BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 - Internal blinds. Performance requirements including safety

BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014

Internal blinds. Performance requirements including safety

Status : Current   Published : February 2009



This European Standard specifies the requirements which internal blinds shall fulfil when fitted to a building. It deals also with the significant machinery hazards relating to construction, transport, installation, operation and maintenance of internal blinds (see list of significant hazards in Annex B).

It applies to internal blinds, whatever their design and the nature of the materials used, as listed below:

  • venetian blind: free hanging, guided, non-retractable;

  • roller blind: free hanging, side guided, with tensioned fabric;

  • vertical blind: free hanging, with top and bottom track, sloping headrail;

  • pleated and honeycomb blind: free hanging, guided, laterally moving, tensioned;

  • Roman Shades;

  • Austrian / Festoon blinds;

  • panel blinds;

  • plantation shutters;

  • roll-up blinds.

These products may be operated manually, with or without compensating springs, or by means of electric motors (power operated products).

This standard does not apply to draperies and insect screens. It does not apply to blinds in sealed glazed units with the exception of requirements related to protection from strangulation.


Insect screens may be installed either internally or externally. However, because they are always exposed to external conditions in use ( windows/doors opened), insects screens are covered by EN 13561 applying to external blinds and awnings.

Noise aspects are not treated in this standard because this is not considered a safety issue.

This standard is not applicable to internal blinds which are manufactured before the date of publication of this standard.

Standard NumberBS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014
TitleInternal blinds. Performance requirements including safety
Publication Date28 February 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1050:1996, EN 1070:1998, EN 1670, EN 12045, EN 12194, EN 12216:2002, EN 12280-2:2002, EN 13125, EN 13527, EN 14201, EN 14500, EN 14501, EN 16433, EN 16434, EN 20105-A02:1994, ISO 105-A02:1993, EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-97, IEC 60335-2-97, EN 61310-1, IEC 61310-1, EN ISO 1421, ISO 1421:1998, EN ISO 105-B04, ISO 105-B04:1994, EN ISO 12100:2010, ISO 12100:2010, ISO 9227
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 14202, EN 14203, EN ISO 10077-1, ISO 10077-1:2006, ISO 7724-1:1984, ISO 7724-2:1984, ISO 7724-3:1984, EN 13772, BS 7231-1, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2010, CEN/TR 13387:2004, 2006/42/EC
ReplacesBS EN 13120:2004
International RelationshipsEN 13120:2009
Amended ByAmendment, February 2014. Amends and replaces BS EN 13120:2009. Corrigendum, April 2015.
Draft Superseded By06/30156314 DC12/30261206 DC
DescriptorsBlinds, Internal, Venetian blinds, Roller blinds, Sunshading, Dimensions, Performance, Safety measures, Performance testing, Construction systems parts
Title in FrenchStores intérieurs. Exigences de performance, y compris la sécurité
Title in GermanAbschlüsse innen. Leistungs- und Sicherheitsanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 89797 9
File Size1.06 MB

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