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

Window Safety Measures

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 so that the windows can slide smoothly
  • Check Safety Stoppers for damage and change worn out stoppers

Residents are advised to engage services of a HDB/BCA licensed contractor to undertake repair/replacement if any part of Windows are loose, rusty or cracked

Further information is also available on window safety are available on