Are your Customers’ Children Safe?

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Written by Russell Gardiner
05.06.2017

Keeping children safe is an important subject. If a blind has cords or chains then it immediately becomes a strangulation hazard if a child can access it. 

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has done research ‘which shows that there have been at least 30 deaths across the UK due to looped cords since 1999’. They also say ‘Research indicates that most accidental deaths involving blind cords happen in the bedroom and occur in children between 16 months and 36 months old, with the majority (more than half) happening at around 23 months’.

So you can see the importance of getting it right with your blinds. The easiest way to provide child safe blinds is to use an inherently child safe blind system – for example Motorised Roller Blinds (like those pictured below), Wand Operated Vertical Blinds or Tensioned Pleated Blinds mean there are no chains or cords.

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However, you may need to make an existing blind safe, or your customer would prefer a chain operated blind. That’s fine as well, there are still ways to make them safe. Click the button below to find out all the child safety products we have available and some useful measurements you need to know to meet the regulations. 

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