Landlords Safety Considerations for Internal Window Blinds

Where internal window blinds are installed in premises where children 0 to 42 months are (ever) likely to have access or be present, ensure they comply with the EN 13120 standard. The standard includes:

• Limitations on cord and chain lengths
• Safety devices for preventing any cords or chains from creating a hazardous loop
• The fitting of safety devices on cords and chains at the point of manufacture
• The testing of all safety critical components of internal blinds
• Safety warnings and product instructions

Further Reading:
British Blind and Shutter Association – 2014 legal requirements for internal window blinds here http://www.makeitsafe.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Surveyor-Installer-Guide-for-Trade.pdf

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