About 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia each year. A report compiled over a 10 year period by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, stated that 91 of their hospital admissions were as a result of children falling out of windows.
This called for the Government to make legislative changes to reduce the risk of these incidences from occurring. As a result, the Building Code of Australia was amended, affecting newly constructed buildings. A later amendment to the Strata Schemes Management Act was also made meaning existing buildings need to meet these same requirements which come into effect on 13th March 2018.
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