Quaker Safety: Window Operating Control Devices


Quaker Windows & Doors has always been committed to creating quality window and door products. As a company with a strong family legacy, we take the safety of our customers and their family seriously. Windows in a home should bring light, fresh air and a view. But, it’s important to recognize that windows safety is a must, not an option.

When it comes to home safety, windows provide a crucial escape and rescue route (“egress”) in the case of a fire or an emergency. Because egress windows require a relatively large opening, homeowners must take measures to prevent accidental window falls. Oftentimes, it’s easy to assume that a window screen will be sufficient. However, window screens are only intended to keep bugs out, not prevent a potential fall. With Quaker Windows & Doors’ Window Operating Control Devices (WOCD), homeowners now have more ways to improve the prevention of window falls.

We offer several windows options for Window Operating Control Devices (WOCDs) depending on your project needs. Properly used WOCDs may help prevent potential window falls, especially in children under five years of age.

Quaker Windows & Doors is committed to safety and reminds all homeowners to check local codes regarding egress and WOCDs. For more information on window safety, contact the National Safety Council or visit their website at www.nsc.org.