The client has arthritis and has difficulty in reaching and operating her window latch to open the window. A special opening tool was made as there were no commercial alternatives to suit. It was constructed from 22mm o/d aluminium tubing, sourced from a broom handle. This was bent using a standard plumbing internal bending spring and fitted with a wooden tee handle to aid turning. The opener end was a solid block of wood, bored to suit the window handle and was fitted with a steel angle bracket. By a combination of rocking (depressing the window button) then turning motion, the window could be unlatched.
Bristol panel case number 11\15-08