Spotlight on window safety

Jackloc was recently invited to champion window safety at the 2017 Social Care Conference of NASHiCS (The National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services).

Emma Wells, Jackloc’s founder and one of its directors, joined speakers from across a number of sectors and public bodies including the Care Quality Commission to discuss the challenges facing health and care services. In her keynote, Emma focused on what it takes to safeguard people from falls or escapes out of windows.

“We were able to network and speak with key members of the Care Quality Commission, Unison and other influential bodies in our industry, which is a powerful tool as we continue in our mission to raise window safety standards,” Emma said.

The Jackloc range includes push and turn, swivel/stud, and key-lockable folding models, alongside the marquee, Queen’s Award-winning MK2 key-lockable cable restrictor.

In addition to the use by care homes, sheltered accommodation and hospitals at home and abroad, Jackloc restrictors can be found in a variety of settings including hotels, commercial buildings and educational facilities.

“Improving safety is our overriding commitment at Jackloc,” adds Emma. “That is why we are actively involved with organisations like NASHiCS, RoSPA and USHA (University Safety and Health Association) to ensure we are a part of every conversation involving safety. Our involvement with NASHiCS also allows us to reward the outstanding work of organisations who share our ethos. We sponsored and presented the NASHiCS Best Practice Award to Hallmark Care Homes which was a great honour.”