Falling from height and window safety are key issues for our customers so I have invited Eric Collins from Jackloc to provide his insights:
In early June of this year (2022), a 28-year-old student from Bedminster, Bristol died after falling from the third floor of his student accommodation in a tragic accident. Sadly, this was not an isolated incident, with other falls from height claiming the lives of students or causing life-changing injuries, in recent years.
Many student accommodation buildings already have window restrictors fitted, small devices that limit the width of the opening to around 100mm. However, many are of substandard quality and have not been robustly tested in line with British Standards, while tales of students discussing how to release them abound in online forums.
So, why should you consider fitting window restrictors from Jackloc?
A Robust, Dependable Solution
Jackloc window restrictors have been assessed rigorously to verify that they comply with globally respected British Standards. Subjected to intense analysis, including a force test that proves they can withstand 215kg in weight, Jackloc restrictors are the go-to choice for student accommodation managers seeking strong and trustworthy solutions to prevent accidental falls from height.
Window restrictors from Jackloc do more than protect students by preventing accidental falls from height. They also improve the security of the building by making it difficult for intruders to remove the restrictors to gain access via open windows; they also prevent damage to other key components within the window system if it is subjected to extreme pressure. With Jackloc window restrictors, student accommodation is safer and more secure.
An Extensive Choice
Jackloc restrictors are available in a range of styles, so you can choose the solution that is most suited to the type of windows that are installed in your student accommodation. If you are unsure which restrictors are best, the experts at Mila Maintenance will be happy to visit your site to advise you on the most suitable options.
Compliant With Ventilation Regulations
When planning window and door installation, accommodation managers also need to be aware of changes to ventilation regulations that are coming into force to reduce carbon emissions. Jackloc window restrictors reduce the opening of windows in student housing to no more than 100mm, which is narrow enough to prevent a fall from height, but sufficient in allowing the free flow of fresh air into the building.
Ready To Change Your Window Restrictors? Contact Us Today
As approved installers of Jackloc window restrictors, our expert team can visit your student accommodation to replace your existing restrictors with robust and reliable alternatives from the Jackloc range.
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