Make It Safe
BBSA MAKE IT SAFE CAMPAIGN
As members of the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) we fully support the BBSA’s make it safe campaign.
We will supply and install safety devices or offer alternative operating methods where children or vulnerable people may be present.
The BBSA’s recommendations to parents and carers are:
- Do not place a child’s cot, bed, playpen or high chair near a window so they may reach a blind cord
- Do not place furniture near a window that a child could climb on to reach a blind cord
- Do make sure that a safety device is fitted to keep the cords taut or out of reach
To download a copy of the BBSA’s make it safe brochure > click here
Parents and carers are reminded that:
“Complete elimination of the strangulation risk can only be achieved by keeping cords, chains, and tapes and similar out of the reach of children. Use of additional safety devices may reduce the risk of strangulation but cannot be considered foolproof ……Persons in charge of children are ultimately responsible for following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer.” EN 13120 – Internal Blinds Performance requirements including Safety.
Please note we can supply retrofit safety devices as well – don’t take a chance, make it safe!