Child Safety a Must around Internal Window Covering Cords

national standards on internal window covering cords.
If you have blinds in your home or are intending to install blinds in your home, it is essential to be aware of the rules and regulations surrounding their compliance with new national laws.

After concerns were raised regarding looped cords, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) introduced regulations to ensure small children were not in danger.

In July 2010, mandatory standards were introduced to ensure maximum safety. The most essential part of this standard refers to corded internal window coverings.

The bottom of any blind or curtain cord should be at least 160cm above the floor. This can be achieved by adding a safety tensioning device or installing a hook high enough to loop cords out of harm’s way. You can now also purchase a wand instead of a cord to operate blinds.

It is important to note that it is a property owner’s responsibility to ensure these standards are met if internal window coverings have been supplied as part of a tenancy.

Reliable and Reputable Service

When it comes to safe and secure blinds installation, Blind Concepts have got you and the law covered.

Established in 1999 the company is devoted to providing sales and service excellence whilst maintaining a sound knowledge of the trends, rules, and regulations of the industry.

The range of blinds is diverse and includes:

• Vertical blinds

• Roman blinds

• Venetian blinds including aluminum, wood composite, and cedar

• Timber blinds

• Holland blinds

• Wood weave blinds

• Oriental, plain, or exposed batten

• Cedar both lacquered and oiled

• Wood composite

• 50mm timber look finish (polyresin)

Not Just a Replacement Service

Blind Concepts are also able to offer cleaning services to blinds using environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and minimal water.

Maintenance restoration to old or damaged blinds is also a specialty. We have a wide range of parts and accessories to suit most styles of blinds thus offering “new” blinds to you at a fraction of the cost and reducing the amount of rubbish going into landfill.

When thinking blinds, new or restored, think Blind Concepts and visit