With the temperature dropping and the nights closing in, we’re coming into the time of year when we spend more time in our home than ever. We know that cosying up in the autumn and winter can spark a desire to redecorate and refresh, but it’s also an essential time to keep in mind your blind safety.
At Tidmarsh Blinds, we absolutely support the Make It Safe campaign from the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) to promote window blind safety in all homes, public buildings and other environments where babies and young children may be present. When it comes to choosing blinds, we understand that making sure that they are safe for babies and children is of the utmost importance to parents. That’s why child safety is paramount in our approach to selling blinds.
Whether you’re looking for new blinds, shutters or curtains, Tidmarsh offer a range of designs that work without traditional cords or chains. Cordless blinds completely eliminate the risk of children becoming tangled in chains or cords, while still providing the functionality that you’re looking for from your blinds.
Our electrically operated blind range and our battery operated blind range work via remote control or wall mounted switch, ensuring there are no chains or cords left dangling around within a child’s reach. These include roller blinds, roman blinds, venetian blinds, and even curtains.
At Tidmarsh we work closely with Lutron to provide our clients and customers with the highest quality, cutting edgelighting control products. We’re extremely proud to be the only Lutron Homeworks Dealer and Fabricator in the UK, and therefore we can offer a full range of products and services, from electric blinds and curtains to remotely controlled lighting and audio visual systems, each of which offer Child-Safe Solutions. Our most popular product, Triathlon Blinds, provide the most fashionable, flexible and affordable motorised blind system available today – in a fully child-safe product.
The newest window covering available from Tidmarsh, Lutron’s Palladiom Shading Systems, offer the cutting edge of technology. The cordless system provides a beautiful solution to the cord-safety issues – a sleek and intuitive design that offers full functionality that’s completely child and pet safe.
All of our blinds can be fitted with child safety devices to help eliminate hazards and prevent any accidents from occurring. This may be a design implement that ensures cords are safely tidied away, out of reach, or a built in feature that responds to unnecessary pressure, for example, a breakaway connector. We take child safety extremely seriously, and are more than happy to talk parents and guardians through the variety of safety accessories available. Just get in touch to see how we can best help you.
Blind Safety Tips for Parents and Guardians
Despite best efforts, blind cords can still cause real harm to children and babies, as well as over-enthusiastic pets. There are some simple things that you can keep in mind when buying and installing blinds to help make sure your home is as safe as possible for your children.
- Keep children’s beds away from windows
By placing cots and beds away from windows, you drastically reduce the risk of accidental entanglement. Children are naturally inquisitive, so avoid placing anything climbable near a window.
- Knot cords
Always knot long cords rather than looping them, and make sure you trim down long cords so they don’t dangle within a child’s easy reach.
- Consider cordless blinds
Eliminate the risk of entanglement by eliminating cords, especially in children’s bedrooms and playrooms.
- Tie up loose cords
Always ensure that loose cords are clipped or wound away using a mount on the wall. This not only provides extra safety for young children playing nearby, but also looks much neater in your home.
- Use breakaway and other child safety options
At Tidmarsh we offer a range of products that will disconnect a cord if placed under unnecessary pressure. These can be fitted to most blinds and provide an extra level of safety and security to our products.
Whether you’re looking for new blinds, shutters or curtains, or just trying to make sure that your home is as safe as possible, we can help you. Get in touch with our blind safety experts today for more information.