Standard Safety Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices for Non-Emergency Escape (Egress) and Rescue (Ingress) Windows
|Publication Date:||15 March 2010|
This safety specification establishes requirements for devices intended to address the risk of injury and death associated with accidental falls through open windows by children five years old and younger.
NOTE 1-This specification is not intended to meet the unique requirements of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
This safety specification applies only to window fall prevention devices, including window opening control devices, window fall prevention screens, and fall prevention window guards that are to be used on windows that are not intended for escape (egress) and rescue (ingress).
NOTE 2-Specification F 2090 addresses window fall prevention devices (releasable) for windows intended for emergency escape and rescue and any other window not covered by this specification.
This safety specification applies only to devices intended to be applied to windows installed at heights of more than 75 ft7 (23 m) above ground level in multiple family dwelling buildings. This safety specification is not intended to apply to windows below 75 ft (23 m) because all windows below 75 ft (23 m) that are operable could be used as a possible secondary means of escape.8
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
This standard does not purport to address all safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
7 1994 Uniform Building Code Handbook, Sec. 1807. (a) and 2000 International Building Code-Section 403.1 (January 2000; Published Feb. 1, 2000) - Special provisions for Group B and R1.
8 This is the intended application of the specification unless otherwise required by applicable building code.