Child Safety

Child Safety

Our products are compliant with the child safety requirements of BS EN 13120
Blind Hight Unknown
1: With Cord/chain Tensioner or safety clip.
Maximum 1mt length

2: With Safety chain break.
Maximum of 2/3 product drop.

3:With pull cord(s)
Maximum 1mt length

Blind Hight Known
1: With Cord/chain Tensioner or safety clip
Fitted a minimum of 1.5mt from floor

2: With Safety chain break
Fitted a minimum of 0.6mt from floor.

3: With pull cord(s)
Fitted a minimum of 1.5mt from floor
These are the restrictions we are bound by when we supply a blind it is up to the fitter to comply with the regulations. The chain should be no lower than 1.5mt from the floor unless a chain breakaway is used.

Roman blinds will need to be fitted with beakaway clips or safety toggles for the cords at the back of the blind.

Since the regulations were implemented it will place a legal responsibility on all suppliers and professional installers to:

: Provide safety devices to reduce the risk of any cords or chains forming a hazardous loop
: Test all safety critical items of internal blinds
: Test blinds using safety devices
: Observe maximum cord and chain lengths
: Provide specific warnings and instructions
: Provide information on packaging and at point of sale
: Fit safety devices when professionally installing blinds

New Blinds

There are extensive ranges of products that are safe by design, meaning that they do not use operating cords or chains or have concealed or tensioned cords. We strongly recommend that these products are always considered first when you are buying new blinds for homes or public buildings.

If you require blinds that have operating cords or chains please note the new regulations will mean cord and chain lengths are determined by the European standard, and where a safety device is needed we will have to install the device, by law.

Making existing blinds safer

There are a range of safety devices which have been tested to the new mandatory standards and can help to make existing blinds safer. There are options for virtually every style of blind so you do not have to wait until you change your blind to make it safer.

General safety advice
: If fitting blinds yourself, please make sure that you follow the installation instructions carefully and make sure any safety devices supplied are correctly installed
: Do not place your child's cot, bed, highchair or playpen near to a window blind
: Make sure all cords and chains are always secured out of reach of babies and young children
: Do not tie cords or chains together. Make sure cords or chains do not twist and create a loop
: Do not put other furniture near to a window blind as children love to climb.