threat to public safety.  Windows falling off from their rivets or frames on account of poor maintenance would be one dreaded category of killer litter.  A metal framed glass window weighing few tens of kilos would undoubtedly result in grievous injuries or even be fatal if it were to descend on anyone by any chance. The bad news is that the number of such cases in Singapore has been rising over the past few years.  For year 2012 alone the percentage of cases in Read more [...]