The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Approved Code of Practice Regulation 14 and Building Regulation BS6262 make it a legal requirement for all glazing to be impact safe and clearly marked.
Of course these regulations are designed as a health and safety concern to try and prevent serious injuries to anyone accidentally colliding with glazing they didn?t realise was there causing concussion or breaking the glass causing lacerations. Regulation 14 goes on to lay down a range of details of the legal requirements of impact resistance, highlighting the potential of an anti-shatter safety window film and the need for safety manifestations;
1. Every window or glazed area in a wall, partition, door or gate shall be of safety material or be protected against breakage, i.e. it should not break on impact or should break safely.
2. Safety glazing material must meet BS 6206 Class B in doors and side panels over 900mm wide, and Class C in those less than 900mm wide. Low level glazing must meet a minimum of BS 6206 Class C.
3. This entails the use of laminated, toughened or safety-wired glass, or plastic glazing sheet that meet BS 6206, or glass with plastic film applied so that the pane of glass with the film meets BS 6206 Class A or B.
Regulation 14 also provides details on the clear marking of glazing using window manifestations which we provide a complete service on installing across London, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Surrey and the UK;
1. Existing glazing must be appropriately marked or featured so as to make it apparent and thus avoid the risk of collision because it is not properly visible. In particular, large uninterrupted areas of glazing where people might reasonably think they can walk straight through.
2. “Critical locations” is the term given to describe of internal and external walls, doors and partitioning which are of primary concern in terms of glazing safety.
3. Critical locations on glazing are between the finished floor level and 1500mm (shoulder height) above that level in doors and in side panels which fall within 300mm of either edge of the door.
4. Between the finished floor level and 800mm (waist height) above that level in the case of walls, partitions and windows.
5 It is important to note that any part of a glass pane affected must meet the requirements in its entirety and not just in the relevant section.
Why Choose Pabro Window Film Systems for Manifestations?
- Professional window film installations by a skilled team
- The highest quality and service standards across the UK
- Huge choice in types and brands of film including 3M
- Expert consultations, advice and recommendations
- Established health and safety policy
- Commercial, domestic and public sector clients
- National coverage from London to Edinburgh
For comprehensive window film and manifestations solutions to all your Regulation 14 glazing requirements, speak to the experts at Pabro Performance Window Films; contact us today to arrange a no obligation survey and quotation with one of our installations team wherever you are in London and the South East or the wider UK.