Child Safety Lock Audit

At Archi-QS, we prioritise the safety and well-being of occupants in strata properties. Our dedicated Quantity Surveyors specialise in conducting comprehensive Child Safety Lock Audits for all types of strata properties, ensuring compliance with relevant legislative requirements in New South Wales (NSW).

Why are Child Safety Locks Audits Important?

Child safety locks play a crucial role in preventing accidents and injuries, particularly in environments where young children reside. Strata properties, including residential apartments, townhouses, terraces, duplexes, and villas, must adhere to specific safety regulations to protect occupants, especially children, from potential hazards.

Legislative Requirements in NSW

In NSW, legislative requirements mandate the installation of child safety locks on certain windows and doors in residential properties. Specifically, the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 outline the responsibilities of property owners and landlords to ensure the safety of tenants, including compliance with child safety lock regulations.

The requirements state that strata building windows must have child-proof locks:

  • where the internal floor is more than two metres above the external surface outside and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7 metres above the internal floor)
  • to ensure the maximum window openings is less than 12.5 centimetres.

Our Child Safety Lock Audit Process

  • Compliance Assessment: Our Quantity Surveyors conduct a thorough assessment of the property both common property and within private lots to identify windows and doors requiring child safety locks based on legislative requirements.
  • Detailed Inspection: We inspect each window and door, evaluating their current locking mechanisms and determining whether they meet safety standards.
  • Compliance Verification: Using our expertise and knowledge of legislative requirements, we verify whether existing locks comply with NSW regulations regarding child safety.
  • Recommendations and Solutions: If any deficiencies are identified during the audit, we provide detailed recommendations for rectification. This may include the installation of compliant child safety locks or modifications to existing locking systems.
  • Compliance Documentation: Upon completion of the audit, we provide comprehensive documentation outlining the findings, recommendations, and actions taken to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

Why Choose Archi-QS for Child Safety Lock Audits?

  • Expertise: Our Quantity Surveyors possess extensive experience and expertise in conducting safety audits for strata properties, ensuring thorough assessments and accurate compliance verification.
  • Compliance Assurance: We stay up-to-date with the latest legislative requirements in NSW to ensure that our audits align with current safety standards and regulations.
  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that each strata property is unique, and we provide customised solutions to address specific safety concerns and requirements.
  • Timely and Efficient Service: We prioritise efficiency and strive to deliver prompt audit services without compromising on quality or accuracy.
  • Commitment to Safety: At Archi-QS, safety is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping property owners and managers create safe environments for residents, particularly children.

Get in Touch

Contact Archi-QS today to schedule a Child Safety Lock Audit for your strata property and ensure compliance with legislative requirements in NSW. Let us help you prioritise safety and peace of mind for your occupants.

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