opening windows

10 Jan 2007
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United Kingdom
is there any safety laws on opening windows which are not fitted with restricter hinges, left and right opener are in a large bay window in a upstairs bedroom were opener open fullu out , customer is asking for restictors hinges to be fitted, landlord is saying no
does anybody no rules and reg
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no regulation that says you have to fit restrictors new windows now have to comply for fire regulations. not an argument i would get into on behalf of customer. land lords pay the bills not tenant. so keep landlord happy.
Have a read of the General Product Safety Regulations 1994 (and 2005) - which may apply to such restrictor devices

Also refer to BS 6375-2:1987 which deals with window safety in use - especially considerations if operated by young or old people

Finally the landlord and possibly you, will be responsible in tort (negligence) for fitting windows inherently unsafe due to lack of a restrictor device.

I know of landlords who have been successfully prosecuted when children have fallen out of first floor windows which had no means to restrain the opener to a partially open position

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