Child Safety Information

To comply with Child Safety Legislation EN13120 8.2.33, we and our suppliers have implemented the following methods to our Wood Venetian Blinds to ensure we comply with Child Safety.

Children are at risk of strangulation if a safety device is not installed. Always use a safety device to keep cords and chains out of reach of children and move any cots or beds away from blind cords.



We take child safety extremely seriously that is why all our blinds are supplied with the appropriate Child Safety device.

We fully support the ‘Make it Safe’ campaign promoted and highlighted by The British Blind & Shutter Association. Download The BBSA ‘Make it Safe‘ leaflet.

Read all attached warning labels prior to installation.

Position furniture away from windows.

Please check your own tracks and poles are child safe.

Product Control Type Control specification Accessories Installation
Roller Blinds Sidewinder chain (Standard) Chain length supplied at 66% (two thirds) of the blind drop Breakaway chain connectors (x2)
Comes apart under pressure
Factory fitted
Simply snap together to reconnect if required
Roller Blinds Tension Spring (optional extra) order by telephone Single centre pull cord with acorn   Factory fitted
Blackout Blinds   Use appropriate standard cover info    
Venetian Blinds 25/15mm slat Aluminium Tilt wand
Raise/lower cords
Wand 66% (two thirds) of blind drop, child safe
100 cm maximum cord drop
1) Split breakaway acorn on cords
2) Cord cleat to tidy cords
3) Cord stops to prevent cords pulling through headrail
1) Factory fitted. Simply click back together if required
2) Install safety device
3) Factory fitted
Venetian Blinds 50mm slat Aluminium Cord Tilt
Cord raise and lower
100 cm maximum cord drop 1) Cord cleats to tidy cords
2) Cord stops to prevent cords pulling through headrail
1) Install safety device
2) Factory fitted
Vertical Blinds Chain Tilt
Cord Draw
(Standard)
100 cm maximum cord drop P' Clip control tidy Install clip as instructions enclosed
Vertical Blinds Wand tilt and draw
(optional)
Childsafe, wand length standard as required
Single wand for left or right hand stack bunch
Split bunch stack not available with wand
None required Wand factory fitted
Wooden Blinds Cord Tilt
Cord raise and lower
100 cm maximum cord drop 1) Cord cleats to tidy cords
2) Cord stops to prevent cords pulling through headrail
3) Cord connector to convert multi cords to single
1) Install safety device
2) Factory fitted
3) Factory fitted
Roman Blinds Cord Lock
(standard)
100 cm maximum control drop 1) Cord cleats to tidy cords
2) Cord stops to prevent cords pulling through headrail
3) Cord connector to convert multi cords to single
4) Breakaway rear cord guides, separate under pressure
1) Install safety device
2) Factory fitted
3) Factory fitted
4) Click back together if required
Roman Blinds Sidewinder
Chain Control
100 cm maximum control drop. Endless loop 1) 'P' Clip control tidy
2) Cord stops to prevent cords pulling through headrail
3) Breakaway rear cord guides, separate under pressure
1) Fit as instructions enclosed
2) Factory Fitted
3) Click back together if required
Curtains Not applicable Not applicable We would recommend the draw cords on pencil pleat headings are tied in a ball and secured adjacent to the tape  
Panel Blinds Wand Control Standard appopriate wand length supplied Childsafe, none required Wand factory fitted
Panel Blinds Cord control 100 cm maximum cord drop P' Clip control tidy Install clip as instructions enclosed
Pleated Blinds Freehanging Cord control 100 cm maximum cord drop 1) Cord cleats to tidy cords
2) Split breakaway acorn on cords
3) Cord Connector to convert multi cords to single
1) Install safety device
2) Factory Fitted. Simply click back together if required.
3) Factory fitted
Pleated blinds Skylight Hand or Wand Control Supplied for hand operation. Detachable rod available for out of reach situations. Chargeable, order by telephone. None required, childsafe  
Perfect fit Pleated blinds Hand or Wand Control Supplied for hand operation. Detachable rod available for out of reach situations. Chargeable, order by telephone. None required, childsafe  
Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds Tilt wand
Raise/lower cords
Wand 66% (two thirds) of blind drop, child safe
100 cm maximum cord drop
1) Split breakaway acorn on cords
2) Cord cleat to tidy cords
3) Cord stops to prevent cords pulling through headrail
1) Factory fitted. Simply click back together if required
2) Install safety device
3) Factory fitted
Perfect Fit Roller Blinds Hand Operation Childsafe None required  

Wooden Venetian Cord Cleats

We will supply each Wood Venetian blind with a cord safety cleat. The safety cleat shall be installed as close as possible to the headrail and in all cases no less than 1500mm from the floor. The cord must be fully accumulated around the safety cleat(s) when the blind is not in use. Full installation instructions are included in STEP 5 of our fitting instructions booklet supplied with each blind.

Wooden Venetian Cord Condensers

Breakaway cord condensers are pre-fitted to all our blinds. These are fitted to the lift cords so that when a horizontal force is applied to the cords entering the condenser it safely breaks away eliminating any hazardous loops.

If the cord condenser is pulled apart untangle and untwist all cords:

  • For 2 Cords – Press the cord condenser together until it is fully closed.
  • For 3 Cords – Place the loose cord in the opening in one half of the cord condenser and press the cord condenser together until it is fully closed.
  • For 4 Cords – Place one of the loose cords in the opening in one half of the cord condenser, the remaining loose cord in the opening in the other half and press the cord condenser together until it is fully closed.

If there are any doubts that the cord condenser has not been re-attached correctly it can be tested by placing your arm between the cords and pressing downwards. The condenser should break apart with minimal force. If it does not breakaway tie the cords out of reach from children and contact us immediately on 0800 622 6056 to speak with our team, or call a reputable blind company for advice.

Should you require an additional copy of our fitting instructions, if one has not been received or if you have any general questions regarding Child Safety with this product please call our office without hesitation on 0800 622 6056.


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To comply with Child Safety Legislation EN13120 8.2.33, we and our suppliers have implemented the following methods to our Wood Venetian Blinds to ensure we comply with Child Safety.

Children are at risk of strangulation if a safety device is not installed. Always use a safety device to keep cords and chains out of reach of children and move any cots or beds away from blind cords.


Vertical Blinds - Wand Control

We can offer a child friendly wand control for an additional £10 per vertical blind. The wand is used to open, close and rotate the slats instead of the usual chains.

Vertical Blinds - Sewn in Weights

We can also offer sewn in slat weights on vertical blind slats. This would remove the bottom supporting chain and be replaced with self supporting sewn in weights.

Vertical Blinds - Wand Control with Sewn in Weights

This option would make the blind completely child safe as this would remove all chains on the vertical blind.

Please note: If using a blind in a room accessible to a child or pet, you must ensure that the cord is tied up safely out of reach (1.5 meters above floor level). For safety we recommend moving beds, cots and furniture away from windows fitted with a blind that has a side control mechanism. Do not tie cords together to form a loop and ensure they do not twist to create a loop.

For more information on child safety please contact us on 0800 622 6056

 


Download Making Blinds Safe PDF

Download or View our Child Safety PDF
Making Blinds Safe