An array of breakaway chains, cord condensers and of cleats accompany all blinds offered on our website.
These are included by law - even if you do not require child safety fitments.
See below for full details and diagrams of the safety the safety mechanisms available, sorted by specific types of blinds and ranges.
Wooden Venetian Blinds
For full compliancy, a breakaway cord condenser is required.
Accumulating the two, three or four cords on the lift side (amount of cords dependent on blind width) Cords are individually knotted with an independent cord fed through the base of the condenser. This is then used for lift operation.
Additionally, a single two piece cleat is also required.
This should be installed as close to the headrail as possible and in all cases, not less than 1.5m from the floor.
The cord should be wrapped around the cleat in a figure of 8 motion.
Alumitex venetians include a safety breakaway tassel.
All cords are individually knotted within the device ensuring - if downward force interrupts the cords entering the device, it breaks away away with ease.
Two cord stop rings are also required in conjunction with a safety tassel and a two-piece cleat. The two-piece cleat should be installed as close to the headrail as possible and in all cases, not less that 1.5m from the floor. The cord should be wrapped around the cleat in a figure of 8 motion.
Three options are available on chain-operated roller blinds in order to meet full compliancy.
Two easy-break chain connectors, posiitoned a minimum of 200mm apart can be used; Or the choice of two tensioning devices: a cord and chain tidy, or a tie-down clip.
A choice of two tensioning devices are available for vertical blinds - a cord & chain tidy or a tie-down clip.
Roman blinds made with the Excel range of fabric are fitted as standard with a cord condenser and a cleat on cord-operated romans, with a tie-down clip - standard on chain controls.
All roman blinds are fitted with a breakaway device on the back lift-panels, ensuring all features involving cord and/ or chains are fully compliant and child-safe.