This article contains the following sections
- An overview of our annual corded blind safety service
- What to expect from our corded blind safety service
- Key takeaways from The Corded Blind Safety Standards 2014
Available as an add-on to an annual smoke alarm safety service, Detector Inspector’s corded blind safety service ensures that blinds, window coverings and fittings are correctly secured and labelled in accordance with the mandatory safety standards and relevant state-based legislation.
Due to the potential strangulation hazard, landlords are required to ensure that all corded window coverings are properly fitted and maintained in accordance with the Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard 2014 which came into effect on 1/01/2015.
An overview of our annual corded blind safety service
- Safety and compliance check
- The service will ensure that all blinds, window coverings and fittings are correctly secured and labelled in accordance with all relevant legislation
- Free replacement
- Free replacement or installation of missing or damaged cleats, cord guides, warning labels and swing tags
- Digital records
- Includes time, date and GPS tracked photos of each corded blind at the property
- Service report
- A digital Service Report detailing the property's compliance with all applicable corded blind related legislation
- Cord Shortening
- Cord shortening for beaded metal chains
- New South Wales
What to expect from our corded blind safety service
Key takeaways from The Corded Blind Safety Standards 2014
A cord guide
No part of a cord guide may be installed lower than 1,600 mm above floor level unless:
(a) the cord guide will remain firmly attached to a wall or other structure specified in the installation instructions when subjected to a tension force of 70 N applied in any direction for 10 seconds: and
(b) the cord is sufficiently secured or tensioned to prevent the formation of a loop 220 mm or longer.