These break apart when undue pressure is applied on the operating chain - such as the chain becoming taut under the chin, or around the neck, of a child. They can be reconnected again. As chain sizes vary the correct chain-break connector must be fitted.
These devices should be securely fixed to an adjacent surface and at an appropriate distance from the top of the blind, so the cords and/or chains are held permanently taut by the device. This stops a child (or pet) from getting their head into the loop formed by the chain or cord.
The cleat should be securely fixed to an adjacent surface out of reach of children, and at least 1.5 metres from the floor. The cords must be secured in a figure of eight after each and every operation of the blind. All spare cord must be securely contained on the cleat.
We can only offer you an alternative operating system, such as a motorised product, or not install the blind at all.
No, chain lengths must be supplied in accordance with the Legislation.
We cannot fit the blind for you, and we must complete the sale as supply only. In this situation we are also not allowed by law to install the brackets to enable you to clip the blind in yourself.
Whether you use us or another tradesperson, the installer is responsible for ensuring the product is fitted in accordance with the relevant child safety legislation. Even if you do not have children living with or visiting you, there is an assumption that you could vacate the property and the next person resident may have children living with, or visiting them, hence why there are no exceptions for domestic installations. There are exceptions for commercial installations, but only where children under 48 months do not have access.