What is a WOCD?

  • Device that protects against the potential for children age five and under to fall through open windows not designated for emergency escape or rescue in installation more than 75 ft above ground level in multiple family dwelling buildings since windows at these heights are beyond the reach of rescue ladders currently in use.
  • Currently available window fall prevention devices - WOCD - restrict the size of the open area of the window - Window Fall Prevention Screens - provides a barrier to prevent a child from falling through an open window - Various types of window guards.
  • Security from forced entry is not within the scope of this standard, and is not intended function of any of the devices. How does it function?
  • Similar to a vent stop and lock, the bolt mechanism needs to be released to allow for the lower sash to be raised beyond the sash free passage of a 4.0-in diameter rigid sphere.
  • Once released, when the window sash is returned to a fully closed position, the WOCD release mechanism shall automatically reset • The device shall require no more than 15 lbf to release the mechanism
  • Two WOCD are required for each window sash Standards & Certification
  • Highlights from the new ASTM standard Designation: F2006 - 10
  • Test Sequence to Pass: - Static load on bolt 5 times at 75 lbf - Cycle bolt 4,000 - Load bolt 100 times at 75 lbf Ashland Advantage
  • Ashland’s WOCD has been tested to meet the ASTM F2006 – 10
  • Designed with Ashland’s patented Flex-Fit Technology: - Each device automatically adjusts to a variety of wall thicknesses from .050” - .100” - Works around fabrication burrs with a continuous firm fit in the window stile - Maintains tight fit in extrusion when installed.
  • Currently available in a variety of colors with matching bolt color or Orange (as shown)