In the first 11 months of this year, a total of 43 cases of fallen windows from private homes and Housing Board flats has been recorded. According to a Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the total number is close to last year but fewer than in the years before.
BCA chief executive officer Dr John Keung said “Fallen windows can pose a safety risk to the public and possibly be fatal”.
“We urge every homeowners to be responsible in cleaning and checking their windows, and if need be, replace them,” Dr Keung added.
To emphasize the importance of window safety, 1.2 million households of Singapore were issued a brochure on window maintenance tips together with their utility bills for November. The BCA also given 18 exhibitions in various neighbourhoods for window safety.
Homeowners who disregard to check or change aluminium casement window rivets with stainless steel rivets could face penalties of fines up to $5,000 or jailed for up to 6 months.