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New safety guidance for care providers on window restrictors

The Department for Health has issued a new safety alert with assistance from Health and Safety Executive on window restrictors.

The Department for Health has identified that certain window restrictor mechanisms, when locked can be opened with commonly available flat bladed instruments as well as the ‘key’ provided.

If you provide a care service please read the guidance and follow the actions required.

The guidance is available from the Central Alert System on the Department for Health website. (External link)

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