Keeping safe in your home

Posted on the 5th February 2018

“Keeping safe in your home

Since the Grenfell Tower fire, we have all quite rightly been focusing on fire safety – making sure Keniston properties are safe, and that residents have the right information to help keep their homes and families safe. But we also need to think about other important aspects of keeping safe. One important area – for everyone who lives above the ground floor – is making sure small children avoid accidents with windows. We recently had a ‘near miss’ in a Keniston flat. Fortunately no-one was hurt. There were no defects in the property and nothing Keniston could have done differently, but it makes sense to highlight some important points:

  • We fit all upper floor windows with restrictors that prevent the window from opening more than 100mm (4 inches) wide. We check that they are operating properly, when a flat is empty. But – especially if you have young children – please also check your windows and tell us straight away if you think there might be a problem, or if you are unsure in any way.
  • If you have young children who could climb onto a windowsill, do be aware that they should never be left unsupervised in a room with windows that open, even if there are restrictors in place.

Any concerns about health and safety in your home? Please contact Tony Coward on 01689 889700.”

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