Are fly screens an issue?

The biggest problem is fly screens. No fly screen can support the weight of a child. Parents don’t perceive a window with a fly screen as an open window, but unless they are specifically designed they can’t even support a baby’s weight. It costs just $10 to secure a window so it opens less than 10cm. And that can save a life. Ten centimetres is the width of a child’s head; if they can’t get their head out, they can’t fall out. Rather than having individual tenants or owners do the modification, it’s far better to have it coordinated by the strata manager so all apartments are brought up to scratch and there’s less chance of breaching water seals.

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