We fit window restrictors in homes where a risk assessment has found these are needed. This is most often in our high rise blocks.
Window restrictors stop windows from opening too wide and protect people living in tall buildings, especially children, from potentially fatal falls.
They should never be removed or changed by anyone other than the emergency services.
If your window restrictors have been removed, they need to be replaced immediately. If you are worried about the condition of your window restrictors or are not sure how to replace them please contact your Housing Manager for help.
You can also help stop accidents happening by:
ensuring that sofas and other furniture is not placed directly under windows, as these could be used as a climbing frame by children
not discarding any items out of your windows
keeping children and pets away from open windows
reporting any concerns to your Housing Manager as soon as possible.