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Child Safety Options

It’s a fact that cords and chains are often necessary to operate a blind, however these can cause a hazard to young people. However rare the cases may be, one incident is one too many.


At St Albans Blinds we have always offered the option of safety devices. It's simple, people need a product that solves privacy, appearance and suitability. It is now a requirement and that each blind is safe in the eyes of the law.


To help your choice of product whilst being aware of the dangers, there are now many options available.


I have itemised the options of safety devices for each product;

Safe, Safer and Safest.


Motorised blinds on all products clearly would be safest due to there being no cords. Cost may cause another kind of shock, details on demand.


Below I have listed available options to make your new blinds affordable and safe.


For example a roller blind can be chosen with the following:

Spring operation (Safest)

Chain fixed to the wall with a safety device (Safer)

Chain breaks (Safe)


Venetian blinds are now available with a:

Slide wand (Safest)

Ultra wand (Safer)

Cleat to tie up spare cord (Safe)


Timber and faux wood blinds have many cords for operation of lift and then to tilt.

Cleat to tie up spare cord. (Safe)


Vertical blinds and panel blinds offer a choice of:

Mono wand (Safest)

Dual/mono safety device (Safe)

A vertical blind that used to have cords with a weight and a chain to tilt are a thing of the past.


Roman blinds can come with a cord, cord lock, or mono chain so can be made safe with:

Chain fixed to the wall with a safety device (Safer)

Cleat to tie up spare cord (Safe)


My fitter would NOT be able to fit a blind that has a cord or chain without one of these options. Also cords or operating loop, cords where 2 or more hang together or individual cords need to be 600mm - 1500mm from ground level.


The last few years have shown new products that are SAFEST by design. Details of all these products are in main products page but listed below.


Perfect Fit, INTU, Smartrise, Smartcord, motorisation, spring control, cord tensioning, chain fixers, cord breaks and wands. Please call for full explanation of requirements and necessities.


Between us we can make your blind safe and also meet your budget and be on time.


Just ask Gary 07507 526 178



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