Window Safety Week: How your company can help to prevent accidental falls

Window Safety Week, held next week, is observed to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should do to help keep their family and visitors safer from the risks of window falls or injuries in their home, as well as how they can use their windows for emergency escape and rescue purposes.

While everyone in our industry knows that window safety is important year-round, this is a great opportunity to think about how your company can promote safety and to get crucial information out to your customers. There are many tools and resources available to you and your company to educate your customers about what it means to practice window safety.

The Window Safety Task Force developed the 2018 Window Safety Week Tool Kit to help get companies started. The tools and tips in the kit are for use not only during Window Safety Week, but all year. It contains materials to promote window safety awareness in your own company, including an email template for company employees, as well as tips regarding window safety to share with employees and customers.

Other elements in the kit that help company’s spread the word to customers are an article for your company newsletter or announcement, and social media information and sample posts. It’s also geared to share with family, friends, community, club or service organizations, and the local media with information on why Window Safety Week is so important and even a sample letter-to-the-editor. To help teach children about window safety, an activity book is available from the task force, as well as additional information for parents and caregivers.

Though Window Safety Week, observed annually every first full week in April, is an important reminder, window safety education should be ongoing. Readers can download the company kit here to help spread the word about Window Safety Week or visit AAMA’s Window Safety page for more information.

Angela Dickson is marketing and communications director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Contact her at adickson@aamanet.org.

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Glass Association, Glass Magazine editors, or other glassblog contributors.

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