Child Safety Window Blinds for Upminster & Hornchurch. In- Built Motorised & Efficient Safety Systems, Chigwell & Loughton, Essex
Although the visual aesthetic of our homes is extremely important to most, both for that feel good factor and to bring a functional edge to our surroundings, making it safe for everyone is also a priority. We ensure that all electrics are hazard free, floors are not wet and slippery and that chip pans do not overheat and catch fire. There are numerous ways in which we protect ourselves and our families from harm within the home, but one particular aspect had eluded us all for a long time.
The cords, chains or pulleys on everyday window blinds have come under the spotlight after a number of unfortunate accidents involving babies and young children. Youngsters can become entangled in these cords with tragic results, leading to calls for measures to be put in place. The British Blind ans=d Shutter Association’s ‘Make it Safe’ campaign joined with others to raise awareness of this issue and In 2014 the EU imposed a set of regulations dealing with the subject.
The regulations relate to all blinds including Venetian, roller, vertical, pleated, honeycomb, Roman , Austrian/Festoon blinds, panel blinds, plantation shutters and roll-up blinds. New blinds must now be manufactured as ‘safe by design’, or be supplied with the appropriate child safety devices fitted on purchase. Where a cord loop is present or possible, a mechanism must ensure that the cord breaks under pressure. Alternatively a facility is required which will safely store the cord or chain where they do not pose a danger and where young hands cannot reach them.
Applewood Interiors have an extensive range of blinds which all have these child safety features, are hand made and will perfectly enhance your home in Upminster, Hornchurch, Chigwell or Loughton. Call them on 01277 200203 for free home consultation, quote, measuring and fitting.