The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) Seminars

The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) Seminars

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Posted: 7 Feb 2018

This week The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) is hosting a number of seminars across the country, open to all BBSA members.

About BBSA

The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) is the only national trade association for companies that manufacture; supply and install interior and exterior blinds, awnings, security grilles and shutters and associated motor and control systems. Conservatory Blinds Limited decided to join the The British Blind and Shutter Association many years ago for several reasons, such as:
  • They are the only UK trade association for the blind and shutter industries
  • They cover all products and services, from external security shutters to internal plantation shutters – from awnings to internal blind systems and everything in between
  • Run by members, for members
  • Lastly, the BBSA was founded in 1919.

BBSA Seminars

These seminars are important as they are a way of making sure that all companies in the blinds and shutter industry have kept up to date with some important changes happening. Therefore, they cover issues both directly related to blinds, and issues affecting the industry on a wider level.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

One of the main topic they covered relates to the upcoming changes in the law regarding data protection.  From 25th May 2018, The Information Commissioner’s Office will introduce a new data protection law called GDPR. This will replace the previous 1995 data protection regulation. In simple terms, the new legislation means: There are new rights for people to access the information companies hold about them, obligations for better data management for businesses, and a new regime of fines. Consequently, this will affect how companies handle customer data in the future; an issue that will impact companies across the country. The BBSA seminar helped for companies to understand the new legislation by provided advice such as:
  • GDPR Introduction – What is it and what help is there from the BBSA?
  • GDPR Getting to grips with your data and compliance

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Blind Safety

Alongside that, the seminars also covered topics such as the blind cord safety. In recent years, there has been many tragic stories of young children and blind cords.  However, the BBSA has been the forefront of educating the public and industry for years about child safety and blinds. The association came up with the  ‘Make It Safe’ campaign to educate others on the risks and spread awareness. The seminar explained any changes to the campaign and how as a company we can continue to make a difference with blinds such as the SmartCord® and Literise® Blinds. Literise blind - child safety We feel that it’s very important to be up-to-date with every aspect of this industry. So, our Operations Manager attended one of the BBSA seminars on 7th February. This was to ensure that it prepares us for any changes in the future. This is one of the reasons it’s important to find a blinds supplier that’s a member of the BBSA, as it means it’s more likely they are keeping up-to-date with the important aspects of blinds.

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