Child Safety Policy in High-Rise Building as Preventive Measures of Child Falls–A Review


  • Sitiayu Zubaidah Yusuf Department of Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Khadijah Hussin Department of Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nur Husna Azali Department of Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia



Child, safety, high-rise building, residential, child falls, safety policy


Urbanization is one of the factors that lead to the high-rise buildings construction and vertical commercial development in developed countries especially in high density area to ensure that housing stock is sufficient. The continuous growth of high-rise residential properties indicates that there is a need for an effective property management system to provide a sustainable high-rise residential property development. The children who live in high-rise residential would be exposed to danger or accident especially risk of fall from height and currently has been occurring nation-wide for many years resulting serious injuries and deaths. This incident can be avoided by incorporating simple child safety designs into new homes or by providing child safety features into existing homes. However, this matter requires the intervention of policy and legislation for the enforcement of the implementation. Hence, this paper attempt to reviews the literature concerning the needs of policy related to child safety for high-rise residential in order to control an accident involving children falls. The outcome of this study hopefully will ensure the implementation of child safety policy in order to prevent child falls and make sure the building is safe to be occupied especially for children. 


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How to Cite

Yusuf, S. Z., Hussin, K., & Azali, N. H. (2015). Child Safety Policy in High-Rise Building as Preventive Measures of Child Falls–A Review. Jurnal Teknologi, 73(5).