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Importance of window safety: Khaw

In line with Singapore's annual Window Safety Campaign, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan shared in his latest blog on Thursday the importance of window safety. He suggested three simple steps - check, clean and change.

SINGAPORE: June 6 is one of two dates for Singapore's annual Window Safety Campaign. The other is December 12.

In line with this, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan shared in his latest blog on Thursday the importance of window safety, and the vital role played by homeowners to check, clean and maintain their windows.

Mr Khaw said in the first five months of this year, the Building and Construction Authority's (BCA's) records showed there were 27 cases of fallen windows.

While there were no injuries, he said Singapore is simply lucky.

Mr Khaw said windows fall because of wear and tear, and lack of proper maintenance. That is why homeowners must check their windows, at least twice every year.

He said checking and cleaning the windows are fast and easy.

Mr Khaw suggested three simple steps -- check, clean and change.

He said checking the windows will take less than five minutes and may just save a life.

To learn more about window safety and window maintenance tips, visit the BCA website or the HDB website

The full text of the Mr Khaw's blog, titled "Please check your windows and save lives", can be found on the "Housing Matters" site.

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