Window Guards and Safety Netting

Window guards and safety netting are devices that are used to help prevent falls from balconies and

 Check these safety devices frequently to make sure they are secure and properly installed and

  •  There should be no more than four inches between the bars of the window guard.
  •  If you have window guards, be sure at least one window in each room can be easily used for
     escape in a fire. 

 Remember, window screens are not effective for preventing children from falling out of windows.

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