Child Safety

We know that children (whether yours or just visiting) are always getting into trouble. That’s why we know that it’s important to make the home as safe a place as possible.

Child Safety Blinds Child Safety Blinds

Stitched blinds are not only beautiful but every chain is made to UK legislation. They’ll be made to the correct length, and by design will disconnect when pressure is applied. By legislation they have to give at 6kg so a heavy tug on a heavy blind can disconnect the chain - but don’t worry, if this happens, get in touch and we can show you how to put it back in place.

By law, all blinds with chains need to be secured with a child safety device or hook to keep the controls taut and the chain has to end at least 1.5m from the floor. Chains that are too long, or not secured properly can pose a risk of strangulation, so we make sure that we supply all of our blinds with the right components so that this can be avoided.

There are a couple of things you can do to make sure that your home is extra safe…

  • Keep any furniture that can be climbed on (beds, chest of drawers, chairs etc) away from your windows
  • Use our measuring guide to help us calculate the safest height for your blind controls
    If you need any more information, please visit the Make It Safe website