Safety of children

Sliding Windows For Childproofing Your Home

Here’s why Sliding Windows are ideal for Childproofing your home As a parent, safety emerges as your primary concern; the safety of your home and loved ones. Safety is a delicate and personal matter, while being cautious, places control in our own hands, thereby eliminating fear.  And that’s exactly how one should live in their own home - Fearlessly. An important way to exercise the right to keep your little ones secure is by childproofing your home.  This serves the dual purpose of Read more [...]
Safety for balcony in high rise buildings

Safety Grilles for High Rise Buildings

Window and Balcony Grilles: Why we ought to choose safety over aesthetics Sometimes, life teaches us lessons through other people’s experiences.  This is one such lesson… What happens when you realise that the wellbeing of your family is compromised, even within the walls of your own home? A recent incident of a 5 year boy falling to his unfortunate death from his 8 storey home in Tampines was an eye opener.  This, however, was not the first... There have been numerous such cases Read more [...]
Soundproof Window

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 [...]

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 [...]