06 Jun '17, 3am

It’s Window Safety Day! Check, Clean, and Change to keep your estates safe from falling windows. https://t.co/Fw7ExWsI1D

It’s Window Safety Day! Check, Clean, and Change to keep your estates safe from falling windows. https://t.co/Fw7ExWsI1D

3. Most of the fallen casement windows were found fitted with aluminum rivets which have corroded. This compromises the functionality and strength of the rivets, rendering them unable to hold the window panels firmly in place. For the sliding windows, most of them fell because they were not well-maintained and could not slide smoothly along the sliding tracks. Moreover, these windows did not have proper safety stoppers and angle strips in place, to ensure that the window panels are kept within the tracks. Thus, the window panels detached and fell when homeowners applied additional force to open or close the windows.

Full article: http://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/press-releases/06062017_...

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