From 1st June 2021 TCS Property Services will no longer be offering PAT Testing of portable electrical appliances. It is no longer viable for us to continue to offer this service due to the lack of demand. We would like to apologize to our loyal customers. However many local PAT Testing companies are available at reasonable cost by searching online.
In 2014 new safety requirements aiming to address child safety risks posed by blinds and curtains were introduced by the British Standards Institution. The requirements mean that any blind which is installed with cords and chains has to have breakaway connectors and cord and chain safety retainers. The cords and chains must also be maintained at a minimum 1.5 metres from floor level.
All new blinds or curtain tracks which are fitted by a professional must now pass the new standard, meeting the necessary safety requirements and test methods. If an accident involving a non-compliant blind or curtain track takes place in a rental property, the landlord could face prosecution from trading standards.