Australian Windows Association Article about Invisi-Gard's Kids Don't Fly Campaign
With the on-going success of the AWA Kids Don’t Fly Campaign, Alspec and three time boxing champion, Danny “The Machine” Green, visited children at the Westmead Childrens Hospital, to not only spread the word about Alspecs
From 1998 to 2008, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney saw 171 incidences of children brought to hospital as a result of falls from windows and balconies. These incidences included two deaths and 169 injuries of varying severity, and the repercussions in terms of emotional stress on families and communities directly affected cannot be under stated.
Alspec has taken the initiative to get involved in eliminating these tragic events by taking a leading role in the Australian Windows Association “Kids Can’t Fly” campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of this critical child safety issue across the country.
Moreover, through their range of
In order to maximize awareness of this vitally important issue, Alspec has leveraged their association with Danny Green, the three times World Boxing Champion. Danny was chosen by Alspec as the spokesperson for the
In terms of the background to these injuries, nearly all falls happen in the family home. When parents were asked how the fall occurred, often the response was that their child was in their bedroom, had appeared to climb on a piece of furniture close to the window, and that the window was open at the time. Frequently, while there was a fly screen, in many cases it was loose fitting, broken or broke on contact.
Clearly a flyscreen is insufficient to resist impact from a child, and clearly having the windows closed at all times is not an option. Whilst there is no substitute for parental supervision, there are further steps that can be taken to ensure child safety.
Alspec & Danny Green are justifiably proud to take part in and directly assist Australian communities by raising awareness of this critical issue, and providing solutions to prevent families from having to go through the trauma of losing or seeing a loved child seriously injured.