Conservatory Blinds – Risks and Safety Awareness

Consumers are more 'savvy' and will ask many more probing questions nowadays, equally, they will want to know the upsides and downsides and moreover if there are any risks or dangers associated.

This now also applies to many products and blinds are by no means exempted. To know more about Shutters Sydney and Blinds Sydney, you can go through the web.


This article will concentrate on conservatory blinds in particular, and look at the dangers that some of them can pose to young children and other vulnerable persons.

Recently there have tragically been a number of deaths of young children attributed to strangulation by blind cords. Various high-profile organizations up to government level have come onboard to support a campaign called 'Make it Safe' initiated by the BBSA, the British Blind and Shutter Association, of which Blind Technique are members.

This campaign aims to eliminate the risk of strangulation with looped blind cords and controls through education, keeping these cords away from children at all times or if not possible by introducing various safety designs which mitigate the risk.

It is highlighted that the only sure way to totally eliminate the risk is to keep all control cords out of reach and to otherwise fit blinds without any non-control looped tapes, cords or designs.

Some blinds are better than others. Any blind that has a control cord is a risk. When this is unavoidable consider the option of individual non-looped controls, cleats, a cord tidy or tension pulley.