When choosing new blinds for the house, you want to make sure the design aspect matches with the rest of your decor. You also need to make sure that it will give you enough privacy and provide sufficient shading from the sun. Now, what if you have children?
Natural curiosity and intrigue about the weird and wonderful things around your home can be major safety risks. Young children are in danger of strangulation from the loops of pull, chain and bead cords which operate window blinds. It is extremely important to take all the necessary measures to ensure they are as safe as possible.
Did you know that on average, one to two Australian children die every year in accidents caused by improperly secured blind cords?
Meticulous regulations apply to all blinds and fittings such as Venetian, Roman and Holland blinds, curtains, and any window fixtures containing cords, that have been fitted since 2010. Landlords have a duty of care to ensure that every window cord is safe and secure according to these guidelines.
As an add-on to our smoke alarm safety program, Detector Inspector can fit and maintain blinds & window coverings in accordance with the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard – Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations and Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard.
That may have been a mouthful, but let’s reiterate what exactly we can do to secure your family home.
Our annual corded blinds service includes an inspection to all blinds, window coverings and fittings for compliance. We upgrade and install fixtures and safety labels to meet regulations. We provide tenants with safety information and instructions while also issuing a statement of compliance, including recommendations for any window coverings that cannot be made to comply.
If you’re a property manager or landlord, don’t let your tenants become a statistic. Keep your corded blinds up to standard to keep kids safe at home in your property.
And if you’re a parent with little ones running around the house, this is something that can’t be overlooked.