Child Safety

Here at Design Blinds near Braintree, we take the safety of our customers and their families extremely seriously. The BBSA welcomed the introduction of new child safety standards in 2014 for internal blinds.


Children are naturally curious about many things found around the home. At Design Blinds, we understand this and know how important it is for your child to be kept safe and secure. This is why all of our blinds either have a cord-free mechanism or come with a safety device in line with the latest European regulations, which is installed by your installer during your fitting appointment.

In any other rooms, designs with cords or chains must be secured with a child safety device whether or not you have children living with you. This is because little ones may visit your home occasionally. And if you move house, the blinds that you leave behind must be safe for the new owners.

Our standard Roman, Venetian, and Wood Venetian blinds are installed with a cleat for the controls to be wrapped around. This device is fitted at a height of at least 1.5 metres from the ground.
Our Roller, Vertical and deluxe Roman blinds are fitted with a hook to keep the controls taut.
Breakaway components are another safety feature of certain blinds, which sense when a certain amount of force is placed upon them. These are also easy to reassemble if you pull a control too hard and they end up breaking away accidentally.

If you are buying a new window blind for your child’s room, then maybe you should consider blinds that work without cords or chains… Our “PerfectFit” blinds click into place between the beading and glass of a uPVC window, with the blinds fitting within this made-to-measure casing. There are no operating cords at all – instead the blinds are controlled using a simple tab or wand. Our Pleated, Venetian and Roller blinds can all be installed in this way, which are inherently safe by design. Another option is our chain-free luxury Roller blinds.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) website

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) website