All the blinds that we supply conform to European safety legislation. Having a safety device is now a legal requirement even in homes without children, as little ones may visit you from time-to-time. In fact, if you move home and leave your blinds, you have an obligation to make sure they are legally safe.
For further information please visit https://www.makeitsafe.org.uk/
When you buy a cord/chain operated blind from us, we will also install a discreet little cleat or hook for the cord to wrap around, so there are no loose strings. These are fitted at a minimum height of 1.5m above the ground. With certain blinds, you can order a special kind of breakaway chain that will pull apart with excess force. The good news is that they are easy to reassemble if pulled apart by accident.
If your existing blind is old and does not have a cleat or break chain, please fit a safety device as soon as possible to make your product child-safe. Even if it wasn’t originally bought from us, we will provide you with the right safety device for your blinds free of charge. To find out more visit www.makeitchildsafe.co.uk. Alternatively, you could think about investing in a new blind that is guaranteed to be safe. There are lots of cordless products to consider too, which are great for any room in the house but particularly useful for children’s rooms.
There are lots of cordless blinds and other kinds of window dressings that are safe for homes with young children. Perfect fit blinds where there are no operating cords are one option. Another option is a spring operated roller blind where there is no chain operation, or take this one step further by motorising the roller blind. Shutters are also a child safe alternative, as well as curtains, or you could have vertical blinds with wand operation - so again there are no cords present.
We will ensure that anything we fit is child safe. However there are a couple of additional steps you can take to ensure that your blinds and curtains are child safe: Keep all cords and chains out of the reach of children using the safety hooks and cleats which have been fitted for you; Loose cords or chains should never be tied together; Furniture that children could climb on should be kept away from your windows