Windows, if not properly used, or lack of maintenance and repair, may dislodge, or even fall from buildings and cause serious consequences.
To ensure public safety, building owners are advised to acquaint themselves with the proper ways of using, maintaining and repairing their windows.
The building works associated with construction, alteration, repair or removal of windows must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Buildings Ordinance (BO).
Regularly Clean and Maintain Windows
Check regularly and clean the bar hinges and tracks of deposit and sand.
Lubricate the hinges regularly but must not use inappropriate lubricant / cleaning agents that could cause corrosion to the window components.
Use fresh water to clean the windows. Keep the track and the upper part of the sash dry.
Proper Ways to use Windows
hang any object on window sashes or bar hinges
force open or close a window
impose additional load on window sashes when cleaning the window