Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® were invited to champion window safety at the 2017 Social Care Conference of NASHiCS, The National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services.
Emma Wells, Jackloc’s founder and one of its directors, joined speakers from across a number of sectors and public bodies including the Care Quality Commission to discuss the challenges facing health and care services. In her keynote, Emma focused on what it takes to safeguard people from falls or escapes out of windows.
“As proud members of NASHiCS, we were delighted to support the National Conference for Social Care and speak on the importance of window restrictors especially in a care setting,” comments Emma. “We were able to network and speak with key members of the Care Quality Commission, UNISON and other influential bodies in our industry which is a powerful tool as we continue in our mission to raise window safety standards.”
With the mantra of reducing the risk of falls wherever there is a window, Jackloc has developed a full range of restrictors for any residential or commercial application. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the Midlands, the Jackloc range includes push and turn, swivel/stud and key-lockable folding models, alongside the marquee, Queen’s Award-winning MK2 key-lockable cable restrictor.
In addition to the use by care homes, sheltered accommodation and hospitals at home and abroad, Jackloc restrictors can be found in a variety of settings including hotels, commercial buildings and educational facilities. Safeguarding thousands of lives every day worldwide, Jackloc supports everyone from specialist care homes in their home county of Leicestershire, to seven-star private hospitals in Abu Dhabi, where 300 restrictors were fitted.
“Improving safety is our overriding commitment at Jackloc,” adds Emma. “That is why we are actively involved with organisations like NASHiCS, RoSPA and USHA (University Safety and Health Association) to ensure we are a part of every conversation involving safety. Our involvement with NASHiCS also allows us to reward the outstanding work of organisations who share our ethos. We sponsored and presented the NASHiCS Best Practice Award to Hallmark Care Homes which was a great honour.”
From presenting awards to the possibility of receiving one, Jackloc are nominated for the highly-coveted Component Supplier of the Year at the G17 Awards. Recognising their hard work and the quality of their range, Jackloc will find out if they are the winners at the glitzy black-tie event in London on November 17th.
Established in Leicestershire in 2003, Jackloc are the Queen’s Award-winning window and door restrictor brand. A family-owned, family run business, Jackloc supplies their British-made restrictors to a diverse range of organisations across the world. Jackloc were also recipients of the Thomas Telford Award for Innovation and were named Leicestershire Small Business of the Year 2015.