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Builders, it seems, are pushing the envelope on everything from price, to delivery practices and now are wanting fabricators to take on responsibility for fall protection for windows within your frames on the second story and above.

Is this the responsibility of the fabricator?

FTMA Australia believes if a fabricator is asked to provide this as part of the quoting process, then include a piece of timber to block the windows and door openings as directed by the builder at their cost and their responsibility.

Please print out the FTMA Fall Protection for Windows and Door Openings Two Storeys and Above

If you have any further questions on this please call me on 0418 226 242, otherwise we strongly urge all fabricators, members or not, to make sure they put measures in place to ensure they are not held liable for issues they are not responsible for.

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