Actions To Take In The Home Keep your young child away from open windows and balcony railings.
Don’t let the children see you opening windows on high floors, this way they won’t try to open them.
Check that any railing uprights are close enough together so that a crawling infant cannot get through.
Children are always supervised.
Please make sure that none of your family, friends or guests is allowed to sit on the balcony wall or railings under any circumstances.
If you have home help/nanny spend time educating her on safety precautions in and around the home.
Never leave your children unattended in a room, especially if the room has a balcony or open window.
Don't hold your baby and toddler in your arms anywhere near the edge of your balcony- they can wriggle out of your grip in an instant.
Always place cribs, beds and other furniture away from windows.
Ensure that the access door is securely locked at all times and put the key where your child cannot possibility reach it.
Make it a rule that older children may not entertain their visitors on the balcony if you are not at home.
Make sure that there is nothing available to enable any child to climb up and hang over the wall or railings. Your balustrade should have no horizontal or near horizontal parts that would allow children to climb.
Parents should be aware of furniture that is light enough for children to drag to the balcony edge and remove it.
Make a point of educating everybody you know about balcony safety.