In either case, there are regulations governing the lengths of cords or chains.
Properties where blinds are already installed can still be made safe – the relatively simple installation of cleats on which to wind cords when not in use may be an efficient and cost-effective solution to prevent young children being strangled in the loops created by cords or chains.
Of course, such devices are only effective when they are used. If your properties are furnished, cots, playpens, and other furniture should be placed away from windows to avoid children climbing up, an activity they all seem to love.
The regulations apply to all premises where children aged between 0-42 months are present or likely to have access – almost everywhere!
Our property managers are available to assist with adjusting existing installations and, where applicable, installing new blinds or curtain tracks.