Monthly Archives: June 2014

Here at Premier Blinds & Awnings, we were all devastated a few weeks back to hear of the death of another toddler due to strangulation by a blind cord.

Sophie Allen of Sunderland was just two – and like many children of her age she was playing hide-and-seek with her brother behind the curtains. She became entangled and by the time her Mother realised it was too late. Her life support was switched off six days later, leaving grieving parents and siblings.

My two boys are forever climbing furniture and hiding behind things. They think it’s funny to put cords around their necks, but can easily get tangled up and panic. My heart breaks for Sophie’s family, and all other families who have lost children through something so easily preventable.

So PLEASE, follow RoSPA’s guidelines below and insist that any blinds you buy comply with the new European regulations and are installed correctly.

• Install blinds that do not have a cord, particularly in a child’s bedroom
• Do not place a child’s cot, bed, playpen or highchair near a window
• Pull cords on curtains and blinds should be kept short and kept out of reach
• Tie up the cords or use one of the many cleats, cord tidies, clips or ties that are available.

Child Safety Devices 1

If you have any concerns about the blinds already installed in your home, or would like some free safety devices just call us on 01372 377112. Take action this Child Safety Week

(www.childsafetyweek.org.uk)

glorious weather over the past few days

The glorious weather over the past few days will have highlighted the issue of glare to homeowners with roof lanterns. Premier Blinds have just announced the launch of a new blind “The Wave” which is an affordable and attractive way of controlling the light and temperature from glazed roofs.
Wave Blind
The blind is a manually operated shading system that can be installed in the recess underneath the skylight. Engineered with performance fabric and components designed to weather the extremes of temperature and UV light from overhead sunlight. The only cables run close to the sides, leaving the opening clear of any visible wires when the blind is retracted. In comparison to the alternatives on the market, the Wave blind does not require a power source to be retro-fitted, which often adds significant cost or ugly trunking over new plasterwork.

If you have a glazed roof please contact us for your free guide on the options for blinds.