Window blind cords and chains can pose a risk for babies, children and vulnerable people who could injure or even strangle themselves on the hanging looped cords.
New legislation which came into force in February 2014 governs the way in which manufacturers, suppliers and installers of window blinds are legally bound to supply only products which are manufactured as safe, tested and installed to strict guidelines and which will be enforceable by law.
Common child safe designs include wand operated vertical blinds, spring controlled roller blinds, friction controlled pleated blinds, friction operated EASi-Fit (Perfect Fit) blinds, motorised blinds and crank operated blinds.
Any blinds which are installed with cords and chains have to be installed with breakaway connectors, cord and chain safety retainers or cleats and the cords and chains have to be maintained at a minimum 1.5 metres from the floor level.
Glazing Films & Blinds follow all the safety guidelines and offer only child safe products into residential buildings, public buildings and commercial premises where children can visit. We also offer a free consultation and upgrading of existing blinds as and when we are installing new products into these types of buildings. All our installations into schools premises are now affected using only child safe designs irrelevant of the ages of pupils attending.
You can buy blind child safety clips from our online shop, which come with full fitting instructions. Click here to choose from our range of options.
To arrange a site survey, or for advice, information, samples or a no obligation installation quote, contact us on 01207 284 284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.