Solarglide provide Child Safe window dressings.
We don’t want to lose you with too much with legislation to read through… so let us summarise this for you.
Any blind we supply (Roller, Roman, Venetian and Pleated) that has a looped cord, will be fitted with a safety device. This device will be a discreet cleat or hook for the cord to wrap around, so there are no loose strings. These are fitted at a minimum height of 1.5m above the ground.
Whilst vessels sail with or without children, there are varying levels of legislation and advice around the world, but by fitting our products you can rest assured that whoever comes in close contact, will be safe.
The Make it Safe campaign from the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) and RoSPA launched to promote window blind safety in all homes, public buildings and other environments where babies and young children may be present.
Do you have old blinds?
Consider investing in new blinds that are guaranteed to be safe. In fact, there are other options such as motorised products, which reduce the need for cords, these are great for any cabin or public space.
Which is the best child-safe window dressing?
There are lots of options for window dressings that are safe for young children, some have no operating cords at all and instead have a thumb tab or wand for manual control.
We also have blinds with bottom bars that can be lifted into varying positions on the window, so you get more flexible light control. With some blinds, they can be assembled with a simple breakaway chain that will pull apart with excess force, the good news is that they are easy to reassemble.
What is the future of window dressings in the maritime industry?
At Solarglide HQ we believe the future lies in motorisation, whether hard wired, battery operated or solar powered. Many of our blinds can already be motorised and operated with a simple remote control.
In the post-pandemic world, this option reduces the need for manual operation, resulting in less human contact and reduces the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses. We can even motorise our SG Curtain range giving you complete control over your privacy, with one touch of a button.
If you’d like to know more, give our team a call on +441915970543 or send us a message and we’ll call you back.