Safety is important to us

The new updated child safety regulations BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 that were updated in 2014 places a legal responsibility for all traders to provide safe products to their customers. At Winchester Blinds we are committed to the health and safety of our customers and their families and ensure that all of our products comply with the EU regulations. It is a legal requirement for all homes, public buildings and commercial buildings where children aged between 0-42 months are likely to have access or be present. The regulations for blinds that have corded or chain operated mechanisms are:

All continuous chain or corded operated mechanisms must be at least 1.5m from the floor and secured with a tension or cleat system.

Many of our blinds are available with spring-operated mechanisms and motorisation eliminating the need of chains or cords.

For those blinds that are still operated with chains and cords such as roman and roller blinds, we ensure that they comply with the EU legislation by providing child safe fixings. Breakaway connectors are used with roller blinds and tension mountings are used with roman blinds.

We will ensure that any safety devices are securely fitted and you are shown how your blinds and safety fixings work. Additionally any instructions are left with you for your future reference.

We also offer the service to alter any of your existing blinds, even if they’re not our blinds originally to ensure they are are child safe.