SAFETY NETS SAVE LIVES
SYDNEY, July 13, 2011
Each year, at least 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. For most, the outcome is serious, for some—especially the very young, it is fatal. The majority of serious falls occur in children aged 0—4.1
Safety Nets For Life is bringing to Australia cutting edge technology—already used in Brazil, Singapore, USA, Israel and Panama —that will help to prevent these tragedies from occurring.
“When we found out how many children get injured or lose their lives every year here in Australia due to falls from windows or balconies we knew we had to do something about it,” owner Luciana Muratori says.
Safety Nets For Life imports ISO 9002-accredited polyethylene window and balcony nets from Brazil, where they have been commonplace in the urban high-rises of São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro for more than a decade.
Muratori, an economist by training, is originally from Brazil. She and her partner Karl moved to Sydney in August 2010 and soon realised that there was a business opportunity here that could help save lives.
Safety Nets For Life will donate a percentage of every sale to one of three children’s charity organisations (Save The Children; Humpty Dumpty Foundation; The Allanah and Madeline Foundation).
- The Safety Nets For Life nets are made from 100% virgin, high-density polyethylene, treated to resist the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which avoids premature fatigue.
- A highly trained team of professionals installs the Safety Nets For Life nets, which create a barrier that prevents falls without blocking the view or giving the claustrophobic feel of bars.
- The installation is a quick process and the Safety Nets For Life net can be removed if necessary, although it must be reinstalled by professionals to ensure safety standards are met.
For more information:
Luciana Muratori: (02) 9909-1679 or 0404 573 733
Photographs (All images © Safety Nets For Life)
 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/experts-call-for-new-window-fall-law/story-e6freuzi-1226045891369 and http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-toddler-falls-from-open-window-20110704-1gyrx.html