Window Blind Safety

window blind safety

Metal Venetian Blinds Safety Advice

Metal Venetian blinds can be motorized or operated by means of a cord and wand.

Motorization is the safest option but is rarely used because of the cost involved.
The wand in the Venetian blind is used to tilt the slats. This wand poses no significant danger but it can be reduced in length for general safety. The cords operating the Venetian blind must not end in a loop, unless a breakaway tassel is used.

One Tassel Per Cord

One Tassel Per Cord

Plastic Rings

Plastic Rings

Breakaway Tassel

Breakaway Tassel












Alternatively each cord should have its own tassel and the cords can be reduced in length.

A cleat should be provided and attached to the wall or window so that the cords can be tied up safely, particularly when the blind has been pulled up and the cords are longer.

Inner cords on Venetian blinds can form a loop that can be fatal to infants and toddlers. Plastic rings should be attached to each cord to prevent the inner cords from being pulled into a loop.

Please ensure all safety devices are installed correctly.