Are your shutters and blinds child safe?

The safety of your children is paramount to us here at Charles Faraday Shutters and Blinds.

We ensure that your blinds are child safe. We install so as to conform to British Standards.

We have demonstrated this by working closely with our suppliers and manufacturers, members of the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA). We are dedicated to ensuring our products meet with legislation and our operating systems are compliant with the laws surrounding child safety requirements.

When we complete our order forms for your blinds these include compulsory fields that must be completed to ensure we supply you with the correct devices and information.

We do have blinds that are considered ‘safe by design’, and we prefer to supply and fit these at all times. These are cordless or have concealed or tensioned cords with either a built-in or separate safety system. We will at all times advise on the blinds that are ‘safe by design’ as a preferred option over any others. It is illegal any one to supply or professionally install an internal window blind that does not comply with BS EN13120:2009+A1:2014.

Although you are using child-friendly blind safety devices, please remember the following tips to help keep our children safe:

  • Ensure that all cords and chains are well secured out of the reach of babies and young children at all times – you must not tie cords or chains together.
  • Consider carefully the placement of your furniture in the rooms that have blinds. Children are naturally curious and enjoy climbing up items of furniture, so make sure all blinds are free of nearby items they can climb up. Cots, highchairs and beds, for example, must always be kept well away from any blinds.
  • Motorisation technology is ideal for children’s playrooms and bedrooms, worry free for you.

Plantation Window Shutters that we supply and fit do not have any cords to operate them, thus are ‘safe by design’. Could they be a better option?

Why not have a look at our Window Shutter page in the products section?

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