Fall protection on European Tilt N Turn Windows – Passing Code
We are trying to get occupancy on our energy efficient build.
We have WASCO GENEO Tilt N Turn windows. These windows are european style and turn inwards. The building inspector told us the upstairs windows need fall protection, so WASCO shipped out new handles which incorporate a button as a second requirement to open the windows. The inspector came and said that these handles have not been cleared for ASTM F 2090.
What to do…. has anyone found aftermarket fall protection devices for the windows explained above?
Here is the Minnesota Code
R312.2.1 Window sills. In dwelling units, where the lowest part of the opening of an operable window is located more than 72 inches (1829 mm) above the finished grade or surface below, the lowest part of the window opening shall be a minimum 36 inches (914 mm) above the finished floor of the room in which the window is located. Operable sections of windows shall not permit openings that allow passage of a 4-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere where such openings are located within 36 inches (914 mm) of the finished floor. Exceptions: 1. Windows whose openings will not allow a 4-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere to pass through the opening when the opening is in its largest opened position. 2. Openings that are provided with window fall prevention devices that comply with ASTM F 2090. 3. Windows that are provided with window opening control devices that comply with Section R312.2.2. 4. Replacement windows.